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Morris Plains, New Jersey


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Morris Plains, New Jersey

Introduction to Morris Plains, New Jersey

Morris Plains, New Jersey, in Morris County, is 3 miles SW of Parsippany, New Jersey and 17 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. About 5,236 people live in Morris Plains.

Morris Plains History

An act of the New Jersey Legislature incorporated Morris Plains in 1926. It once encompassed the present counties of Morris, Sussex and Warren. It was named in honor of New Jersey Governor Lewis Morris.

Morris Plains and nearby Attractions

  • Morris Plains Museum
  • Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
  • Schooleys Mountain Park
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Grover Cleveland Birthplace

Things To Do In Morris Plains

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary is a popular attraction near Morris Plains. Wild West City and the Turtle Back Zoo are popular local spots as well. The Drake House Museum houses several artifacts relating to the area's history. Local parks include Tourne County Park, Hacklebarney State Park, Duke Island Park, Round Valley Recreation Area and Weequahic Park.

Morris Plains Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Morris Plains Higher Education

The closest colleges to Morris Town include Seton Hall University, William Paterson University, CUNY - College of Staten Island, Centenary College, and Kean University.

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High Points

Morris Plains strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Morris Plains People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Morris Plains Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Morris Plains Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Morris Plains Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Morris Plains Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Morris Plains College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Morris Plains Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Morris Plains, New Jersey

Comparing Morris Plains to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Age of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Senior Citizens 7 8
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Racial Diversity 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 4

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 7 5

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 9
College Educated Adults 10 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Short Commute Times 3 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Housing Recently Built 3 5
People Living Alone 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
Affordability of Rents 1 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Violent Crime 8 6
Low Property Crime 7 4

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Morris Plains Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of Parsippany, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Morris
Standard Zip Codes 07950
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.821
Longitude -74.481

Morris Plains 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 MORRIS PLAINS 1 W
Distance 1.3 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
Station BOONTON 1 SE
Distance 6.9 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 CANOE BROOK
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
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Morris Plains Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,236 100%
Male 2,512 48%
Female 2,724 52%
Under 18 1,233 23.5%
18+ 4,003 76.5%
65+ 848 16.2%
Median Age 40.7
Average Family Size 3.05
White 4,865 92.9%
African-American 70 1.3%
Asian 226 4.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 21 0.4%
Mixed Race 46 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 141 2.7%

Estimated Morris Plains Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,629
Growth 393
Growth % 7.5%

Morris Plains Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 25.8%
Italian 22.1%
German 13.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9%
English 4.5%
Polish 3.2%
US/American 2.6%
Scottish 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Ukrainian 1.6%
Hungarian 1.3%
Russian 1%
Jamaican 1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
British 0.7%
European 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
South African 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.4%
Iranian 0.4%
Macedonian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Greystone Park (07950)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Morris Plains 5,236 $98,333
Denville 15,824 $90,651
Florham Park 8,857 $102,047
Madison 16,530 $101,798
Morristown 18,544 $66,419
Parsippany 50,649 $81,041
Randolph 24,847 $115,722

Morris Plains Public Libraries

Library
Morris Plains Library
77 GLENBROOK ROAD
Morris Plains, New Jersey
(973) 538-2599

