Introduction to Kinnelon, New Jersey

Kinnelon, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 7 miles NW of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center) and 21 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town has a population of 9,365.

Kinnelon History

The area now known as Kinnelon, was created by the New Jersey Legislature's Act, on February 20th 1922. It was formed from portions of Pequannock Township. Kinnelon was named in honor of Francis S. Kinney, who was the founded the area. The town of Kinnelon is located in Morris County, which county was established on March 15th, 1739. It was formed from portions of Hunterdon County. Before the Europeans arrived, the county was inhabited by the Lenape Native American tribe. The Europeans settled in the early 1700s. Morris County was named in honor of Colonel Lewis Morris, the Governor of the Province of New Jersey.

Kinnelon and Nearby Attractions

  • American Family Immigration History Center
  • Reeves-Reed Arboretum
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Hamilton House Museum
  • Silas Condict County Park

Things To Do In Kinnelon

Museums nearby include the Museum of American Financial History, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, the New York City Police Museum, Sterling Hill Mining Museum and Whippany Railway Museum. There are several parks in the area, including Ramapo Valley County Reservation, South Mountain Reservation, Edgemont Memorial Park, Campgaw Mountain Reservation and Battery Park, which offer provisions for recreational activities of different kinds. The shopping malls include Kinnelon Mall Shopping Center and Meadtown Shopping Center.

Kinnelon Transportation

The nearest airport is Newark Liberty International Airport.

Kinnelon Higher Education

Universities located near Kinnelon include William Paterson University of New Jersey, Montclair State University and Seton Hall University.


Total Population 10,372
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,275
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 64%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 61.2%
Median Earnings25+ $72,635
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree $46,650


Median Family Income $152,188
% Above Poverty Level 97.3%
% Below Poverty Level 2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%


People Living Alone 15.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,818
Median House Value $541,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.6%
US/American 0.3%
English 8.6%
Irish 21%

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

Kinnelon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Morris
Standard Zip Codes 07405
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.001
Longitude -74.367

Kinnelon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.4 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 BOONTON 1 SE
Distance 7.2 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
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Kinnelon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fayson Lake (07405)

Fayson Lakes (07405)

High Crest (07405)

Lindy Lake (07405)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomingdale 7,933 $93,053
Butler 7,659 $106,875
Pequannock 15,550 $111,359
Pompton Lakes 11,179 $104,482
Riverdale 4,154 $104,975
Wanaque 11,617 $94,112

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

Kinnelon Public Libraries

Kinnelon Public Library
Kinnelon, New Jersey
(973) 838-1321
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