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Overview

Introduction to Denville, New Jersey

Denville, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 3 miles NW of Parsippany, New Jersey and 19 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. Denville is part of the surrounding Newark metro area.

Denville History

According to some researches, the Native Lenape Native Americans were among the first inhabitants of this region. Dutch and English settlers began to arrive in this part of the world in the early 17th century. In the 18th century, several forges and mills were established in this area. There is some dispute regarding the naming of "Denville." According to some sources, the name is in honor of one of the early settlers, Daniel Denton. However, other researches say Denville was named because of a "den" of wild animals nearby. The town was officially incorporated on April 14, 1913.

Denville and nearby Attractions

  • Denville Historical Society
  • Craftsman Farms - Stickley Museum
  • Wick House Herb Garden
  • Simon Gallery
  • Rockaway River Country Club
  • Fairy Tale Forest

Things To Do In Denville

The Denville Historical Society is a great place for visitors interested in the historical and cultural background of the town. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is one of the most noteworthy landmarks in the American Arts and Crafts movement. This museum houses various arts and crafts styles of home building and furnishing. Other places of interest nearby include the Wick House Herb Garden and the Simon Gallery. The Fairy Tale Forest and the Wild West City are amusement theme parks that have excellent recreational facilities for adults and children alike.

Denville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Denville Higher Education

Residents of Denville have higher educational opportunities at the College of Saint Elizabeth and at Drew University.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,800
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+8,627
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married58.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.6%
Median Earnings25+$65,425
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,334

Wealth

Median Family Income$126,708
% Above Poverty Level98%
% Below Poverty Level2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,724
Median House Value$386,700

Ancestry

Irish24.6%
Italian20.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.6%
German18.7%
Polish8.4%
English7.7%
Dutch2.9%
French Except Basque2.1%
Russian1.8%
Ukrainian1.6%
Portuguese1.3%
Lithuanian1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Welsh1%
Swedish1%
Hungarian0.9%
Greek0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Turkish0.7%
Croatian0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Slovak0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Arab0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Swiss0.3%
US/American0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Denville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Morris County
Standard Zip Codes7834
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.89
Approximate Longitude-74.48

Denville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBOONTON 1 SE
Distance4.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationCHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 36 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip52.9 inches
StationLONG VALLEY
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 37 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boonton4,346$152,583
Dover18,317$67,591
Morris Plains5,612$146,513
Mountain Lakes4,287$190,577
Rockaway24,541$117,095

Denville Public Libraries

Denville Free Public Library
121 DIAMOND SPRING ROAD
Denville, New Jersey
(973) 627-6555

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Denville Hospitals

Saint Clares Hospital - Denville
(Non-profit)
25 Pocono Road
(973) 625-6000

Denville Public Schools

Lakeview Elementary School
44 Cooper Road
ZIP: 7834
(973) 983-6540
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Valleyview Middle School
320 Diamond Spring Road
ZIP: 7834
(973) 983-6535
Middle
Total Enrollment 622
Morris Knolls High School
50 Knoll Drive
ZIP: 7834
(973) 664-2201
High
Total Enrollment 1583
Riverview Elementary School
33 St Marys Place
ZIP: 7834
(973) 983-6545
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
Morris County School Of Technology
400 East Main Street
ZIP: 7834
(973) 627-4600
High
Total Enrollment 653

Denville Private Schools

St Mary's Prep
100 Us Highway 46
ZIP: 7834
Elementary
Total Enrollment 219
The Goddard School
3175 State Route 10 Ste 1
ZIP: 7834
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Morris Catholic High School
200 Morris Ave
ZIP: 7834
Secondary
Total Enrollment 433
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