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Overview

Introduction to Morris Plains, New Jersey

Morris Plains, New Jersey, in Morris County, is 3 miles SW of Parsippany, New Jersey and 17 miles W of Newark, New Jersey.

Morris Plains History

An act of the New Jersey Legislature incorporated Morris Plains in 1926. It once encompassed the present counties of Morris, Sussex and Warren. It was named in honor of New Jersey Governor Lewis Morris.

Morris Plains and nearby Attractions

  • Morris Plains Museum
  • Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
  • Schooleys Mountain Park
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Grover Cleveland Birthplace

Things To Do In Morris Plains

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary is a popular attraction near Morris Plains. Wild West City and the Turtle Back Zoo are popular local spots as well. The Drake House Museum houses several artifacts relating to the area's history. Local parks include Tourne County Park, Hacklebarney State Park, Duke Island Park, Round Valley Recreation Area and Weequahic Park.

Morris Plains Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is a major airport.

Morris Plains Higher Education

The closest colleges to Morris Town include Seton Hall University, William Paterson University, CUNY - College of Staten Island, Centenary College, and Kean University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,612
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+2,992
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married58.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58.3%
Median Earnings25+$66,875
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,159
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,823

Wealth

Median Family Income$146,513
% Above Poverty Level97.9%
% Below Poverty Level2.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation9.8%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,951
Median House Value$474,900

Ancestry

Irish30.8%
Italian27.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.6%
German15.6%
English11.8%
Polish9.1%
Czech2.9%
Scottish2.5%
Hungarian1.6%
Greek1.6%
Swedish1.5%
French Except Basque1.4%
Ukrainian1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Russian0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Guyanese0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Morris Plains Almanac

CategoryValue
County Morris County
Standard Zip Codes7950
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.83
Approximate Longitude-74.48

Morris Plains Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMORRIS PLAINS 1 W
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp36 to 61 F
Jul Temp59 to 85 F
Oct Temp39 to 65 F
Annual Precip53.6 inches
StationBOONTON 1 SE
Distance6.9 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
StationCANOE BROOK
Distance8.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Denville16,800$126,708
Florham Park11,787$155,811
Madison16,090$151,848
Morristown18,677$95,411
Randolph25,916$148,670

Morris Plains Public Libraries

Morris Plains Library
77 GLENBROOK ROAD
Morris Plains, New Jersey
(973) 538-2599

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Morris Plains Hospitals

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
(Government - State)
1 Central Avenue
(973) 538-1800

Morris Plains Public Schools

Alfred Vail School
125 Speedwell Avenue
ZIP: 7950
(973) 292-2080
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Littleton Elementary School
250 Brooklawn Drive, Po Box 52
ZIP: 7950
(973) 682-2847
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Morris Plains Borough School
500 Speedwell Avenue
ZIP: 7950
(973) 538-1650
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Mountain Way School
205 Mountain Way
ZIP: 7950
(973) 538-0339
Primary
Total Enrollment 204
Mountview Road School
30 Mountview Road
ZIP: 7950
(973) 637-1550
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
Parsippany Hills High School
20 Rita Drive, Po Box 52
ZIP: 7950
(973) 682-2815
High
Total Enrollment 1058

Morris Plains Private Schools

Apple Montessori School
1339 Littleton Rd
ZIP: 7950
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
St Virgil Elementary School
238 Speedwell Ave
ZIP: 7950
Elementary
Total Enrollment 78
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