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Wharton, New Jersey


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Wharton, New Jersey

Introduction to Wharton, New Jersey

Wharton, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 8 miles W of Parsippany, New Jersey (center to center) and 24 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town has a population of approximately 6,298.

Wharton History

Wharton, which is located in Morris County, New Jersey, was officially incorporated as the borough of Port Oram on June 26, 1895 by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. It was formed from parts of Randolph and Rockaway townships. The name was changed from Port Oram to Wharton in 1902. The borough’s name honors Joseph Wharton, who owned a blast furnace. This area was basically a mining camp ground.

Wharton and Nearby Attractions

  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • Ringwood Manor
  • New Jersey Botanical Garden
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary

Things To Do In Wharton

Museums neaby include Montclair Art Museum, Crane Phillips Living Museum, and Morris Plains Museum, all of which display an array of artifacts. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary hosues a large collection of rare bird species, while the Turtle Back Zoo has animals from every continent except Antarctica.

Wharton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Wharton Higher Education

Universities and colleges located near Wharton include County College of Morris, Drew University, William Paterson University Of New Jersey, and Rariton Valley Community College.

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Wharton Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Wharton Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Wharton Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Wharton, New Jersey

Comparing Wharton 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
Racial Diversity 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 9 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Age of the Population 5 3
Senior Citizens 3 4

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Average Household Size 8 6
Portion of People Married 6 4

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Median Family Income 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 3
College Educated Adults 6 4
People Above Poverty 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Short Commute Times 3 6
Working at Home 2 2

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
People Living Alone 5 7
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 6
Affordability of Rents 2 4

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 5
Low Property Crime 7 4

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Wharton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Parsippany, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Morris
Standard Zip Codes 07885
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.893
Longitude -74.582

Wharton 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 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
Station BOONTON 1 SE
Distance 9.5 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 LONG VALLEY
Distance 13 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
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Wharton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,298 100%
Male 3,043 48.3%
Female 3,255 51.7%
Under 18 1,638 26%
18+ 4,660 74%
65+ 711 11.3%
Median Age 35.7
Average Family Size 3.28
White 5,170 82.1%
African-American 277 4.4%
Asian 198 3.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 28 0.4%
Other 454 7.2%
Mixed Race 171 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,462 23.2%

Estimated Wharton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,222
Growth -76
Growth % -1.2%

Wharton 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.2%
Irish 16.5%
German 12.3%
Italian 11.4%
English 5.9%
Polish 3.7%
Hungarian 3.2%
US/American 3.1%
Ukrainian 1.7%
Austrian 1.5%
Russian 1.3%
Scottish 1%
Greek 1%
European 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Welsh 0.6%
Albanian 0.6%
Brazilian 0.6%
Guyanese 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Syrian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Armenian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wharton 6,298 $64,957
Dover 18,188 $57,141
Hopatcong 15,888 $73,277
Mine Hill 3,679 $67,467
Mount Arlington 4,663 $79,514
Randolph 24,847 $115,722
Rockaway 6,473 $66,997

