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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.73% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Morrisville is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Morrisville area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Morrisville. 64.81% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

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 .

Morrisville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.46%.

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