While I do not live here, I do work for the city as a police officer. I can attest to the fact that crime is much more significant than some who live here realize. Gangs are more prevalent in this city than most residents are aware of. Shootings, stabbings, & robberies are actually a common occurrence. People assume that a city that isn't exactly comparable in size to cities like Knoxville or Chattanooga is inherently quiet & innocent. This is not the case. Hispanics make up nearly a quarter of the population. Additionally, over half of the students in the Hamblen County School System are Hispanic. Drug activity is such a powerful force that it's very difficult to combat. We joke that if you don't find m**h at some point during a shift then you were ignoring it. There are genuinely good people here & I will admit that my view of the city is skewed since those are not the type of people I typically deal with on a daily basis. However, I cannot say that I would recommend anyone to move here. There are much better options elsewhere.
The area does have some picturesque quality to it & being in such close proximity to Great Smoky Mountains National Park does make it somewhat more attractive, I suppose. It has plenty of parks but with the amount of homeless people & drug users that frequent them, it makes it difficult to enjoy them. Morristown is growing rapidly & I do hope that with this growth, comes a higher quality of life.
|Two Or More||2.8%||1.9%||2.4%|
|Less than $10,000||12.7%||741.5%||633.5%|
|$10,000 to $14,999||8.7%||551.0%||460.0%|
|$15,000 to $24,999||18.5%||1115.7%||931.0%|
|$25,000 to $34,999||12.4%||1079.8%||928.5%|
|$35,000 to $49,999||15.4%||1426.3%||1263.2%|
|$50,000 to $74,999||16.4%||1840.8%||1746.4%|
|$75,000 to $99,999||8.3%||1189.1%||1247.6%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||5.8%||1196.9%||1464.4%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||0.8%||428.1%||627.5%|
|$200,000 or more||1.0%||430.8%||697.9%|
|< 9th Grade||12.0%||5.0%||6.0%|
|High School / GED||38.0%||32.0%||27.0%|
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