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Overview

Introduction to Morristown, New Jersey

Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 5 miles SW of Parsippany, New Jersey and 16 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town is considered part of the Newark metropolitan area.

Morristown History

The first European settlers arrived in this area in the early years of the 17th century. At that time a substantial trade involving furs existed between the natives of the region and the Europeans. The English captured this area in 1664 and Sir George Carteret took control of it. According to historical records, the first permanent settlement of Europeans began in 1715 with the founding of a village called New Hanover. The area was incorporated as Morristown in April 1865.

Morristown and nearby Attractions

  • Morristown National Historical Park
  • Loyola Retreat House (Footes Mansion)
  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum
  • Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
  • Speedwell Ironworks
  • Washington's Headquarters

Things To Do In Morristown

Morristown has been called the military capital of the American Revolution. The residents of the town have preserved their glorious history very well and the area is home to many places of historical significance.

Morristown Transportation

Newark International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Morristown Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Drew University, County College of Morris, Seton Hall University and Union County College.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,677
Male Share of the Population51.3%
Female Share of the Population48.7%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+11,632
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married39.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.9%
Median Earnings25+$50,557
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,145
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,006

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,411
% Above Poverty Level91.4%
% Below Poverty Level8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.1%
% Using Public Transportation4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,503
Median House Value$425,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.8%
Italian12.6%
Irish12.4%
English6.7%
Polish3.1%
Scottish2.3%
French Except Basque2.2%
Russian1.8%
Arab1.5%
West Indian1.1%
Hungarian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Jamaican0.8%
Moroccan0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Greek0.5%
African0.5%
Turkish0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Danishn0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Palestinian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
British0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
German0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
South African0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Morristown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Morris County
Standard Zip Codes7960
P.O. Box Zip Codes7962, 7963, 7961
Phone Area Codes201,862,973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.79
Approximate Longitude-74.47

Morristown 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
Distance2.7 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
StationCANOE BROOK
Distance7.6 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
Distance10.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Hanover11,232$129,705
Florham Park11,787$155,811
Madison16,090$151,848
Morris Plains5,612$146,513
Randolph25,916$148,670

Morristown Public Libraries

Morristown-morris Twp Joint Public Library
1 MILLER ROAD
Morristown, New Jersey
(973) 538-6161

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Morristown Hospitals

Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute
(Proprietary)
95 Mt Kemble Avenue
(973) 971-4481
Morristown Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
100 Madison Avenue
(973) 971-5000
Goryeb Childrens Center
(Non-profit)
100 Madison Avenue
(973) 971-6701

Morristown Public Schools

Alexander Hamilton
24 Mills Street
ZIP: 7960
(973) 292-2190
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Frelinghuysen Middle School
West Hanover Avenue
ZIP: 7960
(973) 292-2200
Middle
Total Enrollment 1144
Hillcrest School
160 Hillcrest Avenue
ZIP: 7960
(973) 292-2240
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
Lafayette Lerning Center
31 Hazel Street
ZIP: 7960
(973) 292-2222
Primary
Total Enrollment 176
Morris Transitional Education Center
15 Jean Street
ZIP: 7960
(973) 631-6410
High
Morristown High School
50 Early Street
ZIP: 7960
(973) 292-2000
High
Total Enrollment 1678
Normandy Park School
19a Normandy Parkway
ZIP: 7960
(973) 889-7690
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Regional Day School
7 Jean Street
ZIP: 7960
(973) 983-1099
Other
Total Enrollment 28
Sussex Avenue School
125 Sussex Avenue
ZIP: 7960
(973) 292-2250
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Thomas Jefferson School
James Street & Ogden Place
ZIP: 7960
(973) 292-2090
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
Unity Charter School
1 Evergreen Place, Suite A
ZIP: 7960
(973) 292-1808
Primary
Total Enrollment 202
Morris Co Youth Ctr
460 West Hanover Ave
ZIP: 7963
(973) 285-2959
High

Morristown Private Schools

Academy Of Saint Elizabeth
6 Convent Rd
ZIP: 7960
Secondary
Total Enrollment 212
Assumption Of The Bvm School
63 Macculloch Ave
ZIP: 7960
Elementary
Total Enrollment 431
Cheder Lubavitch
226 Sussex Ave
ZIP: 7960
Elementary
Total Enrollment 151
Delbarton School
230 Mendham Rd
ZIP: 7960
Secondary
Total Enrollment 550
Montessori Children's Academy
6 Kahn Rd
ZIP: 7960
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Shepard High School
10 Columba St
ZIP: 7960
Secondary
Total Enrollment 72
The Morristown-beard School
70 Whippany Rd
ZIP: 7960
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 546
The Peck School
247 South St
ZIP: 7960
Elementary
Total Enrollment 336
The Red Oaks School
21 Cutler St
ZIP: 7960
Elementary
Total Enrollment 134
Villa Walsh Academy
455 Western Ave
ZIP: 7960
Secondary
Total Enrollment 257
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Historic Morristown

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Washington's headquarters i.e. Ford Mansion (Morristown) c1901.

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Washington's headquarters i.e. Ford Mansion (Morristown) c1901.

Washington's room (Washington's headquarters Ford Mansion, Morristown) c1901.

The Office (Washington's headquarters i.e. Ford Mansion, Morristown) c1901.

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