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Morristown
Nickname(s): 
Heaven On Earth
Motto(s): 
Beat Little Town By A Dam Site
Location of Morristown, Minnesota
Location of Morristown, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Rice
Area
 • Total 1.08 sq mi (2.81 km2)
 • Land 1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,004 ft (306 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 987
 • Estimate 
(2019)
995
 • Density 918.74/sq mi (354.84/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55052
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-44296
GNIS feature ID 0648124

Morristown is a city in Rice County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 987 at the 2010 census. Morristown was platted in 1855, and named for Jonathan Morris, a pioneer settler.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2); 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Nearly the entirety of Morristown lies on the southern bank of the Cannon River.

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 317
1880 517 63.1%
1890 517 0.0%
1900 589 13.9%
1910 592 0.5%
1920 688 16.2%
1930 613 −10.9%
1940 677 10.4%
1950 533 −21.3%
1960 616 15.6%
1970 659 7.0%
1980 639 −3.0%
1990 784 22.7%
2000 981 25.1%
2010 987 0.6%
2019 (est.) 995 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 987 people, 388 households, and 255 families living in the city. The population density was 967.6 inhabitants per square mile (373.6/km2). There were 424 housing units at an average density of 415.7 per square mile (160.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 388 households, of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.3% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 37.8 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.2% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

Education

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown School District operates public schools.

Notable person

  • Henry Waldo Coe, frontier physician and politician
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