Work Area Profile
In Morton the number of Primary Jobs located in the Village increased by 24% between 2002-2008, compared to the MSA which grew 7.2% during this same time period and 2.3% in the State of Illinois. The age distribution of workers, as well as, the distribution of earnings paid is consistent with that of the Peoria MSA and the State of Illinois.
The three top industries based on employment in Morton are Transportation and Warehousing, Manufacturing, Health Services and Social Assistance. Transportation and Warehousing jobs make up 26% of the total jobs in Morton.
From 2002-2008, 3,064 jobs were added representing a 24% growth in Morton. The largest growth in jobs during this time period was seen in Transportation and Warehousing, Manufacturing, Management of Companies and Enterprises.
In Morton, 90% of the population 25 years of age and over has a high school degree or higher. 34.3% of the population has a bachelor’s degree or higher as compared to the State of Illinois at 30.6% and the Nation at 27.9%. The Peoria Metro has a highly educated workforce with a wide variety of higher learning institutions in the region including Bradley University, Illinois Central College, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Midstate College, Robert Morris University, and University of Illinois in Normal is a mere 30 miles east of Morton.