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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Morristown is a town in Tennessee with a population of 29,547. Morristown is in Hamblen County. Living in Morristown offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Morristown and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Morristown are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$702
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Morristown Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    689.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    73.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    46.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    548.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,784.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    311.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

Working in Morristown

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,386
National
$55,322
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Morristown was recently rated one the best cities in the country for young families, and I totally understand why. There is a great sense of community and a passion for economic and creative development. The city's focus on its youth is unrivaled. Morristown boasts a small, but stunning historic downtown with shops and restaurants a plenty. It's a short drive to Knoxville, which is the third largest city in Tennessee. Overall, Morristown, TN is a quality location for any person or persons looking for that easy Southern lifestyle.
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Baptist churches, Republican Party, and factories dominant. Poverty rate 26.9%. Education levels lower than state and national averages. An old railroad town with deteriorating downtown. A few upscale subdivisions and new fast food and low wage retail on west end. Nice homes on Cherokee Lake. Many old deteriorating neighborhoods. Some nice parks with walking trails. A good ole boys form of government in city and county.
Don't be fooled by the beauty of the nature. Take a good look at the amount of garbage spewn on the sides of the roads. Count how many beer and alcohol containers you see lining the streets. That should give you an idea of the quality of the population. Ask yourself, how often do you want to have to drive to Knoxville or Johnson City ( 1 hour to 1hour 30 min each way ) to get something better than what WalMart and Hardees has to offer. If your real estate agent tells you about all the great thing coming to Morristown soon. That's what they told us. And the only new things we got in our 10 years there were a couple more WalMarts and a few more fast food restaurants. Look past the nature, before you commit to a home purchase.