Morton Grove, Illinois

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Morton Grove is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 22,451 at the 2000 census.

The Village President of Morton Grove since April 27, 2009, is Daniel J. Staackmann.

The village is named after former United States Vice President Levi Parsons Morton, who was the driving force behind allowing the old Miller's Mill (now Lincoln Avenue) road to pass through the upstart neighborhood, and provide goods to trade and sell. Morton Grove was incorporated in December 1895.

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Geography

Morton Grove is located at 42°2′28″N 87°47′11″W / 42.04111°N 87.78639°W / 42.04111; -87.78639 (42.041146, -87.786456)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.2 km²), all of it land.

History

Morton Grove was established in 1895. The first mayor, George Harrer was of German descent as were most early settlers of Morton Grove. The largest park in the suburb is named after him.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 22,451 people, 8,199 households, and 6,288 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,406.4 people per square mile (1,699.7/km²). There were 8,305 housing units at an average density of 1,630.0/sq mi (628.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 73.97% White, 0.63% African American, 0.12% Native American, 22.18% Asian, 1.16% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.40% of the population.

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