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Located within the Raleigh-Durham metro area, Morrisville offers convenient access to a booming tech sector while maintaining a small-town feel.  

Morrisville's Family Fun Festival this year.
Morrisville’s annual Family Fun Festival offers residents the chance to kick back and enjoy carnival games, food trucks, live music, and even a fireworks show. Courtesy of Keenan Hairston
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Nestled between Raleigh and Durham, the town of Morrisville is a smaller suburb that’s home to roughly 27,500 people. 


While the city has a median rent and home value just above the national average, the median household income in Morrisville sits far above the national average at $100,500 (compared with roughly $70,000) making it an affordable place to call home. 


Morrisville is convenient to the Research Triangle, so named because of the three prestigious universities—Duke, UNC–Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University—in the area. The tech hub is home to offices for some 300 companies, including IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, and Nvidia.


In part because of this draw, Morrisville has a relatively diverse population. The percentage of non-white residents sits at more than 56%. 


The city holds a number of events to celebrate the community’s diversity, including the International Festival, which features food trucks with cuisine from around the world as well as games, musical acts, and an artisanal market. 


Morrisville also offers a number of resources for aging adults, having opened a new senior center in February 2021, which provides a wide range of activities and programming for town residents 55 and older. —TW

Town information

Median sale price for single family residences (2022)$471,555
Median household income$111,050
Racial breakdownBlack: 12.4%, Asian: 39.4%, Hispanic: 3.8%, White, non-Hispanic: 38.1%
U.S. racial breakdownBlack: 13.6%, Asian: 6.1%, Hispanic: 18.9%, White, non-Hispanic: 59.3%
Sharecare Community Well-Being Index Score (out of 100)66
District high school graduation rate90%
Number of quality family medicine doctors (rated 3.5 or higher) per 100,000 households, within 25 miles43
Number of quality nursing homes per 100,000 households, within 25 miles23
Sources: Witlytic, ATTOM Data Solutions, STI: Popstats, the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, the Kaiser Family Foundation,, Healthgrades, and Sharecare.