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Overview

Introduction to Montville, New Jersey

Montville, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 4 miles NE of Parsippany, New Jersey and 16 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Newark metropolitan area.

Montville History

Dutch farmers from New Amsterdam settled in this region in the early 18th century. The town was initially called "Uyle-Kill," Dutch for "Owl-Kill," which actually referred to the creek and valley that ran through the region. By the 1740s, the population had begun expanding, and the construction of the first road was underway. Montville was incorporated as a township on April 11, 1867. It functioned as a major military route during the American Revolutionary War. According to some sources, Montville took its name from Mandeville Inn, the spelling of which gradually evolved into Montville.

Montville and nearby Attractions

  • Boonton Historical Society and Museum
  • Craftsman Farms - Stickley Museum
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • Fairy Tale Forest
  • Knoll East Country Club

Things To Do In Montville

Travelers interested in the historical and cultural background of the township of Montville should pay a visit to the Montville Township Museum and the Boonton Historical Society and Museum. Craftsman Farms is a national historic landmark founded as a farm and school for the Arts and Crafts movement. It currently operates as a museum. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is also nearby. A huge favorite with kids is the Fairy Tale Forest which is basically an amusement park designed as an enchanted forest.

Montville Transportation

Newark International Airport is nearby.

Montville Higher Education

Bloomfield College, Caldwell College, Montclair State University, William Paterson University and the College of Saint Elizabeth provide opportunities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,740
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+11,262
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married64.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher62.4%
Median Earnings25+$70,940
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,855

Wealth

Median Family Income$149,886
% Above Poverty Level97.2%
% Below Poverty Level2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation6.4%

Housing

People Living Alone16.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,654
Median House Value$558,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28%
Italian24.6%
Irish11.4%
German10.6%
Polish7.3%
Russian3.8%
English3.3%
Austrian2.4%
French Except Basque2.2%
Hungarian2.2%
Scottish2.1%
Arab1.8%
Ukrainian1.6%
Dutch1.5%
Romanian1.4%
Greek1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
Swedish0.9%
Czech0.8%
Portuguese0.7%
Danishn0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Afghan)0.4%
Palestinian0.4%
Bulgarian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
British0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
African0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Latvian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Montville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Morris County
Standard Zip Codes7045
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.9
Approximate Longitude-74.36

Montville 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
Distance1.3 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
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance7.7 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
StationCHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance8.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boonton4,346$152,583
Denville16,800$126,708
Lincoln Park10,488$94,290
Mountain Lakes4,287$190,577
Pequannock15,504$117,533

Montville Public Libraries

Montville Township Public Library
90 HORSENECK ROAD
Montville, New Jersey
(973) 402-0900

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Montville Public Schools

Montville Township High School
100 Horseneck Road
ZIP: 7045
(973) 331-7100
High
Total Enrollment 1245
Robert R Lazar Middle School
123 Changebridge Road
ZIP: 7045
(973) 331-7100
Middle
Total Enrollment 968
William Mason School
5 Shawnee Trail
ZIP: 7045
(973) 331-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 262

Montville Private Schools

Mustard Seed Montessori School
117 Boonton Ave
ZIP: 7045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
St Pius X Elementary School
24 Changebridge Rd
ZIP: 7045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 190
Trinity Christian School
160 Changebridge Rd
ZIP: 7045
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 170
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