Morrison, Illinois

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Morrison is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,307 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Whiteside County[1].

In mid-November 2008, the town's Open Bible Fellowship Church gained national media attention after former pastor Ted Haggard delivered two confessional sermons there.[2]

Nov. 27, 2009 – Morrison High School Boys Football Mustangs defeat Maroa-Forsyth 36-14 to win the IHSA Illinois State Division 2A Championship.[citation needed]



Morrison is located at 41°48′33″N 89°58′5″W / 41.80917°N 89.96806°W / 41.80917; -89.96806 (41.809258, -89.967953)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,447 people, 1,787 households, and 1,170 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,077.5 people per square mile (802.3/km²). There were 1,898 housing units at an average density of 886.7/sq mi (342.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.64% White, 0.72% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.36% of the population.

There were 1,787 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.83.

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