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Overview

Introduction to Mount Olive, New Jersey

Mount Olive, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 16 miles W of Parsippany, New Jersey and 31 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Newark metropolitan area. Mount Olive contains a population of approximately 24,193.

Mount Olive History

Mount Olive was first settled by the Europeans in 1713. It was incorporated as a township on March 22, 1871. It was earlier a part of the Roxbury Township. Mount Olive was named after Benjamin Olive, who donated land for building a church. Until 1894, Netcong was a part of the township of Mount Olive.

Mount Olive and nearby Attractions

  • Hopatcong State Park
  • Schooleys Mountain Park
  • Community Children's Museum
  • Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
  • Hackettstown Historical Museum
  • Waterloo Village

Things To Do In Mount Olive

Mount Olive offers a number of recreational facilities. You can spend a perfect day trip with your family at the Budd Lake Beach. In addition, there are several parks and playgrounds in Mount Olive. The township of Mount Olive also organizes various festivals, events and programs throughout the year.

Mount Olive Transportation

Newark International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Mount Olive Higher Education

Centenary College, Assumption College for Sisters, College of Saint Elizabeth and Warren County Community College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,851
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+14,688
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married54.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.2%
Median Earnings25+$54,086
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,084

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,303
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone24.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,150
Median House Value$347,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.3%
Italian21.7%
Irish18.4%
Polish7.1%
English6.2%
Dutch2.7%
French Except Basque2.1%
Russian1.9%
Scottish1.8%
West Indian1.4%
Greek1.3%
Swedish1.2%
Hungarian1%
African0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
Czech0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Portuguese0.7%
Haitian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Arab0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Kenyan0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Albanian0.3%
German0.2%
US/American0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
British0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Israeli0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
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Mount Olive Almanac

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Mount Olive Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLONG VALLEY
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 37 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationNEWTON ST PAULS ABBEY
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip47.2 inches
StationBELVIDERE BRIDGE
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allamuchy4,519$117,926
Chester7,935$158,583
Hackettstown9,585$81,250
Hopatcong14,633$92,962
Netcong3,248$86,563
Stanhope3,457$102,976
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