Morristown, NJ

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Living in Morristown

Morristown is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 20,180 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Morristown is the 104th largest community in New Jersey.

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 88.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Morristown is a town of managers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morristown who work in management occupations (17.45%), business and financial occupations (10.86%), and sales jobs (8.25%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Morristown 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 train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Morristown area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

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 58.31% 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 2018 was $56,380, 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 $225,520 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 28.87% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morristown include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

In addition, Morristown has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.30%).

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