Morrisville, NC
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Morrisville is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 24,732 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Morrisville is the 48th largest community in North Carolina. Morrisville has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Morrisville, where the median household income is $92,769.00.

Morrisville home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Morrisville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Morrisville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Morrisville is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morrisville who work in computer science and math (20.49%), management occupations (14.71%), and sales jobs (10.02%).

Also of interest is that Morrisville 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: 8.73% 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.

If knowledge is power, Morrisville is a pretty powerful place. 64.81% of the adults in Morrisville have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Morrisville in 2010 was $41,523, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,092 for a family of four.

Morrisville is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Morrisville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morrisville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Morrisville include German, English, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Morrisville's cultural character, accounting for 35.46% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Morrisville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.