Wharton Public Libraries

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Wharton Public Library
15 S. MAIN STREET
Wharton, New Jersey
(973) 361-1333
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1. South River, New Jersey 90.6   23.3% 14.6% 20.9% 33 $62,869 6.6% 16.5% 15,322 4.9% 16.1 0.1% 1.7
2. Butler, New Jersey 89.1   24.2% 13.2% 24.1% 27 $66,199 6.3% 5.1% 7,420 5% 16.7 0.1% 1.6
3. North Plainfield, New Jersey 89.1   23.1% 9.5% 26.5% 31 $62,875 7.8% 36.9% 21,103 6.4% 22.9 0.1% 2.9
4. Bound Brook, New Jersey 88.4   23.6% 12.5% 23.9% 26 $51,346 6.9% 17.4% 10,155 10.9% 21.3 0.2% 1.3
5. Hightstown, New Jersey 88.1   27.4% 10.8% 39.5% 31 $72,092 7.3% 23.5% 5,216 7.3% 18.2 0.4% 3.1
6. Jamesburg, New Jersey 88.1   22.5% 10.7% 20.2% 30 $67,887 7.6% 17.2% 6,025 3.5% 11 0% 1.5
7. Palisades Park, New Jersey 88.1   22.9% 12.1% 30.6% 32 $54,503 6.7% 51.7% 17,073 9.7% 10.3 0.1% 0.9
8. Lumberton, New Jersey 87.7   24.8% 11.1% 30.9% 29 $70,329 8.3% 21.7% 10,461 3.8% 36.5 0.2% 3.2
9. Rockland, Massachusetts 87   24.7% 12.9% 18.2% 30 $60,088 7.3% 5.2% 17,670 6.8% 18.6 0.3% 1.8
10. Matawan, New Jersey 86.9   24.6% 10.5% 30.4% 37 $72,183 6.3% 17.7% 8,910 5.4% 11.9 0.1% 0.7
11. Little Ferry, New Jersey 86.6   31.4% 12.4% 24.1% 27 $59,176 6.4% 31.2% 10,800 6.3% 9.9 0.2% 0.9
12. Mountlake Terrace, Washington 86.6   26.2% 9.2% 24.4% 30 $52,117 6.5% 22.3% 20,362 8% 34.7 0.1% 1.7
13. Grand Terrace, California 86.5   21.5% 10.7% 24.3% 26 $61,068 6.6% 26.2% 11,626 7.4% 25.3 0.4% 1.4
14. Hawthorne, New Jersey 86.4   26.4% 15.5% 25.6% 25 $65,451 6.3% 6.2% 18,218 3.4% 14.1 0.3% 0.6
15. Maybrook, New York 86.4   20% 7.4% 16.1% 35 $56,912 7.6% 17.2% 3,084 6.1% 13.6 0.3% 0.3
16. Naugatuck, Connecticut 86.3   24.9% 11.7% 19% 27 $59,216 6.9% 8.2% 30,989 6.4% 17.7 0.2% 1
17. Bogota, New Jersey 86.1   21.7% 11.1% 28.4% 32 $69,841 6.5% 24.3% 8,249 4% 13.3 0.1% 1.9
18. East Windsor, New Jersey 86.1   24.4% 8.3% 42% 35 $73,461 7.7% 25.6% 24,919 5.3% 16.3 0.2% 0.9
19. Forest Park, Ohio 86   24.8% 9.1% 26.2% 25 $55,618 6.6% 63.3% 19,463 6% 28.5 0.1% 2.5
20. Aberdeen, New Jersey 85.9   20.8% 10.4% 34.4% 37 $76,648 6.9% 21.2% 17,454 4.7% 14.3 0.1% 2.1
21. Lodi, New Jersey 85.9   30.1% 14.9% 18.7% 26 $51,959 6.4% 21.8% 23,971 8% 19.4 0.2% 1.8
22. Bergenfield, New Jersey 85.8   20.8% 13.5% 32.3% 32 $71,187 6.8% 37.1% 26,247 3.5% 9.9 0.2% 1
23. Roselle, New Jersey 85.8   25.4% 12% 17.3% 31 $58,841 6.6% 64.4% 21,274 7.5% 24.1 0.1% 3.2
24. North Brunswick, New Jersey 85.7   24.4% 10% 37% 32 $70,812 6.7% 37.3% 36,287 4.7% 25.2 0.1% 2.2
25. Voorhees, New Jersey 85.4   26.8% 10.9% 46.2% 32 $86,873 6.3% 21.7% 28,126 5.7% 29.1 0.3% 2.5
26. Milford, Massachusetts 85.3   25.7% 12.9% 26.7% 28 $61,029 7.2% 7.1% 26,799 7.2% 9.3 0.3% 2.4
27. Duluth, Georgia 85.2   26.2% 4.9% 45.7% 32 $69,437 7.6% 31.4% 22,122 4.4% 18.2 0.2% 1.4
28. Middlesex, New Jersey 85.2   21.7% 14.2% 23.4% 26 $70,343 6.7% 12.7% 13,717 3.6% 9.4 0.1% 1.2
29. Englewood, New Jersey 84.6   24.7% 13.3% 36.7% 34 $67,194 6.9% 57.5% 26,203 8.9% 20 0.4% 2.1
30. Merrillville, Indiana 84.4   26.2% 15.1% 20.2% 30 $56,355 6.6% 30.3% 30,560 4.3% 35.4 0.3% 2
31. Hackettstown, New Jersey 84.3   31.9% 12.2% 24.5% 34 $64,383 6.3% 9.7% 10,403 4.8% 13.7 0.3% 1.4
32. Griffith, Indiana 84   25% 10.8% 15.1% 28 $57,090 6.5% 16% 17,334 3.9% 37.1 0.2% 1.5
