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.


Total Population5,598
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+2,892
Age of the Population43


% of people married57.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56.9%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$139,821
% Above Poverty Level97.9%
% Below Poverty Level2.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation10.7%


People Living Alone23.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,747
Median House Value$466,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Morris Plains Almanac

Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of Parsippany, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City17 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
Standard Zip Codes07950
Phone Area Codes973
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Morris Plains Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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
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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Morris Plains, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Greystone Park (07950)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Florham Park11,802$141,071

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Morris Plains Public Libraries

Morris Plains Library
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Morris Plains High Schools

Serves 1,166 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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