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North Central Kansas County Profiles

Morris County

2008

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MORRIS COUNTY

Section I
Overview of Morris County

Morris County is
one of 105 counties
of the sunflower
state located in the
north central part
of Kansas. The
county seat is the
City of Council
Grove.

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County Profile - Morris County, KS


Morris County is one of the 105 counties in the state of Kansas. The 2007 populations
estimate lists the population to be 5,967. According to 2000 estimates, the county has
697.38 square miles in land area and a population density of 8.8 people per square
mile. The average household size is 2.37 persons (2000), and the median household
income is $36,171 (2004) (US census Bureau).

Population Estimates

Morris County has a population of 5,967 as of July 1, 2007 (US Census Bureau). The
population decreased by 2.24% from the year 2000 to 2007. As per the 2000 census
survey, population of the county was 6,104 with median age of 42 years. In 2000, Morris
County had 20.3% of total population under the age of 15 years, 19.6% in the age group
15 to 34 years, 34.4% in the age group 35 years to 59 years and 25.7% of population
above 60 years of age.

Table 1: Population Estimates for Morris County


Year Ending Morris County Kansas
Population Estimates
July 1,2007 5,967 2,775,997
July 1,2006 5,921 2,755,817
July 1,2005 5,953 2,741,665
July 1,2004 5,910 2,730,828
July 1,2003 5,923 2,721,824
July 1,2002 5,982 2,712,383
July 1,2001 6,059 2,700,979
July 1,2000 6,113 2,692,890
Census 2000 April 1,2000 6,104 2,688,418
2000 to 2007 % change -2.24% 3.26%
1990 to 2000 % change -1.5% 8.5%
Source: US Census Bureau

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3,050,000

2,550,000

2,050,000

1,550,000 Kansas

1,050,000

550,000

50,000
14,000
12,000
10,000
8,000
6,000
4,000
Morris 
2,000
0
1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Source: US census Bureau

Figure 1: Population Change in the Last Century

Table 2: Sex and Age of Population (2000 Census)


SEX AND AGE Count Percentage
Male 3,005 49.20%
Female 3,099 50.80%
Under 5 years 347 5.70%
5 to 9 years 404 6.60%
10 to 14 years 491 8.00%
15 to 19 years 440 7.20%
20 to 24 years 198 3.20%
25 to 34 years 562 9.20%
35 to 44 years 896 14.70%
45 to 54 years 865 14.20%
55 to 59 years 338 5.50%
60 to 64 years 280 4.60%
65 to 74 years 614 10.10%
75 to 84 years 456 7.50%
85 years and over 213 3.50%
Source: US Census Bureau

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Household Income

Median household income in 2005 for Morris County is $36,618, which is 14.57% less
than the state median income. The median household income had declined by 2.88%
from 2000 to 2005, but that rate is far less than the rate state median income has
declined at 9.9%

Table 3: Median Income in Morris County


Median Income Morris Kansas
Median household income in 2005 $36,618 $42,861
Median household income in 1999 (adj. for inflation1) $37,704 $47622
5-year percent change 2000 to 2005 -2.88% -9.9%
Source: USDA ERS (www.ers.usda.gov) and US Census Bureau

$60,000 
$47,622 
$50,000  $42,861 
$36,618  $37,704 
$40,000 
$30,000  Morris
$20,000  Kansas
$10,000 
$0 
Median household income in 2005 Median household income in 1999 

Figure 2: Median Income in Morris County and Kansas

Poverty Rates

Current poverty rate for Morris County is less than that of the state. In 2000, Morris
County’s poverty rate was 9.2% which increased to 10.0% in 2007. The poverty rate for
Kansas in the same period went from 8.9% to 11.7%.

Table 4: Poverty Estimates for Morris County


Poverty Estimates Morris 5-Year % Change Kansas
Poverty rate in 2007 10.0 -- 11.7
In 2000 9.2 8.7% 8.9
Poverty rate for children under 18 in 2007 15.3 -- 15.2
In 2000 12.7 20.5% 11.9
Source: US Census Bureau (Downloaded from www.stats.indiana.edu)

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Value 2005 dollars term calculated using CPI inflation calculator available at Bureau of Labor Statistics website
http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl. The CPI inflation calculator uses the average Consumer Price Index for a given
calendar year. This data represents changes in prices of all goods and services purchased for consumption by urban
households. This index value has been calculated every year since 1913. For the current year, the latest monthly
index value is used (www.bls.gov).

