Morton, Illinois Population 2022

17,287
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Morton is a city located in Tazewell County Illinois. Morton has a 2020 population of 17,287. Morton is currently growing at a rate of 0.49% annually and its population has increased by 0.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,117 in 2010.

The average household income in Morton is $98,962 with a poverty rate of 4.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $871 per month, and the median house value is $197,400. The median age in Morton is 42.1 years, 40.9 years for males, and 43.2 years for females.

Morton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mortonwas:

  • White: 94.09%
  • Asian: 2.34%
  • Two or more races: 1.50%
  • Black or African American: 1.20%
  • Other race: 0.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
  • Native American: 0.02%
The current population of Morton, Illinois is 17,287 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,117.

Morton, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,85794.09%
Black or African American1891.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.02%
Asian3702.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.03%
Some Other Race1310.83%
Two or More Races2371.50%
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Morton Population by Race

Morton Population Pyramid 2022

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Morton Median Age

43.6


Total

40.9


Male

45.2


Female

Morton Adults

There are 12,056 adults, (3,594 of whom are seniors) in Morton.

Morton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Morton Sex Ratio

Female

8,324

52.71%

Male

7,467

47.29%

Morton Population by Age

Morton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Morton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92%8%
All77.3%22.7%
Male71.7%28.3%
Female59.5%40.5%
Non Family55.1%44.9%

77.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Morton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7212.377.3
Married3,9212.8692
Male1803.2971.7
Female4422.959.5
Non Family2,1781.155.1

2.85

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Morton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2382.13%
9th to 12th Grade2652.37%
High School Graduate2,43021.75%
Some College2,20519.74%
Associates Degree1,52113.62%
Bachelors Degree2,93626.28%
Graduate Degree1,57514.10%
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Morton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Morton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander444
White10,50710,2414,367
Asian29521489
Hispanic18311951
Other Race4444
Black7152
2+ Races11141
Native American3

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Morton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,111$62,441$35,497
Less Than 9th Grade$48,836$48,836$
High School Graduate$36,327$42,663$25,833
Some College$31,889$36,389$27,689
Bachelors Degree$67,770$96,688$42,222
Graduate Degree$86,382$109,821$62,695

$48,111

Average Earnings

$62,441

Average Male

$35,497

Average Female

Morton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morton Language by Age

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Morton Language

94.70% of Morton residents speak only English, while 5.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.34% of the population.

Morton Language

Morton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1696337.28%
Multiple2374418.57%
White14,2965824.07%
OtherNaN%

4.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.28%

Male Poverty Rate

5.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morton is Black, with 37.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morton is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.72%.

Morton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade1.95%
High School7.81%
Some College6.32%
Bachelors or Greater1.36%

Morton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.24%
Male Unemployed28.24%
Female Employed3.58%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Morton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Morton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$78,979$98,648
Families$94,897$120,336
Married Families$106,911-
Non Families$46,792$52,444
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Income by Household Type

Morton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.1%

Male Marriage Rate

56.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Morton Married by Age and Sex

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Morton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Morton Marital Status by Race

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Morton Marital Status

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878

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War133
First Gulf War98
Vietnam423
Korea124
World War II13

Morton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3431
35 to 54107
55 to 64104
65 to 74384
75+252

Morton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8467.38%
Black1815.13%
2+ Races1412.61%

Morton Veterans by Race

Morton Veterans by Education

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4.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morton Veterans by Education

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61.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Morton Employment by Age

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Morton Employment by Race

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Morton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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78.96%

Born in Morton

97.17%

Native Born

2.83%

Foreign Born

2.37%

Non Citizen

0.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.17% of Morton residents were born in the United States, with 78.96% having been born in Illinois. 2.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Morton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19503,6930.00%
19605,3251,6323.73%
197010,8115,4867.34%
198014,1783,3672.75%
199013,799-379-0.27%
200015,1981,3990.97%
201016,2671,0690.68%
201116,352850.52%
201216,437850.52%
201316,522850.52%
201416,607850.51%
201516,692850.51%
201616,777850.51%
201716,862850.51%
201816,947850.50%
201917,032850.50%
202017,117850.50%
202117,202850.50%
202217,287850.49%

Morton Population by Year