Morristown, Indiana

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Morristown is a town in Hanover Township, Shelby County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,133 at the 2000 census.



Morristown is located at 39°40′25″N 85°41′49″W / 39.67361°N 85.69694°W / 39.67361; -85.69694 (39.673478, -85.696871)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,133 people, 426 households, and 296 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,182.2 people per square mile (455.7/km²). There were 444 housing units at an average density of 463.3/sq mi (178.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.94% White, 0.53% Native American, 0.09% Asian, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 426 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,417, and the median income for a family was $44,327. Males had a median income of $32,625 versus $23,295 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,129. About 2.4% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.


Morristown is the location of Morristown Elementary and Morristown Junior-Senior High School.

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