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Labor Force

Morris County’s current unemployment rate is 4.8 which is greater than the state rate of
4.1. The total labor force for the county declined by 9.8% in the last five years and by
7.8% in the last ten years, but along with that the unemployed labor force also
increased by 14% in the last five years.

Table 5: Labor Force Annual Averages for Morris County


Labor Force Annual Averages in 2007 Morris County Kansas
Total Labor Force 2,879 1,478,781
5-year % change -9.8% 3.8%
10-year % change -7.8% 6.9%
Employed 2,471 1,418,666
5-year % change -10.7% 5.0%
10-year % change -8.4% 6.7%
Unemployed 138 60,115
5-year % change 14.0% -17.8%
10-year % change 5.3% 12.0%
Unemployment Rate 4.8 4.1
5-year % change 26.3% -19.6%
10-year % change 14.3% 5.1%
Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics (Downloaded from www.stats.indiana.edu)

5%

Employed
Unemployed

95%

Figure 3: Employed and Unemployed Labor Force in Morris County

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Educational Attainment

About eighty-five percent of the population above the age of 25 has at least a high
school degree. 24.8% of the population above the age of twenty-five had some college
education, and 19.1% hold some kind of college degree.

Table 6: Educational Attainment – Morris County


Percent of Percent of
Educational Attainment: Census 2000 Morris Population Kansas Population
25+ 25+
Total Population 25 and Older 4,224 100.0% 1,701,207 100.0%
Less Than 9th Grade 230 5.4% 88,124 5.2%
9th to 12th, No Diploma 415 9.8% 149,675 8.8%
High School Graduate (incl. equiv.) 1,723 40.8% 507,612 29.8%
Some College, No Degree 1,047 24.8% 417,722 24.6%
Associate Degree 133 3.1% 99,096 5.8%
Bachelor's Degree 409 9.7% 290,271 17.1%
Graduate or Professional Degree 267 6.3% 148,707 8.7%
Source: US Census Bureau

100%
6.30% 8.70%
90% Graduate or Professional 
9.70%
17.10% Degree
80% 3.10%
Bachelor's Degree
70% 24.80% 5.80%
60% Associate Degree
24.60%
50% Some College, No Degree
40%
40.80%
30% High School Graduate (incl. 
29.80%
equiv.)
20% 9th to 12th, No Diploma
10% 9.80% 8.80%
0% 5.40% 5.20% Less Than 9th Grade
Morris Kansas

Figure 4: Educational Attainment – Morris County

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Workers Commuting to Work

More than seventy percent of the labor force works in the county itself. The maximum
outflow of workers from Morris County is to Riley County (about 230 workers i.e. 7.76%
of workers commute to Riley County for work). Another 173 workers commute to Geary
county and 129 commute to Lyon County for work.

Table 7: Workers (Commuting to Work) Living in Morris County


Workers Living in Pct Dist. Pct Dist.
Morris Kansas
County in 2000 in County in State
Total 2,963 100.0% 1,310,746 100.0%
Working in County 2,085 70.37% 1,214,739 92.7%
Working Elsewhere 878 29.63% 96,007 7.3%
Polk Co. IA 2 0.07% - -
Barton Co. KS 7 0.24% - -
Butler Co. KS 2 0.07% - -
Chase Co. KS 20 0.67% - -
Coffey Co. KS 5 0.17% - -
Dickinson Co. KS 113 3.81% - -
Douglas Co. KS 1 0.03% - -
Elk Co. KS 6 0.20% - -
Geary Co. KS 173 5.84% - -
Harvey Co. KS 4 0.13% - -
Johnson Co. KS 8 0.27% - -
Lyon Co. KS 129 4.35% - -
McPherson Co. KS 4 0.13% - -
Marion Co. KS 10 0.34% - -
Osage Co. KS 2 0.07% - -
Pottawatomie Co. KS 20 0.67% - -
Riley Co. KS 230 7.76% - -
Saline Co. KS 27 0.91% - -
Sedgwick Co. KS 12 0.40% - -
Seward Co. KS 2 0.07% - -
Shawnee Co. KS 47 1.59% - -
Wabaunsee Co. KS 37 1.25% - -
Wyandotte Co. KS 8 0.27% - -
Jefferson Co. KY 2 0.07% - -
Jackson Co. MO 2 0.07% - -
Hall Co. NE 5 0.17% - -
Source: US Census Bureau (Includes only workers over 16 years old)

