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Morton Grove is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 23,391. Morton Grove is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Morton Grove offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Morton Grove there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Morton Grove and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Morton Grove are highly rated.
About Morton Grove...
Population
23,391

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$290,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,722
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Morton Grove Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    43.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    4.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    301.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    964.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    60.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Morton Grove

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,978
National
$55,322

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Morton Grove Reviews

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Morton Grove is a great suburb outside of Chicago, IL. A tight knit community! I would like to see more diversity activities created throughout to get to know everyone's history. I do enjoy the free workshops that the Morton Grove Park District and Morton Grove Library offers. I would like to see more done in the future.
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Convenient, lively, and safe. Morton Grove is a suburb of Chicago only a 30 minute drive from the ever glowing downtown Chicago. It's a smaller city compared to those surrounding it but it has its charms. It essentially feels like living in a mini downtown Chicago without the hassles of finding parking, paying parking fees, bumper to bumper traffic, and stop lights every block.
Morton Grove is a well maintained, nice suburb not too far from the city. The local schools are very good and focus a great deal on college. The local parks and pool are very well maintained. Commuting and transportation are also convenient; the community lies right next to the Interstate 94, 10 minutes from Interstate 294 and the Metra is just in the center of town. Downsides are the property taxes. Property taxes are way too high. There is also limitation on large homes; homes in Morton Grove tend to be 1700 square feet and under with a few exceptions. This is an issue because the community is a family community and the lack of square footage within homes limit real estate availability.