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Morristown, Indiana
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Location of Morristown in Shelby County, Indiana.
Location of Morristown in Shelby County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Shelby
Township Hanover
Area
 • Total 2.52 sq mi (6.52 km2)
 • Land 2.50 sq mi (6.47 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
833 ft (254 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,205
 • Density 482.39/sq mi (186.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46161
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-51192
GNIS feature ID 439467
Website http://www.morristown.in.gov/

Morristown is a town in Hanover Township, Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,218 at the 2010 census.

History

Morristown was platted in 1828 by Samuel Morrison, and named for him. The Morristown post office has been in operation since 1834.

Junction Railroad Depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Geography

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).

According to the 2010 census, Morristown has a total area of 2.37 square miles (6.14 km2), of which 2.35 square miles (6.09 km2) (or 99.16%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) (or 0.84%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 375
1890 561 49.6%
1900 565 0.7%
1910 622 10.1%
1920 658 5.8%
1930 608 −7.6%
1940 665 9.4%
1950 679 2.1%
1960 704 3.7%
1970 838 19.0%
1980 989 18.0%
1990 980 −0.9%
2000 1,133 15.6%
2010 1,218 7.5%
2020 1,205 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
Junction Railroad Depot, eastern end and southern side
The Junction Railroad Depot in Morristown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,218 people, 467 households, and 311 families living in the town. The population density was 518.3 inhabitants per square mile (200.1/km2). There were 519 housing units at an average density of 220.9 per square mile (85.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.6% White, 0.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 467 households, of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 18.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.4% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the town was 38 years. 24.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 21.4% were from 45 to 64; and 20.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.4% male and 54.6% female.

Education

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

Morristown has a public library, a branch of the Shelby County Public Library.

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