Introduction to Mendham, New Jersey

Mendham, New Jersey, in Morris County, is 10 miles SW of Parsippany, New Jersey and 22 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. As of the year 2000 census, 5,097 people lived in Mendham.

Mendham History

Mendham was created as a new governmental entity on March 29, 1749. It was carved out of Morris Township, Hanover Township and Rockaway Township. On February 21, 1798, Mendham was incorporated as a township, and on May 15, 1906, it became a borough.

Mendham and nearby Attractions

  • Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
  • Round Valley Recreation Area
  • Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
  • Hunterdon Historical Museum
  • Hacklebarney State Park

Things To Do In Mendham

Golfers can enjoy a round at the Mendham Golf & Tennis Club, or at the Roxiticus Golf Club. Nearby museums include the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, the Hunterdon Historical Museum, the Woodruff House-Eaton Store Museum, and the Community Children's Museum.

Mendham Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Mendham Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the County College of Morris, Union County College and Drew University.


Total Population 5,877
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,473
Age of the Population 46


% of people married 72.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 71.6%
Median Earnings25+ $90,690
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $44,167
Median Earnings With High School Degree $14,818


Median Family Income $175,192
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 16.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%


People Living Alone 14.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,398
Median House Value $884,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.8%
US/American 0%
English 14.5%
Irish 19.9%

Mendham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SW of Parsippany, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Morris
Standard Zip Codes 07945
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.775
Longitude -74.601

Mendham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches
Distance 9.6 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
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bernardsville 7,766 $135,811
Chester 7,924 $169,640
Far Hills 1,101 $118,750
Morristown 18,580 $78,233
Randolph 25,877 $140,482
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Student/teacher ratio: 13

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