Morris is a town located in Otsego County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 1,878. The town is named after General Jacob Morris.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.1 square miles (101 km), of which, 39.0 square miles (101 km) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km) of it (0.23%) is water. According to the 1878 history Morris contained 24,035 acres (97.27 km), assessed valuation $834,276, equalized $502,331. In 1864, Morris had improved 18,481 acres (74.79 km), 3,081 acres (12.47 km) plowed land, 7,772 acres (31.45 km) pasture, 5,727 acres (23.18 km) in meadow, by 1875 this had increased to 9,368 acres (37.91 km) plowed, 8,519 acres (34.48 km) pastured and 6,680 acres (27.0 km) mowed. Today the few remaining dairy farms are at least one hundred cow dairies.
New York State Route 23 and New York State Route 51 intersect at Morris village.
The west town line is defined by the Unadilla River. Butternut Creek, flowing southward through Morris is a tributary of the Unadilla River.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,867 people, 737 households, and 529 families residing in the town. The population density was 47.8 people per square mile (18.5/km²). There were 859 housing units at an average density of 22.0 per square mile (8.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.84% White, 0.64% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.66% of the population.
There were 737 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the town, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $34,176, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $28,824 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,427. About 9.5% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.