Morristown, Tennessee metropolitan area

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Map of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette CSA, with the Morristown Metropolitan Statistical Area highlighted in yellow

The Morristown, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of three counties - Grainger, Hamblen, and Jefferson - in eastern Tennessee, anchored by the city of Morristown. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 123,081. A July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 137,612).[1]

The MSA is also a component of the Knoxville-Morristown-Sevierville Combined Statistical Area.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 123,081 people, 48,636 households, and 35,364 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 93.79% White, 2.84% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.86% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.34% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $31,057, and the median income for a family was $37,007. Males had a median income of $28,304 versus $20,329 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $16,353. As of April, 2009, the Morristown metropolitan area had the highest unemployment rate of any metropolitan area in Tennessee, with an unemployment rate of 12.3% (the state unemployment rate was 9.7%).[3]

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