See biography by R. M. McElroy (1930).
The current Village President of Morton Grove is Richard Krier.
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 of 1895.
As of the census 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.
There were 8,199 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the village the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $63,511, and the median income for a family was $72,778. Males had a median income of $46,489 versus $34,730 for females. The per capita income for the village was $26,973. About 1.9% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.
The ban stands as village code 6-2-3 However, it appears that the village will likely repeal its handgun ban in light of the US Supreme Court's landmark 2008 opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller. As of July 28, 2008 the city dropped its prohibition on handguns. The village board voted 5-1 in favor of removing the ban.
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