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About Morton, Illinois


Ranked as one of the “10 best towns for families” by Family Circle magazine in 2013, Morton is a fantastic place to live and work. Known as the pumpkin capital of the world, Morton is home to Morton Buildings Inc., a Caterpillar distribution center, and a Libby’s pumpkin cannery.

Population: 16,525 (2013)

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Morton Highlights

Considering Morton? These are some of the most important & exciting things going on in town—

Morton Band


Boasting one of the top-rated public school districts in the state, Morton students go on to achieve great things. More



Heralded as the Pumpkin Capital of the World, Morton is home to Libby’s Pumpkin. Don’t miss the food & fun at the annual Morton Pumpkin Festival.

Morton Plaza

Downtown Revitalization

Major investments are pouring into Morton’s downtown, including a new plaza, new restaurants, and mixed-use buildings.

Morton Grill


A close-knit community where neighbors really know each other, Morton has received national accolades as a top community in which to reside. In addition, don’t miss Morton’s superb library.

Morton Tower


With access to I-74 and I-155, Morton is the ideal location to easily get to work and recreation locations in the region.

Morton Pool

Great Public Amenities

Morton is home to outstanding parks for sports, disc golf, swimming, and more. In addition, don’t miss Morton’s oustanding library.

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