Morristown, Tennessee Population 2021

30,525
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Morristown is a city located in Hamblen County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Hamblen County. With a 2020 population of 30,525, it is the 26th largest city in Tennessee and the 1275th largest city in the United States . Morristown is currently growing at a rate of 0.55% annually and its population has increased by 4.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,137 in 2010. Morristown reached it's highest population of 30,525 in 2021. Spanning over 27 miles, Morristown has a population density of 1,116 people per square mile.

The average household income in Morristown is $46,440 with a poverty rate of 26.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $731 per month, and the median house value is $115,900. The median age in Morristown is 37.8 years, 36.9 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.

Morristown Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Morristown was:

  • White: 79.97%
  • Black or African American: 8.79%
  • Other race: 5.25%
  • Two or more races: 4.13%
  • Asian: 0.96%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0.27%
The current population of Morristown, Tennessee is 30,525 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,027.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,137.

Morristown, Tennessee Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021144,6919710.67%
2020143,7209710.68%
2019142,7499710.68%
2018141,7788800.62%
2017140,8989740.69%
2016139,9247120.51%
2015139,2129320.67%
2014138,2803560.26%
2013137,9241710.12%
2012137,7531930.14%
2011137,5606150.45%
2010136,9450.00%

Morristown Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,81779.97%
Black or African American2,6188.79%
Some Other Race1,5635.25%
Two or More Races1,2304.13%
Asian2870.96%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1860.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native810.27%
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Morristown Population by Race

Morristown Population Pyramid $2021

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Morristown Median Age

37.8


Total

36.9


Male

38.9


Female

Morristown Adults

There are 22,810 adults, (4,871 of whom are seniors) in Morristown.

Morristown Age Dependency

66

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Morristown Sex Ratio

Female

15,354

51.55%

Male

14,428

48.45%

Morristown Population by Age

Morristown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Morristown Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.5%37.5%
All50.2%49.8%
Non Family45.5%54.5%
Female36.9%63.1%
Male26.9%73.1%

50.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Morristown Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,6392.4850.2
Married4,7533.2962.5
Non Family4,6541.2945.5
Female1,5263.2436.9
Male7063.2726.9

3.17

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Morristown Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,01710.01%
9th to 12th Grade2,37111.77%
High School Graduate7,71438.30%
Some College3,63818.06%
Associates Degree1,4107.00%
Bachelors Degree1,9119.49%
Graduate Degree1,0825.37%
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Morristown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Morristown Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,59513,2112,634
Hispanic2,5251,05224
Black1,6961,227258
Other Race711241
2+ Races252191
Asian21613893
Islander9637
Native American8123

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 84.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.06%.

Morristown Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,625$30,571$23,555
Less Than 9th Grade$18,035$21,382$13,245
High School Graduate$24,595$28,899$21,214
Some College$30,275$32,258$26,056
Bachelors Degree$49,602$57,468$36,350
Graduate Degree$52,857$54,857$49,167

$26,625

Average Earnings

$30,571

Average Male

$23,555

Average Female

Morristown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morristown Language by Age

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Morristown Language

83.85% of Morristown residents speak only English, while 16.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.91% of the population.

Morristown Language

Morristown Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,6493,47417.68%
Hispanic5,7112,96051.83%
Black2,5241,16546.16%
Other1,4961,13275.67%
Asian28717059.23%
Islander16914988.17%
Multiple1,23013811.22%
Native762127.63%

26.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.41%

Male Poverty Rate

27.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morristown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morristown is Islander, with 88.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morristown is Multiple, with 11.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.03%.

Morristown Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.77%
High School20.58%
Some College16.01%
Bachelors or Greater5.99%

Morristown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.68%
Male Unemployed55.63%
Male Employed15.98%
Female Employed13.61%

Morristown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Morristown Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,193$46,440
Families$42,333$57,590
Married Families$49,827-
Non Families$20,208$28,578
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Income by Household Type

Morristown Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Morristown Married by Age and Sex

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Morristown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Morristown Marital Status by Race

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Morristown Marital Status

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1,589

Number of Veterans

1,475

Male Veterans

114

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam436
First Gulf War300
Second Gulf War108
World War II96
Korea66

Morristown Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74432
75+430
55 to 64355
35 to 54308
18 to 3464

Morristown Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4537.61%
Black974.55%
2+ Races214.96%
Hispanic130.40%
Other Race131.71%
Asian52.12%

Morristown Veterans by Race

Morristown Veterans by Education

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17.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morristown Veterans by Education

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53.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.1%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Morristown Employment by Age

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Morristown Employment by Race

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Morristown Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.54%

Born in Morristown

90.79%

Native Born

9.21%

Foreign Born

8.38%

Non Citizen

0.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.79% of Morristown residents were born in the United States, with 61.54% having been born in Tennessee. 8.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Morristown Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202130,5251660.55%
202030,3591660.55%
201930,1931660.55%
201830,0272840.95%
201729,7431770.60%
201629,5661660.56%
201529,4001300.44%
201429,270-7-0.02%
201329,2771270.44%
201229,150-49-0.17%
201129,1992090.72%
201028,9904,0251.51%
200024,9653,5801.56%
199021,3851,8150.89%
198019,570-748-0.37%
197020,318-949-0.46%
196021,2678,2485.03%
195013,0194,9694.92%
19408,0507450.98%
19307,3051,4302.20%
19205,8751,8683.90%
19104,0071,0343.03%
19002,9730.00%

Morristown Population by Year