Morristown, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Morristown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Morristown had a population of 29,523 as of July 1, 2016. Morristown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Morristown is located at latitude 36.2043 and longitude -83.3 in Hamblen County. The formal boundaries for the City of Morristown (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Hamblen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,302 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Morristown are located in Hamblen County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Jefferson County.

The City of Morristown (GNIS ID: 2404307) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Morristown is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamblen County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Morristown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Morristown, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,523
Population in Households 28,619
Population in Familes 22,577
Population in Group Qrtrs 904
Population Density1 1,081
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 11,421
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 7,260
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,900 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,062 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,358 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,479 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $111,540
Average Home Value $146,016


Median Household Income $33,417
Average Household Income $46,742
Per Capita Income $19,013
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.17%
Households 0.02% 0.05%
Families -0.03% -0.09%
Median Household Income   0.05%
Per Capita Income   0.95%
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 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 25 94th
Population Density1 # 61 86th
Diversity Index2 # 9 98th
Median Household Income # 311 27th
Per Capita Income # 289 33rd

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