2020 U.S. Census Results: The Changing Demographics of Morristown
MORRISTOWN, NJ – The last 10 years have marked a sea change in the demographic composition of the United States, with a marked shrinking of the white population and the rapid growth of the Hispanic community.
Morristown had a slightly different history, with white, Hispanic, and Asian populations increasing and the black population decreasing by more than 20%.
Nationally, the black population increased slightly. But Morristown was down 20.9%. The city of 20,180 now has a black population of 1,961, according to the census.
Meanwhile, Morristown saw the fastest growth in its Asian and Hispanic populations, with increases of 21.03% and 17.36%, respectively.
The white population has increased by 7.44% in 10 years. Whites, however, now make up less than 50% of Morristown, making up 45.58% of the city.
Morristown has also shown an increase in the number of people who identify as multiracial, although the reasons are complex. Experts say the increase reflects changes in how people identify as well as the number of children born to parents of mixed races or ethnicities, as well as changes in the wording of census forms themselves. same.
Here are Morristown’s numbers for 2020, according to the census:
- total population: 20,180
- white, non-Hispanic: 9,198
- Hispanic: 7,367
- Black, non-Hispanic: 1,961
- Asian, non-Hispanic: 961
- two plus, non-Hispanic: 526
- other, non-Hispanic: 128
- percent change, white, non-Hispanic: 7.44%
- percentage change, Hispanic: 17.36%
- percent change, Black, non-Hispanic: -20.9%
- percentage change, Asian, non-Hispanic: 21.03%
- percent change, other, non-Hispanic: 276.47%
- percent change, two plus, non-Hispanic: 115.57%
The Hispanic boom accounted for nearly half of overall US population growth, which was the slowest since the Great Depression. By comparison, the non-Hispanic growth rate over the decade was 4.3%. The Hispanic share of the US population has grown to 18.7% of the US population, from 16.3% in 2010.
The share of the white population fell from 63.7% in 2010 to 57.8% in 2020, the lowest on record, due to declining birth rates among white women compared to Hispanic and Asian women. The number of non-Hispanic whites fell from 196 million in 2010 to 191 million.