Morton Grove 77 Exceptional
Morton Grove Livability #172 ranked city in Illinois#5,989 ranked city in the USARanks better than 79% of areas
A+ Morton Grove Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Morton Grove Cost of Living Cost of living is 26% higher than Illinois
Morton Grove
12323% more expensive than the US average
973% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Morton Grove cost of living
A+ Morton Grove Crime Total crime is 59% lower than Illinois
Total crime
93063% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 10863% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-27%Year over year crime is down
Morton Grove crime
B- Morton Grove Employment Household income is 28% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$75,79737% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$31,8807% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%36% lower than the US average
Morton Grove employment
F Morton Grove Housing Home value is 62% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$283,70054% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,51660% higher than the US average
Home ownership
92%45% higher than the US average
Morton Grove real estate or Morton Grove rentals
B- Morton Grove Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
54%10% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:118% lower than the US average
Morton Grove K-12 schools
C+ Morton Grove User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Morton Grove
Overall user rating
66% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
49% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Morton Grove, IL

      Morton Grove is a mid-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 23,413 residents. In Morton Grove, there are 4,601 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 84% of the population considered married and 65% with kids under the age of 18, Morton Grove could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Morton Grove could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Illinois if you know where to look. Finding the best places to live in Morton Grove and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, housing and other important metrics.

      The livability score in Morton Grove is 74/100 and the city is ranked in the 79th percentile of all cities across America. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Morton Grove scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (B-) and employment (B-). There are some categories that Morton Grove scores poorly for, including: cost of living (F), weather (D-) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Morton Grove, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 73 crimes per 100,000 residents, Morton Grove has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Morton Grove is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Morton Grove come in at $283,700, which is 62.3% higher than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Morton Grove, the home price to income ratio is 3.7, which is 23.3% higher than the Illinois average. Real estate appreciation rates in Morton Grove are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Morton Grove homes comes in at 4.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 6.8%.

      Morton Grove transportation information

      StatisticMorton GroveIllinoisNational
      Average one way commute29min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.3%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.1%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit5.9%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home3.8%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Morton Grove, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).