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Overview

Introduction to Morrisville, North Carolina

Morrisville, North Carolina, in Wake county, is 3 miles NW of Cary, North Carolina (center to center) and 11 miles W of Raleigh, North Carolina. The town is in the Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill area.

Morrisville History

In the 19th century, Jeremiah Morris donated land for the construction of a North Carolina Railroad depot, water tower, and other houses, and in 1852, the community was named "Morrisville" in his honor. It was officially chartered in 1875, but was disincorporated in 1933. However, the town charter was restored in 1947.

Morrisville and Nearby Attractions

  • North Carolina Museum of History
  • Duke Homestead State Historic Site
  • State Capitol
  • Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
  • Eno River State Park
  • J.C. Raulston Arboretum

Things To Do In Morrisville

The North Carolina Museum of History, the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Ackland Art Museum, and the North Carolina Museum of Art have displays of artifacts and memorabilia which reflect the region's historical and cultural heritage. State Capitol, the Greek revival structure constructed in the 1830s, is a historic site near Morrisville. The town also offers easy access to the Bennett Place State Historic Site, and Duke Homestead State Historic Site. Swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing, and camping can be enjoyed at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, Eno River State Park, and Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Morrisville is also home to several parks including the Crabtree Creek Nature Park, Morrisville Community Park, Cedar Fork District Park, and Ruritan Park.

Morrisville Transportation

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Morrisville Higher Education

Morrisville is home to satellite campuses of DeVry University , and North Carolina Wesleyan College. Meredith College, North Carolina State University, Wake Technical Community College, Saint Augustine's College, and Shaw University are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,600
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens6.2%
Employed Population 16+12,111
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married65.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.8%
Median Earnings25+$56,167
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,985
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,011

Wealth

Median Family Income$105,632
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home8.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,146
Median House Value$291,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.7%
Irish9.1%
English8.8%
Italian4.2%
Arab2.6%
French Except Basque2.4%
Polish2.3%
Moroccan1.6%
Scottish1.3%
Norwegian1%
Hungarian0.9%
Russian0.8%
Turkish0.7%
Greek0.6%
Egyptian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Dutch0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Czech0.5%
African0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Morrisville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wake County
Standard Zip Codes27560
Phone Area Codes919
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.83
Approximate Longitude-78.83

Morrisville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationRALEIGH DURHAM AP
Distance3.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 50 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip43 inches
StationCHAPEL HILL 2 W
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp27 to 49 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches
StationSANFORD 8 NE
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip47.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Apex43,893$108,923
Cary155,822$113,554
Durham251,761$68,255
Garner27,625$71,302
Holly Springs30,126$103,711
Raleigh441,326$74,685

Morrisville Public Schools

Cedar Fork Elementary
1050 Town Hall Drive
ZIP: 27560
(919) 388-5240
Primary
Total Enrollment 951
Morrisville Elementary
1519 Morrisville Pkwy
ZIP: 27560
(919) 460-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 824
Sterling Montessori Academy
202 Treybrooke Drive
ZIP: 27560
(919) 462-8889
Primary
Total Enrollment 595
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