Morristown, TN

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Population

116,352

0.257% growth

Median Age

41.6


Median Household Income

$43,683

5.43% growth

Poverty Rate

17.1%


Number of Employees

49,194

1.36% growth

Median Property Value

$133,200

4.23% growth

About

In 2017, Morristown, TN had a population of 116k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $43,683. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Morristown, TN grew from 116,054 to 116,352, a 0.257% increase and its median household income grew from $41,432 to $43,683, a 5.43% increase.

The population of Morristown, TN is 86.7% White Alone, 7.83% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.68% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Morristown, TN speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Morristown, TN are Walters State Community College (1,997 degrees awarded in 2016), Carson-Newman University (629 degrees), and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Morristown (341 degrees).

The median property value in Morristown, TN is $133,200, and the homeownership rate is 69.4%. Most people in Morristown, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Morristown, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Morristown, TN employs 49.2k people. The largest industries in Morristown, TN are Manufacturing (10,965 people), Retail Trade (6,394 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,020 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($102,656), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,839), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,349).

Median household income in Morristown, TN is $43,683. Males in Morristown, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Morristown, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,683

2017 value

± $1,828

5.43%

1 Year Growth

± 5.04%

Households in Morristown, TN have a median annual income of $43,683, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,432 in 2016, which represents a 5.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tennessee made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tennessee workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morristown, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morristown, TN was Williamson County, TN with a value of $105,622, followed by Wilson County, TN and Rutherford County, TN, with respective values of $69,959 and $68,514.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morristown, TN (19.2k out of 113k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    15,424 ± 913

  2. Hispanic

    3,640 ± 458

  3. Other

    1,809 ± 362

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Morristown, TN is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

49.2k

2017 Value

± 1,610

1.36%

1 Year growth

± 4.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morristown, TN grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 48.5k employees to 49.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morristown, TN, are Production Occupations (7,652 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,532 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,453 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morristown, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Morristown, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (7,652 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,532 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,453 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Morristown, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.68 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.63 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Morristown, TN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,105), Legal Occupations ($62,885), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,322).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

49.2k

2017 Value

± 1,610

1.36%

1 Year growth

± 4.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morristown, TN grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 48.5k employees to 49.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morristown, TN, are Manufacturing (10,965 people), Retail Trade (6,394 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,020 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morristown, TN, though some of these residents may live in Morristown, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Morristown, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (10,965 people), Retail Trade (6,394 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,020 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Morristown, TN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.2 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.44 times), and Retail Trade (1.14 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Morristown, TN, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($102,656), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,839), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,349).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $33.7B

  2. $31.1B

  3. $26.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $33.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($31.1B) and Mixed freight ($26.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$333B

2015 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

57.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Tennessee trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 57.7% to $525B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.6B

  2. $17.3B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $27.6B, followed by Texas with $17.3B and Georgia and $16.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.2% of the population of Morristown, TN has health coverage, with 39.5% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.99% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Morristown, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Morristown, TN see 1382 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1380 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1893 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 742 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,382 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,382 patients per year. This represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1,380 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tennessee in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.8%

Uninsured

39.5%

Employer Coverage

19.8%

Medicaid

14.5%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

1.99%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morristown, TN declined by 10.6% from 13.2% to 11.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Morristown, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Morristown, TN is home to a population of 116k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.64% of Morristown, TN residents were born outside of the country (5.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Morristown, TN is composed of 101k White Alone residents (86.7%), 9.11k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.83%), 3.12k Black or African American Alone residents (2.68%), 2.11k Two or More Races residents (1.81%), 947 Asian Alone residents (0.814%), 190 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.163%), 11 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00945%), and 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00859%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Morristown, TN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Morristown, TN was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Morristown, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Morristown, TN residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.64%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.4k people

4.33%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.03k people

As of 2017, 4.64% of Morristown, TN residents (5.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morristown, TN was 4.33%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Morristown, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Morristown, TN was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    101k ± 19

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9.11k ± 961

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.12k ± 295

In 2017, there were 11.1 times more White Alone residents (101k people) in Morristown, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.11k Hispanic or Latino and 3.12k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Morristown, TN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Morristown, TN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Morristown, TN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Morristown, TN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,237 ± 308

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,409 ± 291

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    843 ± 230

Morristown, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Morristown, TN awarded 2,967 degrees. The student population of Morristown, TN is skewed towards women, with 3,818 male students and 5,475 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Morristown, TN are White (2,675 and 91.3%), followed by Black or African American (88 and 3%), Hispanic or Latino (63 and 2.15%), and Two or More Races (59 and 2.01%).

The largest universities in Morristown, TN by number of degrees awarded are Walters State Community College (1,997 and 67.3%), Carson-Newman University (629 and 21.2%), and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Morristown (341 and 11.5%).

The most popular majors in Morristown, TN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,170 and 39.4%), General Health Services (199 and 6.71%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (164 and 5.53%).

The median tuition costs in Morristown, TN are $25,200 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 49 degrees awarded

  2. 577 degrees awarded

  3. 111 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Morristown, TN was General Business Administration & Management with 49 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Morristown, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,997 degrees awarded

  2. 629 degrees awarded

  3. 341 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$25,200

Median Private

In 2016, the Morristown, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Walters State Community College with 1,997 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,287

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,680

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,287 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Morristown, TN, which is 0.766 times less than the 1,680 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Morristown, TN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,675 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    88 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    63 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Morristown, TN were to White students. These 2,675 degrees mean that there were 30.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 88 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morristown, TN was $133,200 in 2017, which is 0.612 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $127,800 to $133,200, a 4.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Morristown, TN is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Morristown, TN have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Morristown, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,683

Median Household Income

± $1,828

44.4k

Number of Households

± 1,489

In 2017, the median household income of the 44.4k households in Morristown, TN grew to $43,683 from the previous year's value of $41,432.

The following chart displays the households in Morristown, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$133,200

2017 Median

± $3,191

$127,800

2016 Median

± $3,660

In 2017, the median property value in Morristown, TN grew to to $133,200 from the previous year's value of $127,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Morristown, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morristown, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Morristown, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morristown, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.4%

2017 Homeownership

69.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.4% of the housing units in Morristown, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Morristown, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Morristown, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Morristown, TN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morristown, TN have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Morristown, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.5%

  2. Carpooled

    12.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.73%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Morristown, TN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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