Morton 1Morton is a village located in Tazewell County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. Home to a population of just over 15,000 residents, Morton is a small village situated only a few miles east of East Peoria, putting it firmly in the boundaries of the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area. Morton was named by Family Circle as one of the best cities to raise a family in several years ago and is known for its pumpkins, for which the village has a festival each year. Though small, Morton’s economy is robust; it is home to a Caterpillar, Inc. distribution center as well as a Libby’s pumpkin cannery – it is said that 85% of all canned pumpkins are canned at the factor in Morton, earning the village the nickname “Pumpkin Capital of the World.”

Basic Facts About Morton

  • Current population: 15,200
  • Current mayor: Ron Rainson
  • Total area: 13.0 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Tazewell County
  • Founded in: early 1800’s
  • Zip codes: 61550
  • Area codes: 309

Auto Transport Tips to and from Morton

In terms of size, Morton is barely on the map – at just over 15,000 residents it’s not topping any lists of largest cities any time soon. In terms of auto transport popularity, Morton is also fairly low on the list of most popular areas to ship to, which usually means it’ll cost a bit more and take a bit more time to schedule you for pickup or delivery in Morton. It’s location in the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area does help, though; while Peoria anchors a relatively small metro area, it is large enough and sees enough demand from customers to make it an area where shippers are willing to go. This helps keep prices more competitive along routes into and out of Morton, mitigating some of the drawbacks that come with the village’s size.

It also helps that Morton sits right along I-74, which services the Peoria area and allows carriers access to a number of smaller cities, towns and villages along the route. I-74 is not a nationwide interstate, but it services some of the larger cities in Illinois including Bloomington and Champaign. It also connects to several other interstates including I-80, I-57 and I-55, giving carriers not only access to central Illinois but also easy ways to get out of the region and on to other major cities. It’s connections to other interstates allows carriers to plan routes quickly and more efficiently, saving them time and money, which in turn tends to save you time and money as well.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from the village of Morton, Illinois, you’ve definitely come to the right place. On the left you’ll see our free online auto transport quote request form; if you fill it out and submit it, not only will you see a price estimate immediately, but you will also receive multiple free quotes from top auto transport companies in your email. Once you have your quotes you can compare prices and services that those different companies offer and make the best choice for your shipping needs. If you have additional questions or concerns, or simply need some help getting your free quotes, talk to one of our live agents – you can call us anytime, toll-free, at 800-930-7417 to get a hold of someone.

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