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Morristown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Morristown is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hamblen County at latitude 36.214 and longitude -83.2949. Hamblen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,302 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Morristown, but most people and references simply refer to it as Morristown, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Morristown indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Morristown, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 29,345
Population in Households 28,441
Population in Familes 22,455
Population in Group Qrtrs 904
Population Density1 1,052
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 11,446
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 7,286
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,845 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,086 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,359 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,399 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $114,618
Average Home Value $149,832


Median Household Income $32,323
Average Household Income $43,991
Per Capita Income $17,514
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.17% 0.23%
Households 0.07% 0.18%
Families 0.03% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Morristown, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morristown to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 95th
Population Density1 # 62 86th
Diversity Index2 # 8 98th
Median Household Income # 317 26th
Per Capita Income # 318 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.