Morris is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 5,352 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Morris is the 138th largest community in Minnesota.
Morris is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Morris is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Morris who work in office and administrative support (18.11%), food service (9.65%), and management occupations (8.64%).
Morris is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Morris to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 11.68 minutes getting to work every day.
The education level of Morris citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.73% of adults in Morris have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Morris in 2010 was $23,412, which is lower middle income relative to Minnesota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,648 for a family of four. However, Morris contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Morris include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Morris is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.