Morris is a city located in Stevens County, Minnesota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,068. It is the county seat of Stevens County6.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.8 km² (4.5 mi²). 11.1 km² (4.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.51% water.


As of the
census of 2000, there are 5,068 people, 1,929 households, and 985 families residing in the city. The population density is 457.2/km² (1,183.2/mi²). There are 2,067 housing units at an average density of 186.5/km² (482.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.63% White, 1.76% African American, 1.22% Native American, 1.54% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 1.48% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,929 households out of which 23.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% are married couples living together, 6.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 48.9% are non-families. 36.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.20 and the average family size is 2.84.

In the city the population is spread out with 16.7% under the age of 18, 34.2% from 18 to 24, 19.0% from 25 to 44, 13.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $31,786, and the median income for a family is $46,556. Males have a median income of $34,323 versus $22,338 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,607. 22.4% of the population and 8.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 9.6% are under the age of 18 and 14.9% are 65 or older.