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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. West Caldwell, New Jersey 92.6   19.1% 19.1% 48.1% 28 $94,379 7.2% 6.2% 11,233 2.1% 9.3 0.2% 0.5
2. Bernardsville, New Jersey 92.2   21.1% 12.7% 59.6% 33 $126,601 7.6% 6.1% 7,345 2.8% 11.3 0.5% 0.3
3. Long Hill, New Jersey 92.1   18.2% 12.6% 49.3% 31 $103,037 7.7% 7.2% 8,777 3.3% 12 0.4% 0.6
4. Moorestown, New Jersey 91.3   21% 16.4% 52.5% 27 $94,844 6.4% 10.8% 19,017 3.4% 22.9 0.5% 1.3
5. Oakland, New Jersey 91.1   12.8% 12.7% 41.4% 32 $93,695 7.8% 5.2% 12,466 1.7% 8.8 0.4% 0.6
6. Green Brook, New Jersey 91   15.9% 15.6% 39.7% 33 $87,744 6.6% 11.6% 5,654 2.4% 22.3 0.3% 1.2
7. Wayland, Massachusetts 90.5   16% 14.3% 68.3% 32 $113,671 7.2% 7.8% 13,100 2.5% 8.5 0.7% 0.3
8. Oradell, New Jersey 90.5   15.5% 16.6% 51.8% 35 $102,842 6.3% 9.9% 8,047 2.4% 8.3 0.3% 0.4
9. Hanover, New Jersey 90.4   19.5% 14.9% 41.5% 24 $93,937 6.4% 11.2% 12,898 1.2% 13.5 0.2% 1.2
10. Vienna, Virginia 90.3   19.2% 13.6% 56.4% 30 $93,043 6.5% 18.9% 14,453 2.5% 16.3 0.4% 1.2
11. Cresskill, New Jersey 89.8   15.7% 16.9% 50.1% 36 $96,245 6.8% 21.9% 7,746 3% 12.8 0.3% 0.5
12. Winchester, Massachusetts 89.7   22% 17.1% 64.9% 30 $110,226 7.3% 6.9% 20,810 2.6% 12.2 0.6% 0.8
13. Mendham, New Jersey 89.6   18.9% 16.8% 62.2% 33 $129,812 6.9% 2.9% 5,097 4.1% 8.2 0.5% 1
14. Briarcliff Manor, New York 89.5   16.5% 14.7% 72.2% 39 $157,607 7% 9.3% 7,696 2.5% 8.3 0.9% 0.5
15. Burlington, Massachusetts 89.4   19% 13.9% 42.6% 26 $82,072 6.9% 13.3% 22,876 1.9% 28.1 0.6% 1.1
16. Cranford, New Jersey 89.4   22% 17.9% 43% 31 $86,624 6.5% 6.3% 22,578 2.5% 11.5 0.3% 0.4
17. Hingham, Massachusetts 89   21% 14.1% 57.5% 36 $98,598 7.5% 2.5% 19,882 3.5% 19.4 0.8% 0.7
18. Pequannock, New Jersey 89   20.8% 14.1% 37.5% 28 $84,487 6.8% 3.4% 13,888 3% 13.6 0.3% 0.4
19. Pelham Manor, New York 89   17.6% 14% 63% 39 $138,231 7.8% 7.8% 5,466 4.3% 16.5 0.6% 2
20. Walpole, Massachusetts 88.8   22.6% 14.4% 39.8% 32 $84,458 6.8% 4.6% 22,824 2.2% 11.4 0.3% 0.9
21. University Park, Maryland 88.7   20.4% 15.3% 71.6% 31 $96,349 7.3% 14.5% 2,318 3.5% 23.7 0.2% 1.3
22. Westwood, Massachusetts 88.6   22.4% 19.1% 57.4% 31 $103,242 7.8% 4% 14,117 2.5% 10.1 0.6% 0.4
23. Croton-on-Hudson, New York 88.5   22.2% 13.6% 55.1% 42 $100,182 7.8% 8.5% 7,606 3.4% 16.7 0.7% 0.7
24. East Hanover, New Jersey 88.1   13.5% 14.6% 33.4% 26 $88,348 6.3% 12.9% 11,393 1.7% 17.9 0.2% 0.7
25. Haddonfield, New Jersey 87.8   23.9% 15.9% 64.9% 29 $103,597 6.4% 3.5% 11,659 2.2% 13.1 0.3% 0.8
26. Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 87.7   22.3% 17.9% 68.1% 27 $109,264 6.5% 2.4% 9,764 2.1% 15 0.5% 0.4
27. Millburn, New Jersey 87.2   17.5% 13.1% 74% 38 $158,888 8.7% 11.1% 19,765 1.5% 33.3 0.6% 0.9
28. Canton, Massachusetts 87.1   25.4% 16.9% 44.7% 32 $82,904 6.3% 7.5% 20,775 3.4% 11.1 0.4% 1.7
29. Norwell, Massachusetts 87   14.4% 12.6% 51.9% 37 $96,771 7.2% 2.4% 9,765 1.9% 11.7 0.6% 1.4
30. River Edge, New Jersey 86.5   22.6% 17% 45.4% 33 $80,422 7.1% 15.9% 10,946 3.1% 10.7 0.3% 0.6
31. Scotch Plains, New Jersey 86.1   20.9% 14.1% 49.7% 35 $96,238 7.8% 21.1% 22,732 3% 11.2 0.2% 0.9
32. Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 86   24.1% 13.4% 28.4% 27 $74,701 6.9% 7% 10,640 3.2% 13 0.2% 1.1
33. Avon, Ohio 86   19.7% 12.4% 32.3% 25 $75,951 8.7% 3% 11,446 1.9% 17.9 0.4% 1.2
34. Northport, New York 85   24% 12.1% 53.8% 38 $104,488 6.5% 3% 7,606 2.8% 14.6 0.9% 1.1
35. Tenafly, New Jersey 84.7   16.8% 15.2% 62.2% 37 $111,029 6.5% 23.2% 13,806 5.2% 8.7 0.4% 0.6
36. South Plainfield, New Jersey 84.6   15.3% 14.1% 24% 27 $72,745 6.2% 22.3% 21,810 3.4% 19.4 0.2% 2.2
37. Summit, New Jersey 84.5   24% 13.1% 61.6% 34 $117,053 8.6% 12.2% 21,131 4.2% 18.5 0.5% 0.6
38. Hopedale, Massachusetts 84   26.1% 15.5% 28% 31 $68,571 7.2% 2.5% 5,907 4% 9.8 0.2% 1.9
39. Pelham, New York 83.8   21.2% 12% 54.9% 37 $95,929 7.3% 16.8% 6,400 3.3% 20.9 0.2% 2.2
40. Port Washington, New York 83.4   20.8% 15% 53.9% 39 $102,646 7.4% 14% 15,215 4.7% 13.4 0.7% 0.9
41. Aurora, Ohio 83.4   18.9% 15.5% 41.3% 28 $78,876 6.6% 4.3% 13,556 3.6% 11.4 0.9% 0.4
42. Hawthorne, New Jersey 82.8   26.4% 15.5% 25.6% 25 $65,451 6.3% 6.2% 18,218 3.4% 14.1 0.3% 0.6
43. Larchmont, New York 81.6   25.6% 12.9% 73.7% 43 $163,965 8.8% 5.8% 6,485 2.3% 17.1 0.4% 0.5
44. Maywood, New Jersey 81.4   24.9% 17.5% 31.2% 26 $73,419 6.5% 15.4% 9,523 3.3% 12 0.3% 0.2
45. Plainville, Massachusetts 79.8   26.2% 12.1% 28.3% 31 $68,640 6.8% 3.2% 7,683 4% 12.9 0.7% 1
46. Hudson, Massachusetts 79.4   25.3% 12.2% 28.4% 26 $70,145 6.6% 5.9% 18,113 4.5% 13.6 0.3% 0.5
47. Lopatcong, New Jersey 78.7   26% 22.2% 22.4% 34 $65,545 6.7% 3.7% 5,765 6.4% 13.2 0.2% 1.2
48. Waconia, Minnesota 78.6   23.5% 12.4% 29.4% 29 $67,703 9.7% 2.9% 6,814 3.8% 22.2 0.5% 1
49. Northbridge, Massachusetts 77.3   22.4% 13.8% 23.7% 30 $62,095 7.4% 3.7% 13,182 5.3% 11.8 0.2% 2.4
50. Strasburg, Pennsylvania 70   25.9% 13.5% 22.2% 23 $56,829 6.7% 2.4% 2,800 3.2% 12.9 0.3% 0.4
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