Morris, Alabama

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Morris, Alabama
Town
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°44′51″N 86°48′25″W / 33.74750°N 86.80694°W / 33.74750; -86.80694
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jefferson
Area
 • Total 3 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Land 3 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 417 ft (127 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,827
 • Density 609/sq mi (231.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35116
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-51456
GNIS feature ID 0123071

Morris is a town in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. It is north from the Birmingham suburb of Gardendale.

Geography[edit]

Morris is located at 33°44′51″N 86°48′25″W / 33.74750°N 86.80694°W / 33.74750; -86.80694 (33.747374, -86.807023)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) of it is land and 0.33% is water.

The town is named after Mary Hunter "Mae" Morris, an early female pioneer of the region.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, the total population was 1,922. There were 708 households and 575 families residing in the town. The population density was 600.2 people per square mile (232.0/km²). There were 619 housing units at an average density of 225.7 per square mile (87.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.54% White, 0.5% Black or African American, 0.01% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 662 households out of which 43.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,296, and the median income for a family was $51,314. Males had a median income of $38,500 versus $31,224 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,924. About 0.3% of families and 0.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Bryan Elementary School, North Jefferson Middle School and Mortimer Jordan High School are all located in the nearby City of Kimberly.

Notable native[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 33°44′51″N 86°48′25″W / 33.747374°N 86.807023°W / 33.747374; -86.807023