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Morocco is a town in Newton County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community is believed named for the North African nation, although one tradition says it was named for a visitor's leather boots
The latitude of Morocco is 40.946N. The longitude is -87.453W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 696 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,090.
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26% of Morocco residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Morocco ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Morocco was $17,776, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Morocco residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Morocco, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $340. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $738.
Libraries in Morocco include Morocco Branch Library ... View libraries
Newton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morocco political report.
The average commute time for Morocco workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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