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-- Less than 1% of residence county population commutes


-- 1.0% -4.9% of residence county population commutes
-- 5.0% - 9.9% of residence county population commutes
-- 10.0% - 19.9% of residence county population commutes
-- 20% or more residence county population commutes

Figure 5: Workers Commute from Morris County

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The maximum inflow of workers to Morris County is from Dickinson County. Around 101
workers commute to Morris County from Dickinson County for work, and 63 come from
Wabaunsee County. In total around 380 workers commute to Morris County for work.

Table 8: People Working in Morris County


People Working in County in Pct Dist. Pct Dist.
Morris Kansas
2000 in County in State
Total 2,465 100.0% 1,317,070 100.0%
Living in County 2,085 84.58% 1,214,739 92.2%
Living Elsewhere 380 15.42% 102,331 7.8%
Monona Co. IA 10 - - -
Chase Co. KS 20 - - -
Dickinson Co. KS 101 - - -
Geary Co. KS 59 - - -
Lyon Co. KS 45 - - -
Marion Co. KS 17 - - -
Osage Co. KS 7 - - -
Pottawatomie Co. KS 8 - - -
Reno Co. KS 5 - - -
Riley Co. KS 33 - - -
Wabaunsee Co. KS 63 - - -
Wyandotte Co. KS 6 - - -
Clay Co. MO 6 - - -
Source: US Census Bureau (Includes only workers over 16 years old.)

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-- Less than 1% of residence county population commutes


-- 1.0% -4.9% of residence county population commutes
-- 5.0% - 9.9% of residence county population commutes
-- 10.0% - 19.9% of residence county population commutes
-- 20% or more residence county population commutes

Figure 6: Workers Commuting to Morris County

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Section – II
Industry Analysis
MORRIS COUNTY

Industry Analysis

Industry Totals for Morris County

Industry employment increased in Morris County by 4.69% from 1990 to 2007. Average pay (after adjusting for inflation)
has grown at a rate of 11.51%, and the number of establishments in the same period decreased at around 8%. However,
the detailed table shows that the number of establishments has increased from 154 in 2005 to 171 in 2007.

Table 9: Annual Covered Employment & Wages2 over Time (NAICS) – Morris County
Average Pay in Terms of
Year Establishments Jobs Average Annual Pay
20073 Dollars (adj*)
1990 186 1471 $13,612 $21,594
1991 188 1450 $13,922 $21,194
1992 184 1476 $14,494 $21,420
1993 183 1587 $14,982 $21,498
1994 181 1675 $15,766 $22,058
1995 177 1683 $15,383 $20,929
1996 178 1700 $16,171 $21,370
1997 187 1743 $16,778 $21,675
1998 189 1771 $17,066 $21,709
1999 184 1761 $18,182 $22,628

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Covered Employment & Wages (CEW) also known as ES202 data are the product of a federal-state cooperative program, the Quarterly Census of Employment
and Wages (QCEW) program, also known as the ES-202 program. The data are derived from summaries of employment and total pay of workers covered by state
and federal unemployment insurance (UI) legislation and provided by State Workforce Agencies (SWAs). The summaries are a result of the administration of state
unemployment insurance programs that require most employers to pay quarterly taxes based on the employment and wages of workers covered by UI.
(www.bls.gov).

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Average wages in 2007 dollars term calculated using CPI inflation calculator available at Bureau of Labor Statistics website http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl.
The CPI inflation calculator uses the average Consumer Price Index for a given calendar year. This data represents changes in prices of all goods and services
purchased for consumption by urban households. This index value has been calculated every year since 1913. For the current year, the latest monthly index value
is used (www.bls.gov).

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Average Pay in Terms of


Year Establishments Jobs Average Annual Pay
20073 Dollars (adj*)
2000 181 1807 $19,360 $23,311
2001 178 1722 $19,848 $23,237
2002 177 1806 $20,374 $23,482
2003 171 1748 $20,563 $23,172
2004 160 1579 $21,180 $23,248
2005 154 1526 $22,445 $23,829
2006 162 1530 $23,929 $24,611
2007 171 1540 $24,080 $24,080
Change from 1990 to 2007 -15 69 $10,468 $2,486
Percent change from 1990 to 2007 -8.06% 4.69% 76.90% 11.51%
Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) *adj = Adjusted for Inflation.

