Population Characteristics

People

Total Population

4,188

Population per Square Mile

2,078

Average Household Size

2.28

Male Population

48.28%

Female Population

51.72%

Single Population

41.14%

Median Age

40.8

Major Employers

Major Employers in the Community

Whiteside County

300

County Government

Climco Coils

100

Ignition Coils

Morrison Community Hospital

180

Medical Services

Morrison Community School District #6

158

Education

Super Wash

30

Carwash, Corporate Office

R C Smith Transportation

18

Transportation

Vendo Mack

10

Vending Machines

Labor Market Characteristics

Labor Force Summary for Whiteside County 2008

Total Employed

20,948

Manufacturing

18%

Retail

18%

Health Care/Social Care

11%

Average Weekly Wage

$596

Median Household Income

$51,672

Average one-way commute

18.5 minutes

Community Services

Services (2008)

Number of police officers

6

Number of firefighters

25

Total Equalized Assessed Value

$34,876,519

Municipal zoning ordinance in effect

Yes

Type of central office switch

Digital

Fiber optic lines available

Yes

Data communication available

Yes

Emergency 9-1-1 system

Yes

Number of public libraries/branches

1

Newspapers

1 weekly

Commercial, and industrial waste pick-up service

Privately contracted

Tax Structure

Property Tax Rate for 2009 Taxes *

City

1.0179%

County

1.0832%

Schools

5.2762%

Others

1.8440%

Total

9.2213%

*Assessed value is 33.33% of market value.

Retail Sales Tax Rate

Total

6.25%

Education

Morrison Community Unit School District #6 (2008)

Enrollment

1,161

District dropout rate

3.1%

Overall Student Performance

87.2% (state average is 74.8%)

District core ACT composite score

20.7 (state average is 20.5%)

Instructional Expenditure per pupil

$4,582

Utilities

Utility Providers

Electricity

Commonwealth Edison

Natural Gas

Nicor

Propane Gas

Gold Star FS, Eastern Iowa Propane

Cable/Satellite Television

Direct TV, Frontier, Mediacom

Telecommunications

Frontier, Verizon, US Cellular

Long Distance

AT & T, Sprint, MCI

Morrison Water, Sewer, Garbage

City of Morrison

Rural Garbage Pick-Up

Allied Waste, Moring Disposal, Wiersema’s

Quality of Life

Recreation

Number of city parks

6

Restaurants

12

Public Golf Courses

2

Public Tennis Courts

4

Public Swimming Pools

1

Bowling Alleys

1

Roller Skating Rinks

1

Climate

Average Winter Temperature

27 degrees

Average Annual Snowfall

31 inches

Average Summer Temperature

77 degrees

Average Annual Rainfall

36 inches

Average # of Sunny Days

196

Average # of Days Without Precipitation

105