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Morristown, Tennessee

Morristown is a city located in Tennessee. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 24,965. It is the county seat of Hamblen County6.

Geography Morristown is located at 36°12'38" North, 83°17'46" West (36.210615, -83.296141)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 54.1 km² (20.9 mi²). None of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 24,965 people, 10,270 households, and 6,531 families residing in the city. The population density is 461.2/km² (1,194.7/mi²). There are 11,036 housing units at an average density of 203.9/km² (528.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 83.73% White, 7.49% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 6.31% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. 10.43% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 10,270 households out of which 27.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% are married couples living together, 14.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% are non-families. 31.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.91.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $27,005, and the median income for a family is $33,391. Males have a median income of $26,724 versus $20,515 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,894. 19.2% of the population and 14.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 24.9% are under the age of 18 and 17.3% are 65 or older.

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