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Establishments

189
188

187
186

184

184
183

181

181
178

178
177

177

171

171
200

162
160

154
150

100

50

1807

1806
Jobs

1771

1761

1748
1743

1722
1700
1683
1675
2000 1587

1579

1540
1530
1526
1476
1471

1450

1500

1000

500

0
Adjusted Avg Pay

$23,829

$24,611

$24,080
$23,482
$23,311

$23,248
$23,237

$23,172
$25,000

$22,628
$22,058

$24,000 $21,709
$21,675
$21,594

$21,498
$21,420

$21,370
$21,194

$23,000
$20,929

$22,000
$21,000
$20,000
$19,000
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Figure 7: Changes in Establishments, Employment and Average Annual Wages in the County
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Jobs and Average Wages by Industry

The Retail Trade sector has the maximum number of establishments in Morris County with 32 establishments and 149
jobs. The largest employer in terms of number of jobs is the Manufacturing sector with 173 jobs. The Professional,
Scientific & Technical Services are the highest paid sector with an annual average wages of $56,711.

Table 10: Industry Distribution of Establishments, Jobs, and Average Wages – Morris County
Industry Distribution of Establishments, Jobs & Average Wages (2007) Establishments Jobs Annual Average Wage
Total Covered Employment and Wages 171 1540 $24,080
Private 140 1012 $24,134
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 8 N N
Mining 3 N N
Utilities 2 N N
Construction 13 80 $27,628
Manufacturing 8 173 $28,542
Wholesale Trade 7 32 $26,829
Retail Trade 32 149 $18,842
Transportation and Warehousing 8 N $33,941
Information 7 43 $41,248
Finance and Insurance 12 N N
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1 N N
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 15 N $56,711
Management of Companies and Enterprises NA N N
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation 2 N N
Services
Educational Services 5 N N
Health Care and Social Assistance 10 N N
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 4 14 $7,850
Accommodation and Food Services 9 123 $9,700
Other Services (except Public Administration) 9 14 $13,781
Public Administration 17 134 $18,770
Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) N – Non-disclosed, NA- Not Applicable

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Establishments Jobs

Agriculture Mining Utilities


Construction Manufacturing Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade Transportation & Warehousing Information
Finance and Insurance Real Estate  Professional & Technical Services
Waste Management  Educational Services Health Care 
Arts & Entertainment Accommodation & Food Services

Figure 8: Establishments and Jobs in Various Industry Sectors in Morris County

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Agriculture

$56,711
Average Annual Pay
Mining
$60,000
Utilities
Construction

$50,000 Manufacturing

$41,248
Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade

$33,941
$40,000 Transportation & Warehousing
Information
$28,542
$27,628

$26,829
Finance and Insurance

$24,469
$30,000 Real Estate 
$18,842

$18,770
Professional & Technical Services
Waste Management 

$13,781
$20,000
Educational Services

$9,700
$7,850
Health Care 
$10,000 Arts & Entertainment
Accommodation & Food Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$0
$0
$0

$0
$0

$0
$0
$0 Public Administration

Figure 9: Average Wage in Various Industries in Morris County

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Key Industries

Morris County is home to some very well performing industries. These industries may be a part of existing or emerging
clusters. For identifying key industries and clusters, three criteria were used:

1. Location Quotient – Location quotients (LQ) for industries at 6-digit NAICS level were calculated with US industry
employment as the base. The cutoff for LQ was taken as 1.25 (based on literature, e.g. Cortright 2003).

2. Average Wages – Average wages at 6-digit NAICS codes were compared to US average wages. If any industry
has average wages 10% above the US average, it is considered to be a good performing industry.

3. Growth Rate – Growth rates for the employment were calculated over a three year time period from 2003 to 20064;
growth rates above 5% are considered to be an indicator of good industry performance.

Any industry that satisfies one of these three conditions is either a good performing industry or an industry with good
potential for growth. There may or may not be a cluster existing in a region for every good performing industry, but if there
are good performing industries, a cluster may emerge in the near future.

