Morris, IL


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Morris is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 14,363 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Morris is the 179th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Morris is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Morris is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Morris who work in office and administrative support (11.08%), food service (11.05%), and teaching (8.64%).

The education level of Morris citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.41% of adults in Morris have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Morris in 2010 was $28,659, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,636 for a family of four. However, Morris contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Morris is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Morris home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morris residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Morris also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.26% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morris include Irish, Norwegian, Polish, and Italian.

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