Morris, MN


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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.

Unlike some cities, Morris isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Morris are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (18.70%), management occupations (8.64%), and personal care services (8.39%).

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.

One of the benefits of Morris is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 10.69 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Morris is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.61% of adults in Morris have a college degree.

The per capita income in Morris in 2010 was $27,792, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,168 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, Swedish, Irish, and English.

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

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