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Overview

Introduction to Parsippany, New Jersey

Parsippany, New Jersey is 15 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Morris County. The town is part of the Newark metro area.

Parsippany History

Originally, Parsippany was a part of Hanover Township. It was incorporated on March 12, 1928. The town of Parsippany derived its name from the Lenape Native American word parsipanong, meaning "the place where the river winds through the valley." In 2006, Parsippany was ranked 17th in Money Magazine’s list of Best Places to Live in the United States. It moved up to 13th position in 2008.

Parsippany and nearby Attractions

  • Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
  • Whippany Railway Museum
  • Morris Museum
  • Old Troy County Park
  • Morristown National Historical Park
  • Stickley Museum

Things To Do In Parsippany

The town of Parsippany offers a number of recreational facilities and services. These include bowling alleys, picnic areas, basketball and volleyball courts and a softball complex. In addition, the Parsippany Recreation Department organizes several sports activities and events throughout the year.

Parsippany Transportation

The nearest major airport is Newark International Airport.

Parsippany Higher Education

Drew University provides facilities for higher studies.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Parsippany Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Morris
Standard Zip Codes 07054
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.857
Longitude -74.426

Parsippany Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BOONTON 1 SE
Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Station ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Station CHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Parsippany Troy Hills (07054)

Troy Hills (07054)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boonton 4,339 $128,833
Denville 16,820 $119,258
East Hanover 11,248 $123,984
Montville 21,760 $135,536
Morris Plains 5,598 $139,821
Mountain Lakes 4,262 $195,833

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

Parsippany Public Libraries

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Parsippany-troy Hills Library
292 PARSIPPANY ROAD
Parsippany, New Jersey
(973) 887-8907
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Parsippany High Schools

PARSIPPANY HIGH
309 BALDWIN RD.
973-263-7001
Serves 957 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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