Morristown, Tennessee metropolitan area
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).
The MSA is also a component of the Knoxville-Morristown-Sevierville Combined Statistical Area.
- Grainger (As of February 2013 Grainger County is part of the Knoxville Metropolitan Area)
- Chestnut Hill (unincorporated)
- Jefferson City
- Morristown (Principal city)
- New Market
- Russellville (unincorporated)
- Strawberry Plains (unincorporated; partial)
- Talbott (unincorporated)
- White Pine
- Whitesburg (unincorporated)
As of the census 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%).
- "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Memphis' April unemployment rate holds steady at 9%". June 3, 2009.