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Overview

Introduction to Denville, New Jersey

Denville, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 3 miles NW of Parsippany, New Jersey and 19 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. Part of the surrounding Newark metro area, Denville is home to some 15,824 residents.

Denville History

According to some researches, the Native Lenape Native Americans were among the first inhabitants of this region. Dutch and English settlers began to arrive in this part of the world in the early 17th century. In the 18th century, several forges and mills were established in this area. There is some dispute regarding the naming of "Denville." According to some sources, the name is in honor of one of the early settlers, Daniel Denton. However, other researches say Denville was named because of a "den" of wild animals nearby. The town was officially incorporated on April 14, 1913.

Denville and nearby Attractions

  • Denville Historical Society
  • Craftsman Farms - Stickley Museum
  • Wick House Herb Garden
  • Simon Gallery
  • Rockaway River Country Club
  • Fairy Tale Forest

Things To Do In Denville

The Denville Historical Society is a great place for visitors interested in the historical and cultural background of the town. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is one of the most noteworthy landmarks in the American Arts and Crafts movement. This museum houses various arts and crafts styles of home building and furnishing. Other places of interest nearby include the Wick House Herb Garden and the Simon Gallery. The Fairy Tale Forest and the Wild West City are amusement theme parks that have excellent recreational facilities for adults and children alike.

Denville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Denville Higher Education

Residents of Denville have higher educational opportunities at the College of Saint Elizabeth and at Drew University.

People

Total Population 16,820
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 8,766
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 60.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.4%
Median Earnings25+ $63,469
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $200,381
Median Earnings With High School Degree $42,427

Wealth

Median Family Income $119,258
% Above Poverty Level 98.2%
% Below Poverty Level 1.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 5%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,642
Median House Value $381,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.3%
Irish 24.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Denville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of Parsippany, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Morris
Standard Zip Codes 07834
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.892
Longitude -74.477

Denville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BOONTON 1 SE
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Station CHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches
Station LONG VALLEY
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boonton 4,339 $128,833
Dover 18,324 $61,451
Morris Plains 5,598 $139,821
Mountain Lakes 4,262 $195,833
Rockaway 24,546 $114,667

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Denville Public Libraries

Library
Denville Free Public Library
121 DIAMOND SPRING ROAD
Denville, New Jersey
(973) 627-6555
Library Web Site

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Denville Hospitals

SAINT CLARE'S HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
25 POCONO ROAD
(973) 625-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Denville High Schools

MORRIS CO SCH OF TECH
400 EAST MAIN STREET
973-627-4600
A Vocational School

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