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Morton township, IL map Land area: 35.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 16,335 (93% urban, 7% rural)
Males: 7,890  (48.3%)
Females: 8,445  (51.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 15,820 (13,154 owner occupied, 2,666 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%


Races in Morton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.5%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 40.2
Median age of females: 41.7

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Average household size: 2.46

Morton township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.98

Estimated median household income in 2009: $63,949 ($54,073 in 1999)
This township:

$63,949
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $644 (lower quartile is $519, upper quartile is $855)
Here:

$644
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $181,369 (it was $124,300 in 2000)
Morton township:

$181,369
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $142,464 - $249,885

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $219,127
Here:

$219,127
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $113,744
Here:

$113,744
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $408,011
Here:

$408,011
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $454,257
Here:

$454,257
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $188,085
Here:

$188,085
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $60,357
Here:

$60,357
State:

$35,670
Population density: 459 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.9%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Morton.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Buckeye Cemetery (1), Hillcrest Memory Garden (2), Roberts Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Kennel Lake (A), Libbys Lagoon Number 2 (B), Libbys Lagoon Number 4 (C), Wilman Sportsman Club West Lake (D), Wilman Sportsman Club East Lake (E), Shepherd Pond (F), Kennel Lake Sportsman Club Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 324 (50% naturalized citizens)

Morton township:  2.0%
State:  12.3%

58% of Morton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12398
  • Northeast: 318
  • Midwest: 2232
  • South: 599
  • West: 376

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $131,400

Morton township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

379 people in nursing homes
136 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,726
  • One, attached: 280
  • Two: 185
  • 3 or 4: 143
  • 5 to 9: 272
  • 10 to 19: 242
  • 20 to 49: 95
  • 50 or more: 177
  • Mobile homes: 593

Median worth of mobile homes: $17,000


Housing units in Morton township with a mortgage: 2,652 (241 second mortgage, 529 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,527

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 102
  • 1995 to 1998: 365
  • 1990 to 1994: 492
  • 1980 to 1989: 549
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,940
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,452
  • 1950 to 1959: 860
  • 1940 to 1949: 437
  • 1939 or earlier: 516

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Morton township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 84
  • 4 rooms: 440
  • 5 rooms: 850
  • 6 rooms: 904
  • 7 rooms: 993
  • 8 rooms: 763
  • 9 or more rooms: 910

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Morton township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 100
  • 3 rooms: 295
  • 4 rooms: 509
  • 5 rooms: 211
  • 6 rooms: 162
  • 7 rooms: 81
  • 8 rooms: 23
  • 9 or more rooms: 31

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Morton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 83
  • 2 bedrooms: 841
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,476
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,316
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 258

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Morton township:

  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 436
  • 2 bedrooms: 701
  • 3 bedrooms: 213
  • 4 bedrooms: 50
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

Cars and other vehicles available in Morton township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 83
  • 1 vehicle: 1,264
  • 2 vehicles: 2,536
  • 3 vehicles: 810
  • 4 vehicles: 218
  • 5 or more vehicles: 63

Cars and other vehicles available in Morton township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 167
  • 1 vehicle: 821
  • 2 vehicles: 385
  • 3 vehicles: 54
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Machinery (19%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Morton township:

  • German (43.6%)
  • English (10.5%)
  • Irish (10.1%)
  • United States or American (7.9%)
  • Swedish (3.2%)
  • Italian (2.4%)
  • Norwegian (2.1%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • United Kingdom (17%)
  • India (14%)
  • Colombia (13%)
  • Ukraine (10%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Other Western Europe (8%)
  • Mexico (7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,933 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 675 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 32 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 39 (0%)
  • Walked: 120 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 217 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

379 people in nursing homes
136 people in homes for the mentally retarded

96.8% of residents of Morton township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,818
  • In family households: 13,720 (3,956 male householders, 595 female householders)
    4,002 spouses, 4,808 children (4,441 natural, 98 adopted, 269 stepchildren), 93 grandchildren, 22 brothers or sisters, 42 parents, 46 other relatives, 156 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,098 (694 male householders (584 living alone)), 1,158 female householders (1,074 living alone)), 246 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 513 (373 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,207 2-persons, 875 3-persons, 918 4-persons, 403 5-persons, 111 6-persons, 37 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,658 1-person, 168 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 6 6-persons,

3,393 married couples with children.
446 single-parent households (83 men, 363 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 355
Here:

19.3%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 102
Here:

9.8%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 91
Here:

12.7%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Morton township:

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