Morrisville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Morrisville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Morrisville had a population of 24,073 as of July 1, 2017. Morrisville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Morrisville is located at latitude 35.8344 and longitude -78.8408 in Wake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Morrisville (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Wake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 302 feet.

The Town of Morrisville (GNIS ID: 2406198) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Morrisville is located within Township of Cedar Fork, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Morrisville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Morrisville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,073
Daytime Population: Workers 23,793
Daytime Population: Residents 10,847
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 34,640
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.44
Population in Households 24,073
Population in Familes 19,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,908
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $87,464
Average Household Income $107,438
Per Capita Income $42,398


Total Housing Units 10,358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,795 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,857 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 706 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $316,534
Average Home Value $364,770


Total Households 9,652
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 6,087
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 3.64% 3.04%
Households 3.28% 2.89%
Families 3.47% 2.74%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Morrisville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morrisville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 41 95th
Population Density # 6 99th
Diversity Index # 88 88th
Median Household Income # 15 98th
Per Capita Income # 31 96th

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