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There were two reasons for selecting 2003 as the base year. 1) The numbers were more likely to be free from 9/11 impacts as compared to 2001 or 2002
numbers. 2) NAICS definitions changed in 2002, so it was very difficult to bridge between 2002 & 1997 codes for some industries.

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Industries with High Growth Rates

Most of the industries with high growth rates are local instead of traded5 industries in Morris County. The highest growth
rate is for Direct Mail Advertising (NAICS 541860), and this sector is a part of three traded clusters – Apparel & Textiles,
Printing & Publishing and Business & Financial Services. The Electric Power Distribution Industry (NAICS 221122),
Business Associations (NAICS 813910) and Highway, Street & Bridge Construction (NAICS 237310) industries all have a
growth rate of 71% in the county.

Table 11: Top 10 Industries (6-digit NAICS) with Highest Growth Rates
Average Growth
NAICS NAICS Definition Establishments Employment Cluster
Wages Differentials
Apparel and Textiles
541860 Direct Mail Advertising 1 31 $29,170 214.14% Printing and Publishing
Business and Financial Services
221122 Electric Power Distribution 1 25 $38,561 71.00% Energy (Fossil and Renewable)
813910 Business Associations 3 5 $7,395 71.00% Local Community & Civic Organizations
Highway, Street, and Local Real Estate, Construction &
237310 1 5 $43,154 71.00%
Bridge Construction Development
444120 Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1 4 $19,442 58.74% Local Household Goods & Services
447190 Other Gasoline Stations 3 11 $12,603 54.20% Energy (Fossil and Renewable)
444130 Hardware Stores 1 17 $14,405 41.50% Local Household Goods & Services
541940 Veterinary Services 2 8 $18,494 38.67% Local Personal Services (Non-Medical)
Local Food and Beverages Processing &
All Other General
452990 3 13 $8,384 37.51% Distribution
Merchandise Stores
Local Retail Clothing & Accessories
Limited-Service
722211 3 45 $7,962 33.30% Local Hospitality Establishments
Restaurants
Source: ES202 2006 data, IMPLAN MIG Group

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Traded industries are defined as the ones exporting their goods and/or services outside their region. Local industries are the ones with all local (within the region)
dealings (Porter 2003).

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Industries with High Location Quotient

The sector Non-clay Refractory Manufacturing (NAICS) has the highest LQ in Morris County of 1678.74, which is very
high. This industry sector is part of three traded clusters – Advanced Materials, Chemicals & Chemical-based Products
and Glass & Ceramics. The Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing sector (NAICS 33319) has
an LQ of 126.54 and is a part of two traded clusters – Advanced Materials and Machinery Manufacturing.

Table 12: Top 10 Industries (6-digit NAICS) with Highest Location Quotients
Average Location
NAICS NAICS Definition Establishments Employment Cluster
Wages Quotient
Advanced Materials
Non-Clay Refractory Chemicals and Chemical-based
327125 1 94 $28,994 1678.74
Manufacturing Products
Glass and Ceramics
Other Commercial and Service Advanced Materials
333319 2 60 $29,315 126.54
Industry Machinery Manufacturing Machinery Manufacturing
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation &
721191 Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 1 15 $5,229 97.52
Visitor Industries
Apparel and Textiles
541860 Direct Mail Advertising 1 31 $29,170 50.62 Printing and Publishing
Business and Financial Services
Advanced Materials
Un-Laminated Plastics Profile
326121 1 9 $25,983 38.14 Chemicals and Chemical-based
Shape Manufacturing
Products
221122 Electric Power Distribution 1 25 $38,561 21.21 Energy (Fossil and Renewable)
Re-Upholstery and Furniture
811420 1 3 $15,437 17.46 Local Personal Services (Non-Medical)
Repair
Local Real Estate, Construction &
238140 Masonry Contractors 1 33 $26,660 14.78
Development
Farm and Garden Machinery and Agribusiness, Food Processing and
423820 1 12 $29,279 13.42
Equipment Merchant Wholesalers Technology
444130 Hardware Stores 1 17 $14,405 11.92 Local Household Goods & Services
Source: ES202 2006 data, IMPLAN MIG Group

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Industries with Wages Higher than National Averages

The county’s Community Food Services (NAICS 624210) sector has average wages around 66% higher than the national
averages. This sector is a part of two local clusters – Local Community & Civic Organizations and Local Health Services.
The Temporary Shelters (NAICS 624221) sector has wages 55% (approx) higher than the national averages, and it is a
part of the Local Community & Civic Organizations and the Local Health Services clusters.

