Living in Morristown, TN

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Morristown SnackAbility

2
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8
Education
4
Commute
8.5

Morristown, TN Crime Report

1,630
Total Crimes
5,454.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
112.37%
Above National Average

Morristown, TN Cost Of Living

85
Morristown's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Morristown, Tennessee Info Snack

Morristown is a city in and the county seat of Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 29,137 at the 2010 United States Census. It is the principal city of the Morristown, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Grainger, Hamblen, and Jefferson counties. The Morristown metropolitan area is also a part of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area. Morristown is primarily located in Hamblen County while a small portion of the city is located in Jefferson County.
Population
29,547
Unemployment
9.0%
Poverty
27.8%
Median Home
$111,900
Median Income
$32,386
Median Rent
$702

Morristown, TN Photos

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Rankings for Morristown in Tennessee

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Map Of Morristown, TN

Population over time in Morristown

Year Population % Change
2017 29,547 0.3%
2016 29,446 0.2%
2015 29,395 0.5%
2014 29,247 0.3%
2013 29,152 0.2%
2012 29,107 -0.0%
2011 29,112 0.4%
2010 28,994 0.9%
2009 28,749 -
Crime/100k Morristown TN USA
Violent Crime 809.8 623.7 368.9
Murder 0.0 7.4 5.0
Robbery 46.8 106.2 86.2
Aggravated Assault 689.3 468.5 246.8
Property Crime 4644.6 2825.4 2199.5
Burglary 548.8 489.4 376.0
Larceny 3784.6 2034.1 1594.6
Car Theft 311.2 301.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Morristown

White
68.3% (20,182)
African American
6.4% (1,905)
American Indian
0.3% (84)
Asian
1.1% (311)
Hawaiian
0.5% (139)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.8% (833)
Hispanic
20.6% (6,093)
Race Morristown TN USA
White 68.3% 74.0% 61.1%
African American 6.4% 16.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 1.1% 1.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.5% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.8% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 20.6% 5.3% 17.8%

Household Income For Morristown, Tennessee

Less than $10,000
12.7% (373,924)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.7% (258,180)
$15,000 to $24,999
18.5% (546,387)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.4% (366,225)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.4% (455,279)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.4% (484,793)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.3% (246,118)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.8% (171,435)
$150,000 to $199,999
0.8% (23,097)
$200,000 or more
1.0% (29,256)
Income Morristown TN USA
Less than $10,000 12.7% 7.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.7% 5.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 18.5% 11.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.4% 10.8% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.4% 14.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.4% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.3% 11.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.8% 12.0% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.8% 4.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.0% 4.3% 7.0%

Gender in Morristown

Female
51.5% (15,214)
Male
48.5% (14,332)
Gender Morristown TN USA
Female 51.5% 51.2% 50.8%
Male 48.5% 48.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Morristown for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
12.0% (3,545)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (3,250)
High School / GED
38.0% (11,227)
Some College
17.0% (5,022)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (2,068)
Bachelor's Degree
9.0% (2,659)
Master's Degree
5.0% (1,477)
Professional Degree
1.0% (295)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Morristown TN USA
< 9th Grade 12.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 38.0% 32.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 9.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Morristown

Overall User Rating
2.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

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.

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