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Overview

Introduction to Florham Park, New Jersey

Florham Park, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 5 miles S of Parsippany, New Jersey (center to center) and 11 miles W of Newark, New Jersey.

Florham Park History

The area was settled by the English in the late 1600s. Though primarily a farming community, it was also a manufacturer of quality brooms which led to it being christened "Broomtown." Throughout its early days, the area has also been known as Columbia, Afton, and Hoppingtown. In the 19th and 20th century, a number of millionaires owned country retreats in the region. Florence Vanderbilt and Hamilton McKown Twombly built their mansions in this area in 1887, and named it "Florham." The community adopted this name and was incorporated as "Florham Park" on March 9th, 1899. The "Park" part of the name refers to "Brooklake Park," the mansion of Dr. Leslie Ward.

Florham Park and Nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • Morristown National Historical Park
  • South Mountain Reservation
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary

Things To Do In Florham Park

Artifacts reflecting the cultural and historical heritage of the region are displayed at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Whippany Railway Museum, and Morris Museum. Edison National Historic Site, Liberty Hall, Grover Cleveland Birthplace, and Israel Crane House are historic sites within 10 miles of Florham Park. The town also offers easy access to the South Mountain Reservation which occupies 2,047 acres and features a zoo, nature trails, and fishing and picnic areas. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, Glen Rock Arboretum, Bergen County Zoological Park, Wild West City theme park, and Turtle Back Zoo are other popular destinations nearby.

Florham Park Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Newark Liberty International Airport.

Florham Park Higher Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham is located in the town of Florham Park. Drew University, Seton Hall University, Kean University, and Union County College are the other nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,787
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens19.9%
Employed Population 16+6,105
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.6%
Median Earnings25+$70,305
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$45,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,402

Wealth

Median Family Income$155,811
% Above Poverty Level93%
% Below Poverty Level7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.7%
% Using Public Transportation9.3%

Housing

People Living Alone24.5%
Median Gross Rent$2,227
Median House Value$606,700

Ancestry

Italian27.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.9%
Irish20.8%
German10.5%
Polish5.6%
Russian5.2%
English4.8%
Hungarian2.1%
Portuguese1.4%
French Except Basque1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Greek1%
African1%
Ukrainian1%
Norwegian1%
Latvian0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Czech0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Slovak0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Cypriot0.3%
Romanian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
British0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Florham Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Morris County
Standard Zip Codes7932
Phone Area Codes973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.77
Approximate Longitude-74.39

Florham Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCANOE BROOK
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance6.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chatham10,528$206,250
East Hanover11,232$129,705
Livingston29,691$170,127
Madison16,090$151,848
Morristown18,677$95,411
Summit21,895$176,181

Florham Park Public Libraries

Florham Park Free Public Library
107 RIDGEDALE AVENUE
Florham Park, New Jersey
(973) 377-2694

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Florham Park Public Schools

Briarwood School
151 Briarwood Road
ZIP: 7932
(973) 822-3880
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Brooklake School
235 Brooklake Road
ZIP: 7932
(973) 822-3888
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Ridgedale Middle School
71 Ridgedale Avenue
ZIP: 7932
(973) 822-3855
Middle
Total Enrollment 333

Florham Park Private Schools

Holy Family Elementary School
17 Lloyd Ave
ZIP: 7932
Elementary
Total Enrollment 94
Magic Kingdom Day Nursery
88 Brooklake Rd
ZIP: 7932
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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