Table 13: Top Industries (6-digit NAICS) with Wages Above National Averages
Wages
Average
NAICS NAICS Definition Establishments Employment Compared Cluster
Wages
to Nation6
Local Community & Civic Org
624210 Community Food Services 1 1 $37,767 66.10%
Local Health Services
Local Community & Civic Org
624221 Temporary Shelters 1 1 $37,767 55.17%
Local Health Services
Agribusiness, Food Processing and
112 Animal Production 4 16 $33,032 21.97%
Technology
523930 Investment Advice 1 3 $154,988 12.59% Business and Financial Services
532230 Video Tape and Disc Rental 1 3 $15,986 10.04% Local Entertainment & Media
Source: ES202 2006 data, IMPLAN MIG Group

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Wages compared to nation – the difference in county & national average wages for a particular industry as a percentage of the national average.

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Shift Share Analysis

Shift share analysis breaks down changes in employment (growth or decline) over a period of time into three components:
national growth share, industry mix share and local share. This analysis is used to account for the competitiveness of a
region’s industries and to analyze the local economic base7.

National Growth Share


This is the share of growth (decline) in local employment that can be attributed to growth (decline) in employment
at the national level.
National Growth Share = Employment in base year * National employment growth rate

Industry Mix Share


This is the growth (decline) in employment in the region that can be attributed to the growth (decline) in that
particular industry at the national level.
Industry Mix Share = Employment in base year *(Industry’s National Growth rate – National employment
growth rate)

Local Share
This is the share of growth (decline) in employment in a region that can be attributed to the competitiveness of a
region.
Local Share = Employment in base year *(Region’s industry growth rate – National Industry growth rate)

The industry with the highest local share in growth is the Direct mail advertising (NAICS 541860). The employment in the
sector increased by 30 jobs and all of the 30 were due to local growth (Table 14). The second highest growth in
employment was in the Nursing Care facilities (NAICS 623110). In this industry there was a net growth of 27 jobs, and all
of those were attributable to local growth in the region.

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Pennstate (2003) Using Employment data to better understand your local economy.

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Table 14: Industries with Highest Local Share of Growth – Shift Share Analysis Morris County
NAICS NAICS Definition Net Growth National Growth Share Industry Mix Share Local Share
541860 Direct Mail Advertising 30 0 0 30
623110 Nursing Care Facilities 27 2 -2 27
722211 Limited-Service Restaurants 26 1 1 24
221122 Electric Power Distribution 20 0 0 20
446110 Pharmacies and Drug Stores 13 2 0 12
444130 Hardware Stores 11 0 0 11
447190 Other Gasoline Stations 8 0 0 8
452990 All Other General Merchandise Stores 8 0 0 8
517110 Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2 2 -7 7
238220 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning 8 1 1 6
522110 Commercial Banking 7 2 0 5
541940 Veterinary Services 5 0 0 5
813910 Business Associations 4 0 0 4
237310 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 4 0 0 4
621111 Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health 5 1 0 4
Specialists)
Data Source: ES202 data, IMPLAN MIG group

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Clusters in Morris County

Traded Clusters

The Apparel and Textiles cluster has the highest growth rate of 214.14% and LQ of 2.75, but wages are less than the
national average. The Glass & Ceramics cluster has the highest LQ of 32.23 in the county. However, wages are less than
national averages and there has been a decline in employment in the last three years. Other clusters with higher growth
rates are the Printing & Publishing cluster and the Business & Financial Services cluster. The clusters with high LQ are
Machinery Manufacturing and Chemicals & Chemical-based Products; investments into these sectors should be
considered to make them more competitive.

