Morrison, CO


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Living in Morrison

Morrison is a tiny town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 435 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Morrison is the 201st largest community in Colorado.

Morrison home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Morrison real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Morrison is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Morrison is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morrison who work in office and administrative support (13.71%), art, media, and design (11.29%), and sales jobs (10.48%).

Of important note, Morrison is also a town of artists. Morrison has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Morrison’s character.

Also of interest is that Morrison has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 18.03% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Morrison’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Morrison has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Morrison has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Morrison than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Morrison may be for you.

One downside of living in Morrison is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Morrison, the average commute to work is 33.25 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Even though Morrison is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The overall education level of Morrison citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.14% of adults in Morrison have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Morrison in 2010 was $33,062, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,248 for a family of four.

Morrison is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Morrison home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morrison residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Morrison also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.11% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morrison include English, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Morrison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.