Morristown, Minnesota

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Morristown is a city in Rice County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 981 at the 2000 census. Morristown was founded on land which Sarah Morris, widow of early settler Jonathon Morris, had surveyed into town lots.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (4.40%) is water.

Minnesota State Highway 60 serves as a main route in the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 981 people, 363 households, and 258 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,130.4 people per square mile (435.4/km²). There were 374 housing units at an average density of 431.0/sq mi (166.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.86% White, 0.10% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.51% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.15% of the population.

There were 363 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,538, and the median income for a family was $41,382. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $24,808 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,762. About 7.7% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people


The town is home to a baseball team called the Morristown Morries.

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