Mount Morris, Illinois

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Mount Morris, Illinois

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High Points

Mount Morris strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 13% Mount Morris Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Mount Morris Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Mount Morris Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Mount Morris Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Mount Morris, Illinois

Comparing Mount Morris to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Age of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Racial Diversity 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
People Above Poverty 8 6
College Educated Adults 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 10
Affordability of Rents 7 8
People Living Alone 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Mount Morris Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles SW of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Ogle
Metro Area Rockford
Standard Zip Codes 61054
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.05
Longitude -89.431

Mount Morris Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DIXON 1 NW
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Mount Morris Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,013 100%
Male 1,434 47.6%
Female 1,579 52.4%
Under 18 718 23.8%
18+ 2,295 76.2%
65+ 678 22.5%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 2.86
White 2,927 97.1%
African-American 5 0.2%
Asian 13 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.2%
Other 30 1%
Mixed Race 28 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 83 2.8%

Estimated Mount Morris Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,066
Growth 53
Growth % 1.8%

Mount Morris Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 33.4%
US/American 14.3%
Irish 11.6%
English 10.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
Italian 4.3%
Dutch 3.8%
Norwegian 3%
Swedish 2.8%
Scottish 2%
Polish 1.3%
Pennsylvania German 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Czech 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Swiss 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mount Morris 3,013 $51,019
Adeline 139 $61,250
Byron 2,917 $46,250
Forreston 1,469 $44,853
Leaf River 555 $40,268
Oregon 4,060 $41,250
Polo 2,477 $46,250

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