Morton, Illinois Population 2021

16,786
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Morton is a city located in Tazewell County Illinois. Morton has a 2020 population of 16,786. Morton is currently declining at a rate of -0.39% annually and its population has decreased by -1.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,062 in 2010. Morton reached it's highest population of 17,334 in 2013.

The average household income in Morton is $99,180 with a poverty rate of 4.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $872 per month, and the median house value is $206,000. The median age in Morton is 42.2 years, 41 years for males, and 43.1 years for females.

Morton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Morton was:

  • White: 95.62%
  • Asian: 2.06%
  • Black or African American: 1.28%
  • Other race: 0.62%
  • Two or more races: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
  • Native American: 0.01%
The current population of Morton, Illinois is 16,786 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,984.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,062.

Morton, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,28095.62%
Asian3502.06%
Black or African American2181.28%
Some Other Race1050.62%
Two or More Races640.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native20.01%
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Morton Population by Race

Morton Population Pyramid $2021

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Morton Median Age

42.2


Total

41


Male

43.1


Female

Morton Adults

There are 12,988 adults, (3,558 of whom are seniors) in Morton.

Morton Age Dependency

80.5

Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Morton Sex Ratio

Female

8,999

52.86%

Male

8,026

47.14%

Morton Population by Age

Morton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Morton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.2%8.8%
Male78.5%21.5%
All75.3%24.7%
Female57.4%42.6%
Non Family50.4%49.6%

75.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Morton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,2062.3275.3
Married4,1732.9391.2
Non Family2,3161.0850.4
Female5262.6657.4
Male1913.0378.5

2.87

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Morton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1781.48%
9th to 12th Grade2922.43%
High School Graduate2,48720.66%
Some College2,29419.06%
Associates Degree1,61613.43%
Bachelors Degree3,48228.93%
Graduate Degree1,68714.02%
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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
White11,36311,0374,938
Asian284234114
Hispanic270205111
Black9580
Other Race3838
2+ Races164
Islander666
Native American2

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$50,235$63,762$38,348
Less Than 9th Grade$25,975$26,575$
High School Graduate$35,799$41,058$30,164
Some College$36,348$49,969$31,339
Bachelors Degree$70,000$91,017$42,059
Graduate Degree$95,365$118,042$64,323

$50,235

Average Earnings

$63,762

Average Male

$38,348

Average Female

Morton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morton Language by Age

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Morton Language

96.07% of Morton residents speak only English, while 3.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.45% of the population.

Morton Language

Morton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,5736924.44%
Black19910653.27%

4.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.01%

Male Poverty Rate

6.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morton is Black, with 53.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morton is White, with 4.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.69%.

Morton Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School9.99%
Some College5.49%
Less Than 9th Grade4.87%
Bachelors or Greater1.36%

Morton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed26.92%
Male Unemployed19.35%
Female Employed2.50%
Male Employed0.40%

Morton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Morton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$77,927$99,180
Families$97,446$120,939
Married Families$110,903-
Non Families$48,466$52,067
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Income by Household Type

Morton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.8%

Male Marriage Rate

57.1%

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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995

Number of Veterans

940

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam371
Korea174
Second Gulf War150
First Gulf War141
World War II33

Morton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+332
65 to 74320
35 to 54165
55 to 64126
18 to 3452

Morton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9707.76%
Black1815.52%
Asian72.46%

Morton Veterans by Race

Morton Veterans by Education

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3.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morton Veterans by Education

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61.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

2.8%

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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77.70%

Born in Morton

97.24%

Native Born

2.76%

Foreign Born

1.93%

Non Citizen

0.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.24% of Morton residents were born in the United States, with 77.70% having been born in Illinois. 1.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Morton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,786-66-0.39%
202016,852-66-0.39%
201916,918-66-0.39%
201816,984-93-0.54%
201717,077120.07%
201617,065-6-0.04%
201517,071-215-1.24%
201417,286-48-0.28%
201317,3341090.63%
201217,225900.53%
201117,135730.43%
201017,0620.00%

Morton Population by Year