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Morris County, New Jersey (NJ)

County population in 2014: 499,727 (93% urban, 7% rural); it was 470,212 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 100,161
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 35,155
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 128,990
Renter-occupied apartments: 45,218 (it was 40,721 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

35%

Land area: 469 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 1066 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Morris County: 116.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (36.0%), Educational, health and social services (10.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.9%), Manufacturing (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Morris County, New Jersey:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (75.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (11.5%)
  • Asian alone (8.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
New Jersey median age:  39.0 years
Males: 244,670  (49.0%)
Females: 255,057  (51.0%)

Morris County,NJ real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Morris County:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $101,661 ($77,340 in 1999)

This county:

$101,661
New Jersey:

$72,222

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $1,271 (lower quartile is $997, upper quartile is $1,672)
This county:

$1271
State:

$1085


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $433,400 (it was $250,400 in 2000)
Morris:

$433,400
New Jersey:

$322,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $318,200 - $634,300

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $532,514
Here:

$532,514
State:

$413,839

Townhouses or other attached units: $382,289
Here:

$382,289
State:

$278,381

In 2-unit structures: $392,326
Here:

$392,326
State:

$336,678

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $326,595
Here:

$326,595
State:

$276,421

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $282,271
Here:

$282,271
State:

$278,632

Mobile homes: $102,239
Here:

$102,239
State:

$76,578
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,736
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $1,123

Institutionalized population: 3,743
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Health of residents in Morris County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.8. This is significantly better than average.
77.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
44.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
81.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
82.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 192 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 157 pounds. This is about average.
12.3% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2122 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2001: 1038 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2002: 1128 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2003: 885 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2004: 888 buildings, average cost: $208,400
  • 2005: 927 buildings, average cost: $227,500
  • 2006: 791 buildings, average cost: $256,200
  • 2007: 688 buildings, average cost: $252,100
  • 2008: 402 buildings, average cost: $283,500
  • 2009: 328 buildings, average cost: $278,900
  • 2010: 409 buildings, average cost: $248,000
  • 2011: 398 buildings, average cost: $276,500
  • 2012: 577 buildings, average cost: $238,600
  • 2013: 716 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2014: 658 buildings, average cost: $243,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $9,274 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $8,910 (2.1%)

Morris County household income distribution in 2009 Morris County home values distribution Morris County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 4.9%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.5% for Black residents, 10.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.4% for other race residents, 4.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 4.9%
Morris County:

4.9%
New Jersey:

10.8%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.8% for Black residents, 10.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.5% for other race residents, 5.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 39 years old)

Area name: Newark, NJ HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Morris County is $879 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1004 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1202 a month.

Cities in this county include: Morristown, Dover, Madison, Succasunna-Kenvil, Lincoln Park, Kinnelon, Succasunna, White Meadow Lake, Florham Park, Boonton.

Morris County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Morris County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Adams County, Indiana , Andrew County, Missouri , Clarion County, Pennsylvania , Rich County, Utah , Greene County, Pennsylvania , Nodaway County, Missouri , Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska , Union County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
New Jersey:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 25,292
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 44.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 72,638 (50% naturalized citizens)

Morris County:

15.4%
Whole state:

17.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 18,106
  • 1990 to 1994: 11,589
  • 1985 to 1989: 10,094
  • 1980 to 1984: 6,971
  • 1975 to 1979: 4,641
  • 1970 to 1974: 5,837
  • 1970 to 1974: 4,410
  • 1965 to 1969: 10,990
Note: State values scaled to Morris County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.8%

Morris County marital status for males Morris County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 120,885
  • One, attached: 11,952
  • Two: 7,315
  • 3 or 4: 6,353
  • 5 to 9: 6,376
  • 10 to 19: 9,791
  • 20 or more: 11,140
  • Mobile homes: 527
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 40

Housing units in Morris County with a mortgage: 88,870 (8,376 second mortgage, 15,011 home equity loan, 441 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 28,403

Here:

75.8% with mortgage
State:

71.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Morris County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic206,70049
Mainline Protestant32,353111
Evangelical Protestant25,97194
Other22,41443
Black Protestant3,2817
Orthodox3,1456
None198,412-
Morris County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 103
Morris County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 55
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Morris County:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 428
This county:

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Morris County:

7.3%
New Jersey:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Morris County:

20.4%
State:

23.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.1%
State:

18.0%

Agriculture in Morris County:

Average size of farms: 42 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $102,897
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $5434.01
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.42%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.48%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $84,067
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.61%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.25%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,572
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.33%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.50
Corn for grain: 876 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 210 harvested acres
Vegetables: 896 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 213 acres

Earthquake activity:

Morris County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 213.6 miles away from Morris County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 253.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 36.5 miles away from Morris County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 309.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4264: March 14, 2016, FEMA Id: 4264, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3354: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3354, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4086: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4086, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4048: November 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 4048, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4021: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4021, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3332: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3332, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 26, 2010 to December 27, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1954: February 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1954, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 15, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1897: April 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1897, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 20, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1694: April 26, 2007, FEMA Id: 1694, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Jersey Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3257: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3257, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 16 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Morris County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 7, Heavy Rains: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Colombia (11%)
  • India (11%)
  • Italy (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Germany (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Morris County (%):

