Morristown, TN

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Morristown, TN Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Morristown Housing Market Information

With 29,771 people, 11,369 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $106,712, house prices in Morristown are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Morristown, accounting for 63.21% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Morristown include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.35%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.55%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 6.13%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Morristown are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 50.40% owning and 49.60% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Morristown built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Morristown built between 1940-1969 ( 40.02%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 11.17%). There's also some housing in Morristown built before 1939 ( 6.73%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Morristown. Fully 11.30% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Morristown homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Morristown real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Morristown Home Appreciation Rates

Morristown's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Morristown during the period has been just -0.06%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Morristown appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Morristown's appreciation rate has been -2.14%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Morristown were at -2.16%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -8.38%.

Notably, Morristown's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Tennessee, our data show that Morristown's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Tennessee.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Morristown differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Morristown - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Morristown real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Morristown, TN HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,080,000 0.2
$810,001 - $1,080,000 0.1
$540,001 - $810,000 0.9
$432,001 - $540,000 1.4
$324,001 - $432,000 5.0
$216,001 - $324,000 10.8
$108,001 - $216,000 36.1
$54,001 - $108,000 34.9
$0 - $54,000 10.6

Very Low for TN
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
79.1124087591241 82.3979591836735

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Morristown Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
29.40% 1.35%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$937 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 50.40
Renters 49.60
Vacant 11.30

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Morristown HOMES
2000 or Newer 11.2
1970 - 1999 42.1
1940 - 1969 40.0
1939 or Older 6.7

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Morristown HOMES
Single-Family 63.2
Townhomes 3.8
Small Apt. Buildings 12.5
Apt. Complexes 14.3
Mobile Homes 6.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Morristown HOMES
No Bedroom 1.29
1 Bedroom 7.74
2 Bedrooms 36.45
3 Bedrooms 42.89
4 Bedrooms 8.71
5 or more bedrooms 2.92