Morristown, NJ
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Morristown is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 18,594 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Morristown is the 104th largest community in New Jersey. Morristown has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

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 88.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Morristown is a town of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morristown who work in management occupations (14.36%), food service (9.90%), and maintenance occupations (9.41%).

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.

In addition to being popular with young singles, Morristown is also home to many people who can be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Even though Morristown is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Morristown is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.11% of adults in Morristown have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Morristown in 2010 was $45,286, 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 $181,144 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 34.46% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morristown include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Morristown's cultural character, accounting for 33.94% of the town’s population.

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