Introduction to Mount Olive, New Jersey

Mount Olive, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 16 miles W of Parsippany, New Jersey and 31 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Newark metropolitan area. Mount Olive contains a population of approximately 24,193.

Mount Olive History

Mount Olive was first settled by the Europeans in 1713. It was incorporated as a township on March 22, 1871. It was earlier a part of the Roxbury Township. Mount Olive was named after Benjamin Olive, who donated land for building a church. Until 1894, Netcong was a part of the township of Mount Olive.

Mount Olive and nearby Attractions

  • Hopatcong State Park
  • Schooleys Mountain Park
  • Community Children's Museum
  • Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
  • Hackettstown Historical Museum
  • Waterloo Village

Things To Do In Mount Olive

Mount Olive offers a number of recreational facilities. You can spend a perfect day trip with your family at the Budd Lake Beach. In addition, there are several parks and playgrounds in Mount Olive. The township of Mount Olive also organizes various festivals, events and programs throughout the year.

Mount Olive Transportation

Newark International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Mount Olive Higher Education

Centenary College, Assumption College for Sisters, College of Saint Elizabeth and Warren County Community College are nearby.


Total Population 28,530
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 10.3%
Employed Population 16+ 15,229
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 55.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.8%
Median Earnings25+ $55,768
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,538
Median Earnings With High School Degree $43,111


Median Family Income $108,150
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,121
Median House Value $356,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 6.6%
Irish 21.6%

Mount Olive Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles W of Parsippany, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Morris
Standard Zip Codes 07828
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.851
Longitude -74.744

Mount Olive Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.1 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 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 47.2 inches
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chester 7,924 $169,640
Hopatcong 14,921 $94,279
Netcong 3,248 $62,257
Stanhope 3,543 $104,167
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