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 11 constituent neighborhoods, Morristown is the 97th 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 86.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Morristown is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morristown who work in management occupations (18.68%), business and financial occupations (11.37%), and sales jobs (10.19%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Morristown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.52% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

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

For the size of the town, public transportation in Morristown is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Morristown, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Morristown. 57.21% 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 Morristown in 2018 was $58,960, 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 $235,840 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 25.61% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morristown include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Morristown's cultural character, accounting for 25.88% of the town’s population.

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