33. North Wales, Pennsylvania 84   27.6% 10.4% 26.2% 25 $63,235 6.6% 9.7% 3,342 4.7% 16.2 0.1% 2.7
34. Metuchen, New Jersey 83.9   23.1% 14.9% 49.2% 34 $85,022 6.6% 15.6% 12,840 3.9% 16 0.2% 1.1
35. Peekskill, New York 83.9   31.3% 11.5% 21.8% 33 $52,645 7.6% 42.9% 22,441 13.7% 12.1 0.4% 2.4
36. Hamburg, New Jersey 82.8   23.3% 8.1% 19.8% 39 $64,773 7.4% 6.9% 3,105 4.6% 10 0.2% 1
37. Mine Hill, New Jersey 82.7   19.1% 13.2% 28.2% 32 $67,467 8.5% 9.6% 3,679 5.6% 9.2 0.1% 1.1
38. Harrison, New Jersey 82.6   22.7% 10.3% 20.9% 31 $48,489 6.5% 33.9% 14,424 12.4% 13 0.1% 0.6
39. Hudson, Massachusetts 82.4   25.3% 12.2% 28.4% 26 $70,145 6.6% 5.9% 18,113 4.5% 13.6 0.3% 0.5
40. Teaneck, New Jersey 82.4   21.2% 14.2% 47.9% 34 $84,791 6.4% 43.8% 39,260 4.2% 19 0.3% 1.9
41. Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 82.1   26.2% 10.8% 59.5% 27 $104,267 6.4% 7.5% 12,443 4% 26.5 0.3% 1.3
42. Tinton Falls, New Jersey 82.1   27.4% 10.8% 42.3% 33 $79,773 7.9% 21.2% 15,053 3.9% 18.1 0.2% 0.9
43. Leesburg, Virginia 81.5   23% 6.1% 41.3% 30 $78,111 9.8% 16.7% 28,311 3.6% 30 0.5% 2.2
44. South Euclid, Ohio 81.3   28.2% 15.3% 36.5% 25 $58,958 6.5% 24.8% 23,537 4.5% 19.8 0.2% 1.5
45. Monroe, Washington 81.2   20.9% 8% 19.1% 33 $55,793 9.7% 13.9% 13,795 8.9% 33.8 0.3% 1.9
46. Mooresville, North Carolina 81   23.8% 11.2% 22.8% 28 $51,011 8.1% 18.5% 18,823 7.2% 33.6 0.4% 2.3
47. Lafayette, Colorado 80.9   22.7% 5.8% 45.6% 26 $64,088 8% 14.5% 23,197 7% 22.8 0.2% 2.6
48. Capitol Heights, Maryland 80.8   28.6% 8.3% 15.6% 36 $53,826 7% 95.2% 4,138 11.4% 29.5 0.1% 1
49. Dracut, Massachusetts 80.8   21% 11.6% 20.1% 29 $65,633 6.8% 4.9% 28,562 3.7% 14.2 0.4% 2.1
50. Rincon, Georgia 80.5   25% 9% 18% 29 $46,607 9.2% 23.6% 4,376 9.4% 32.5 0.1% 1.6
51. Lake Dallas, Texas 80.5   19.2% 6.2% 19.6% 31 $58,370 8.8% 10.5% 6,166 6.6% 29.4 0% 1.8
52. Rocklin, California 80.4   18.6% 8.6% 36.1% 28 $72,245 7.9% 11.7% 36,330 4.5% 34.4 0.3% 1.9
53. Mansfield, Massachusetts 79.8   20.9% 6.4% 42.1% 35 $78,058 9.6% 5.7% 22,414 4.5% 12 0.5% 2.1
54. Scappoose, Oregon 79.8   23.8% 11.5% 19.6% 27 $55,616 7.5% 5.8% 4,976 6.1% 24.5 0.2% 0.4
55. Anoka, Minnesota 79.5   31.9% 11.6% 17.8% 27 $55,311 7.2% 6.9% 18,076 6.8% 38.5 0.1% 1.6
56. Windsor, California 79.4   18.1% 11.1% 24.7% 27 $67,992 8% 21% 22,744 5.1% 19.8 0.3% 2.9
57. Berwyn Heights, Maryland 79   18.4% 12.9% 37.5% 30 $69,013 6.3% 28.2% 2,942 5.5% 37.7 0.2% 3.1
58. Kennesaw, Georgia 78.4   22% 5.8% 34.5% 38 $67,778 9.9% 18% 21,675 4.5% 25.5 0.2% 1.1
59. Purcellville, Virginia 77.7   19.8% 10.3% 33.7% 31 $69,211 8.7% 11.1% 3,584 4.2% 20.1 0.4% 1.1
60. Norton, Massachusetts 77.5   19.3% 7.8% 30.8% 32 $71,848 8% 7.8% 18,036 4% 10 0.3% 0.4
61. Brandon, Mississippi 77   24% 11.5% 34.4% 25 $63,098 6.7% 13.4% 16,436 6% 19.3 0.1% 0.7
62. Belton, Missouri 76.3   22.3% 10.1% 14.6% 27 $51,268 8.2% 7% 21,730 7.9% 31.2 0.1% 2.4
63. Ellisville, Missouri 75.4   20% 14.6% 37.9% 28 $74,375 6.8% 4.9% 9,104 3.5% 8.8 0.2% 0.7
64. Pelham, Alabama 74.5   24.5% 8.6% 34.8% 26 $63,994 7.9% 10% 14,369 4.6% 35.2 0.2% 2.6
65. Harrah, Oklahoma 73.7   21.3% 13.9% 16.3% 30 $47,712 6.7% 12.1% 4,719 7% 27.3 0.3% 0.4
66. Windsor, Colorado 73.3   18.7% 7.8% 30.5% 24 $60,305 8.6% 8.2% 9,896 5.6% 13.3 0.1% 1.7
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