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Overview

Introduction to Morton Grove, Illinois

Morton Grove, Illinois, in Cook county, is 2 miles W of Skokie, Illinois (center to center) and 14 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Morton Grove History

This area was originally inhabited by the Kickapoo, Miami, Pottawatomi, and Blackhawk tribes. The first modern settlers came here in the early 1830s. They consisted of English families who settled in the present Lehigh-Beckwith area which had rich and fertile farmland. The area had its first railroad in 1872 when the Milwaukee Railroad Company connected Chicago with Milwaukee. Around this time, the community was named Morton Grove based on the name of Levi Parsons Morton, a director of the Milwaukee Railroad Company.

Morton Grove and nearby Attractions

  • Morton Grove Historical Museum
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
  • Leaning Tower of Niles
  • Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
  • Merrick Rose Garden
  • St. Paul Woods Preserve

Things To Do In Morton Grove

The surrounding areas offer several opportunities for recreational activities. There are excellent golf courses which delight golf lovers. The parklands and forest preserves provide opportunities for a wide range of activities.

Morton Grove Transportation

The Chicago O'Hare International Airport can be reached within a few minutes.

Morton Grove Higher Education

There are several educational institutions nearby including the National-Louis University, School of Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University, and Oakton Community College.

People

Total Population 23,472
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 22.5%
Employed Population 16+ 10,938
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 60.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.9%
Median Earnings25+ $41,815
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,400
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,517

Wealth

Median Family Income $84,121
% Above Poverty Level 91.2%
% Below Poverty Level 8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 6%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,533
Median House Value $286,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.4%
US/American 0.3%
English 2.9%
Irish 7.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Morton Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Skokie, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60053
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.04
Longitude -87.782

Morton Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station CHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Glenview 45,969 $122,724
Golf 474 $165,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Morton Grove Public Libraries

Library
Morton Grove P.l.
6140 LINCOLN AVENUE
Morton Grove, Illinois
(847) 965-4220
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Morton Grove High Schools

JULIA S MOLLOY EDUCATION CENTER
8701 MENARD AVE
847-966-8600
A Special Education School
Serves 114 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.8

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