Morton Named Best City for IL Families

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Morton was named the Best City for Illinois Families in 2016 in a recent study from the leading personal finance outlet WalletHub.com.You can find the full study here: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-cities-for-families-in-illinois/18426/

To identify the most family-friendly Illinois cities, WalletHub’s analysts compared 162 cities in the Prairie State across 21 key metrics.Our data set ranges from the percentage of families with young children to median family income to housing affordability.

Family Life in Morton (1=Best; 81=Avg.)

25th– Average Commute Time
21st- Quality of School System
23rd- High School Graduation Rate
3rd- Percentage of Children (Newborn to Age 18) Lacking Health Insurance
26th- Property Crime Rate
10th- Housing Affordability
27th- General Affordability
3rd- Percentage of Two-Parent Families
27th- Percentage of Families Below Poverty Line
20th- Percentage of Families Receiving Food Stamps

Last year Morton was named the 8th best place to raise a family out of 200 cities by NerdWallet.com. NerdWallet is similar to WalletHub. In 2013, we were named one of the ten best places to raise a family in the United States. All this makes Morton the go to place not only for families but for companies. Companies locate where there are plenty of trained employees to run their operations or, more importantly, where they can attract the people they need. Any company looking for the right spot has to know that attracting families to Morton will be very easy.

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