Morrisville, NC

Morrisville, situated in Wake and Durham Counties, is a town made up of 8.3 square miles.

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Morrisville was founded in 1852. During the Civil War, the town was home to the Battle of Morrisville in 1865.  

Morrisville was originally incorporated in 1875, but would lose incorporation in the 1930s. The town would find itself incorporated once more in 1947.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Morrisville is 34 years. The median estimated household income is about $95,000 making it about $47,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $42,000. The average price for a home in Morrisville is about $300,000 (2015) which is $140,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,100 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Morrisville is 42% White, 38% Asian, 3% Two or more races, and 17% other. 95% of the population are high school graduates, with 65% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 67% are married, 8% are divorced, 1% are separated, 2% are widowed, leaving 22% that have never been married.

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Wake County

Morrisville mostly belongs to Wake County in the central part of North Carolina, but a small part of Cary also extends over to Chatham County. The county was named after Margaret Wake. Wake County has a population of 1,025,000 and its largest city Raleigh, with a population of 538,000, is the county seat.

The area that now makes up modern day Wake County used to be part of the Tuscarora nation. In 1771, the Wake County was formed from parts of Johnston, Orange, and Cumberland counties. The first courthouse in the county was built in modern day Bloomsbury, but then was a village known as Wake Courthouse. The first elections were in held in 1771, and a militia was formed.

Wake County borders Granville, Franklin, Johnston, Nash, Harnett, Chatham, and Durham counties.

Wake County is made up of 857 square miles. 835 of which is land with the remaining 22 as water.

Population

The population of Morrisville, NC is about 19,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1920s.

Elevation

The elevation of Morrisville, NC is 299 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip codes for Morrisville, NC are 27519 and 27560.

Area Code

The area code for Morrisville, NC is 919 and 984.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Morrisville and Wake and Durham Counties have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 54% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 31% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 15%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Morrisville is about 5% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Technical services, manufacturing, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The News Observer and Cary Citizen are the primary newspapers that cover the Wake and Durham Counties area.


 

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