Morristown, TN
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Morristown is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 29,458 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Morristown is the 23rd largest community in Tennessee.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Morristown is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.32% of the Morristown workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Morristown is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Morristown who work in sales jobs (12.37%), office and administrative support (10.39%), and management occupations (8.07%).

The percentage of adults in Morristown with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.42% of adults in Morristown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Morristown in 2010 was $17,879, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,516 for a family of four. Morristown also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.11% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Morristown is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 20.13% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morristown include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Dutch.

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