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Overview

Introduction to Wharton, New Jersey

Wharton, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 8 miles W of Parsippany, New Jersey (center to center) and 24 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey.

Wharton History

Wharton, which is located in Morris County, New Jersey, was officially incorporated as the borough of Port Oram on June 26, 1895 by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. It was formed from parts of Randolph and Rockaway townships. The name was changed from Port Oram to Wharton in 1902. The borough’s name honors Joseph Wharton, who owned a blast furnace. This area was basically a mining camp ground.

Wharton and Nearby Attractions

  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • Ringwood Manor
  • New Jersey Botanical Garden
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary

Things To Do In Wharton

Museums neaby include Montclair Art Museum, Crane Phillips Living Museum, and Morris Plains Museum, all of which display an array of artifacts. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary hosues a large collection of rare bird species, while the Turtle Back Zoo has animals from every continent except Antarctica.

Wharton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Wharton Higher Education

Universities and colleges located near Wharton include County College of Morris, Drew University, William Paterson University Of New Jersey, and Rariton Valley Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,586
Male Share of the Population52.5%
Female Share of the Population47.5%
Senior Citizens12.6%
Employed Population 16+3,228
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married42.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.9%
Median Earnings25+$38,655
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,188
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,635

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,346
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,315
Median House Value$279,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.5%
Irish17.6%
German13.1%
Italian11.6%
English4.8%
Polish4%
French Except Basque2.5%
Russian2.5%
Hungarian1.2%
Greek1.1%
Ukrainian0.7%
Arab0.7%
Czech0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Dutch0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Croatian0.3%
US Virgin Isl0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
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Wharton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Morris County
Standard Zip Codes7885
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.89
Approximate Longitude-74.58

Wharton 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
Distance6 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
Distance9.5 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
StationLONG VALLEY
Distance13 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dover18,317$67,591
Hopatcong14,633$92,962
Mine Hill3,634$103,561
Mount Arlington5,251$97,708
Randolph25,916$148,670
Rockaway24,541$117,095

Wharton Public Libraries

Wharton Public Library
15 S. MAIN STREET
Wharton, New Jersey
(973) 361-1333

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Wharton Public Schools

Alfred C. Mackinnon Middle School
137 East Central Avenue
ZIP: 7885
(973) 361-1253
Middle
Total Enrollment 292
Catherine A Dwyer Elementary School
665 Mt Hope Avenue
ZIP: 7885
(973) 361-7450
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
Marie V. Duffy Elementary School
137 East Central Avenue
ZIP: 7885
(973) 361-2506
Primary
Total Enrollment 488

Wharton Private Schools

Celebrate The Children
345 S Main St
ZIP: 7885
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 109
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