Table 15: Clusters in Morris County


Average Wages
Wages Growth
Cluster Establishments Employment Compared to LQ
Rate
National Average
Advanced Materials 5 164 $28,853 -52.63% -3.06% 3.32
Agribusiness, Food Processing and Technology 10.3 69 $25,586 -25.17% -8.81% 2.32
Apparel and Textiles 1 31 $29,170 -25.21% 214.14% 2.75
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation and Visitor 5 27 $6,989 -78.69% 0.00% 0.63
Industries
Biomedical/Biotechnical (Life Sciences) 7 117 $23,548 -43.81% 13.51% 1.14
Business and Financial Services 18.3 66 $36,261 -52.29% 14.47% 0.63
Chemicals and Chemical-Based Products 3 112 $28,610 -48.40% -12.81% 5.23
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 0 0 N N N N
Defense and Security 1.3 1 $39,322 -40.16% N 0.03
Education and Knowledge Cluster 2 8 $23,453 -46.48% 10.06% 0.40
Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component 0 0 N N N N
Manufacturing
Energy (Fossil and Renewable) 17 77 $27,305 -54.31% -13.99% 1.14
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 0 0 N N N N
Forest and Wood Products 2 1 $26,575 -33.44% -20.63% 0.04
Glass and Ceramics 1 94 $28,994 -32.01% -1.04% 32.23

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Information Technology and Telecommunications 4.3 36 $47,393 -37.36% 1.92% 0.66


Machinery Manufacturing 3 62 $28,962 -46.59% -2.55% 5.89
Mining 0 0 N N N N
Primary Metal Manufacturing 0 0 N N N N
Printing and Publishing 3 39 $27,997 -46.31% 77.28% 1.75
Transportation and Logistics 5 14 $29,394 -31.35% -2.27% 0.39
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 0 0 N N N N
Total All Industries 134 1006 $24,501 -42.22% -5.63% 1.00
Data Source: ES202 data, IMPLAN MIG group
Highlighted cell represent values higher than specified criteria values

Printing &  Advanced  Education & 


Publishing Materials LQ Knowledge Cluster
1.75 3.32 0.4
Agribusiness Apparel and 
IT & Telecom 2.32 Textiles
0.66 Arts& 2.75
Mach Mfg Biomedical
Entertainment
5.89 1.14
Defense and 
0.63
Security
Business and 
0.03
Chemicals  Financial Services
Energy  0.63
5.23
Glass and Ceramics 1.14
32.23
Forest & Wood 
Products
0.04

Transportation & 
Logistics
0.39

Figure 10: Location Quotients for Various Clusters in Morris County

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Figure 11: Traded Clusters in Morris County

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Figure 12: Traded Cluster Location Quotients for Morris County

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Local Clusters

The Local Personal Services (Non-Medical) cluster has the highest growth rate of 25.99%. Other clusters with high growth
rates are Local Retail Clothing & Accessories and Local Financial Services. The cluster with the highest LQ is the Local
Financial Services cluster with an LQ of 2.71. Others with high LQ are the Local Motor Vehicle Products & Services
cluster, the Local Hospitality cluster and the Local Utilities cluster.

Table 16: Local Clusters in Morris County


Average Wages
Wages Growth
Cluster Establishments Employment Compared to LQ
Rate
National Average
Local Commercial Services 0 0 N N N N
Local Community & Civic Organizations 7 10 $16,541 -45.38% -44.02% 0.78
Local Education & Training 0 0 N N N N
Local Entertainment & Media 1 3 $15,986 -35.22% -33.06% 0.36
Local Financial Services 4 48 $33,117 -35.33% 5.39% 2.71
Local Food and Beverages Processing & 9 24 $11,480 -54.77% -27.51% 0.52
Distribution
Local Health Services 7 32 $24,133 -49.74% -26.62% 0.68
Local Hospitality 9 118 $10,055 -29.37% -5.09% 1.38
Local Household Goods & Services 11 40 $14,880 -60.69% -9.52% 0.87
Local Industrial Products & Services 0 0 N N N N
Local Logistical Services 0 0 N N N N
Local Motor Vehicle Products & Services 6 38 $32,336 -12.14% -6.84% 1.42
Local Personal Services (Non-Medical) 4 24 $15,718 -36.11% 25.99% 1.15
Local Real Estate, Construction & Development 6.3 65 $29,372 -3.05% -16.34% 1.20
Local Retail Clothing & Accessories 5 32 $7,515 -62.32% 13.30% 0.80
Local Utilities 2 5 $18,619 -58.32% -23.11% 1.37
Data Source: ES202 data, IMPLAN MIG group
Highlighted cell represent values higher than specified criteria values

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Figure 13: Local Clusters in Morris County

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