Morristown, NJ
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Morristown is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 19,145 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Morristown is the 104th largest community in New Jersey. Morristown has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Housing costs in Morristown are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Morristown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Morristown is a town of managers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Morristown who work in management occupations (16.27%), sales jobs (9.39%), and food service (9.15%).

Also of interest is that Morristown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Morristown, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.

Despite being a small town, Morristown has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Morristown, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Morristown is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.09% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Morristown in 2010 was $52,736, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $210,944 for a family of four. However, Morristown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Morristown is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Morristown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morristown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Morristown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.70% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morristown include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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