Welcome to Morton, Illinois, the Pumpkin Capital of the World!
Morton is an affluent, growing community of 17,000 located at the crossroads of Interstate 74 and Interstate 155 on the outskirts of Peoria in Central Illinois. Home to a wide variety of employers including Caterpillar Logistics, Pepsi, Morton Buildings, and Nestle, the community has seen steady growth in residential, industrial, and retail development over the past decade.
Morton continues to receive recognition as a top location in both the State of Illinois and the entire country. Awards include:
1. Family Circle Magazine named Morton one of the 10 best places in America to raise a family.
2. NerdWallet named Morton "Best Cities for Young Families in Illinois" - 8th out of 220 cities in Illinois. VIEW HERE
3. Morton was named the Best City for Illinois Families in 2016 in a study from WalletHub.com.You can find the full study HERE
Memorial Plaza Opened
The Memorial Plaza is a new gathering space in the heart of our vibrant, walkable and bikable downtown. The site includes shaded seating areas, a Veterans Memorial, water fountain, children's play areas, and public restrooms. The Village of Morton invested $1 M for this project with the remaining $1 million raised with matching funds from the private sector. The Plaza was officially opened on Memorial Day of 2017 and is already a favorite gathering place for visitors and families alike.