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Morris is a city in Grundy County, in the Chicago metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Isaac N. Morris, commissioner of the Illinois and Michigan Canal.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Morris. For links to other places called Morris, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Morris is 41.357N. The longitude is -88.421W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 515 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,352.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Morris demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grundy County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60450 ZIP code.
18% of Morris residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Morris ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Morris was $22,256, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Morris residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Morris, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $500. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,132.
Libraries in Morris include Morris Area Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Morris include Morris Daily Herald
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WBEQ.
Grundy County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morris political report.
The average commute time for Morris workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Morris between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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