Introduction to Pequannock, New Jersey

Pequannock, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 2 miles NW of Wayne, New Jersey and 16 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is considered part of the Newark metropolitan area. Pequannock has a population of 13,888.

Pequannock History

During the 1720s, Pequannock was known as "Poquanick". At that time, it was a part of Hunterdon County. Pequannock was incorporated on February 21, 1798 as a township. It derived its name from an Algonquian term meaning "small farm."

Pequannock and nearby Attractions

  • American Labor Museum
  • Silas Condict Park
  • Pequannock Valley Park
  • Morristown National Historical Park
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • Hamilton House Museum

Things To Do In Pequannock

While staying at Pequannock you can visit the local parks for hiking, fishing and kayaking. In addition, you can also spend your leisure at the shopping centers or the movie theater of Pequannock.

Pequannock Transportation

Newark International Airport is close to the town.

Pequannock Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by the Caldwell College, Passaic County Community College, William Paterson University, Montclair State University and Ramapo College of New Jersey.


Total Population 15,577
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 24.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,636
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 54.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.7%
Median Earnings25+ $52,159
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree $42,030


Median Family Income $114,756
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 4.4%


People Living Alone 34.4%
Median Gross Rent $2
Median House Value $376,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
US/American 0.3%
English 8.6%
Irish 26.5%

Pequannock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Morris
Standard Zip Codes 07440
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.952
Longitude -74.299

Pequannock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.9 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
Distance 8.3 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
Distance 8.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Pequannock Township (07440)

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 7,808 $91,691
Butler 7,636 $106,298
Lincoln Park 10,515 $91,289
Pompton Lakes 11,162 $101,577
Riverdale 3,906 $103,485
Wayne 55,003 $123,314

Pequannock Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(973) 831-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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