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Overview

Introduction to Morristown, New Jersey

Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 5 miles SW of Parsippany, New Jersey and 16 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town is considered part of the Newark metropolitan area. Morristown has a population of 18,544.

Morristown History

The first European settlers arrived in this area in the early years of the 17th century. At that time a substantial trade involving furs existed between the natives of the region and the Europeans. The English captured this area in 1664 and Sir George Carteret took control of it. According to historical records, the first permanent settlement of Europeans began in 1715 with the founding of a village called New Hanover. The area was incorporated as Morristown in April 1865.

Morristown and nearby Attractions

  • Morristown National Historical Park
  • Loyola Retreat House (Footes Mansion)
  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum
  • Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
  • Speedwell Ironworks
  • Washington's Headquarters

Things To Do In Morristown

Morristown has been called the military capital of the American Revolution. The residents of the town have preserved their glorious history very well and the area is home to many places of historical significance.

Morristown Transportation

Newark International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Morristown Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Drew University, County College of Morris, Seton Hall University and Union County College.

People

Total Population 18,580
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 11,176
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 35.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.3%
Median Earnings25+ $48,344
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,247
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,206

Wealth

Median Family Income $78,233
% Above Poverty Level 87.9%
% Below Poverty Level 12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.2%
% Using Public Transportation 5%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,489
Median House Value $398,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.7%
Irish 14%

Morristown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SW of Parsippany, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Morris
Standard Zip Codes 07960
P.O. Box Zip Codes 07961, 07962, 07963
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.796
Longitude -74.481

Morristown 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 2.7 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 CANOE BROOK
Distance 7.6 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
Station ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance 10.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Convent Station (07961)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Hanover 11,256 $126,589
Florham Park 11,820 $140,326
Madison 16,043 $143,162
Morris Plains 5,635 $141,897
Randolph 25,877 $140,482

Morristown Public Libraries

Library
Morristown & Morris Twp. Joint Free Pub. Lib.
1 MILLER ROAD
Morristown, New Jersey
(973) 538-6161
Library Web Site

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Morristown Hospitals

MORRISTOWN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
100 MADISON AVE
(973) 971-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Morristown High Schools

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50 EARLY STREET
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Serves 1,524 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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Historic Morristown

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Washington's headquarters i.e. Ford Mansion (Morristown) c1901.

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Washington's headquarters i.e. Ford Mansion (Morristown) c1901.

Washington's room (Washington's headquarters Ford Mansion, Morristown) c1901.

The Office (Washington's headquarters i.e. Ford Mansion, Morristown) c1901.

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