  • Italian (22%)
  • Irish (15%)
  • German (11%)
  • English (6%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Russian (2%)

Morris County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 194,668 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 19,709 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,163 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 49 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 276 (0%)
  • Railroad: 6,396 (3%)
  • Ferryboat: 18 (0%)
  • Taxi: 216 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 102 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 191 (0%)
  • Walked: 4,388 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,818 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 8,845 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Morris County, New Jersey in 2000:

  • 3,220 people in nursing homes
  • 2,840 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 683 people in religious group quarters
  • 619 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 580 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 284 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 248 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 176 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 126 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 123 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 75 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 67 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 59 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 27 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 10 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Morris County, New Jersey in 2010:

  • 3,529 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,628 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 804 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 483 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 411 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 372 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 161 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 158 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 99 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 84 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 58 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 27 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 27 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 25 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $111,290.

5.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($89,740 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
New Jersey average:

5.08%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,530 average AGI)
Morris County:

0.04%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

3.23% relocated from other counties in New Jersey ($50,066 average AGI)
1.97% relocated from other states ($37,144 average AGI)
Morris County:

1.97%
New Jersey average:

2.19%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Essex County, NJ  0.55% ($84,301 average AGI)
from Passaic County, NJ  0.52% ($63,045)
from Bergen County, NJ  0.39% ($92,959)
from Sussex County, NJ  0.35% ($57,396)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.30% ($104,281)
from Union County, NJ  0.26% ($86,067)
from Somerset County, NJ  0.22% ($114,022)


5.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($87,031 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
New Jersey average:

5.65%


0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,505 average AGI)
Morris County:

0.09%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

2.81% relocated to other counties in New Jersey ($37,379 average AGI)
2.66% relocated to other states ($47,147 average AGI)
Morris County:

2.66%
New Jersey average:

2.75%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Essex County, NJ  0.39% ($72,943 average AGI)
to Passaic County, NJ  0.37% ($54,996)
to Sussex County, NJ  0.35% ($57,003)
to Hudson County, NJ  0.32% ($69,622)
to Somerset County, NJ  0.27% ($127,837)
to Bergen County, NJ  0.23% ($81,380)
to New York County, NY  0.22% ($110,551)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Morris County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Morris County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 1.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Morris County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Morris County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Morris County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 66,998 (60,590 aged, 6,408 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 8,836 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Morris County, New Jersey in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (5,379)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,422)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,415)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,873)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,660)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,648)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,568)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,446)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,299)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,229)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.61
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,424
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 310
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36,793

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,191
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 669
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 87
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 111

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 22
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 56.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 18.5
  • Firearm - 17.6
  • Poisoning - 11.3
  • Other - 9.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 483,410
  • In family households: 420,580 (96,623 male householders, 32,619 female householders)
    107,662 spouses, 152,057 children (145,241 natural, 3,277 adopted, 3,539 stepchildren), 4,752 grandchildren, 3,793 brothers or sisters, 5,700 parents, 4,937 other relatives, 8,464 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 62,830 (22,023 male householders (16,976 living alone)), 29,269 female householders (25,448 living alone)), 11,538 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,866 (3,743 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 47,926 2-persons, 30,226 3-persons, 31,372 4-persons, 13,429 5-persons, 4,169 6-persons, 2,120 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 42,424 1-person, 7,359 2-persons, 859 3-persons, 369 4-persons, 177 5-persons, 47 6-persons, 57 7-or-more-persons.

98,003 married couples with children.
12,557 single-parent households (2,877 men, 9,680 women).

80.3% of residents of Morris County speak English at home.
7.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
7.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,112,289,000 ($4,327 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $364,578,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $978,594,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $433,294,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,097,000
Federal grants: $210,748,000
Federal procurement contracts: $229,689,000 ($171,691,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $256,867,000 ($165,701,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $19,337,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $159,368,000
Federal Government insurance: $707,010,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 32,631
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 17,882
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +14,947
Here:

+30 per 1000 residents
State:

+33 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -8,825
Here -18 per 1000 residents
State -22 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Morris County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 102.95 millions of gallons per day (47% from ground, 53% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.3
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 551
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,662
  • 2000 to 2009: 15,410
  • 1990 to 1999: 25,816
  • 1980 to 1989: 21,968
  • 1970 to 1979: 28,108
  • 1960 to 1969: 29,477
  • 1950 to 1959: 28,809
  • 1940 to 1949: 11,881
  • 1939 or earlier: 26,646
Note: State values scaled to Morris population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Morris County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Morris County population
  • 1 room: 100
  • 2 rooms: 534
  • 3 rooms: 2,240
  • 4 rooms: 5,683
  • 5 rooms: 13,461
  • 6 rooms: 22,814
  • 7 rooms: 23,620
  • 8 rooms: 28,166
  • 9+ rooms: 32,372
  • 1 room: 1,594
  • 2 rooms: 3,543
  • 3 rooms: 10,648
  • 4 rooms: 11,970
  • 5 rooms: 6,516
  • 6 rooms: 3,184
  • 7 rooms: 1,452
  • 8 rooms: 940
  • 9+ rooms: 874
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Morris County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Morris County population
  • no bedroom: 172
  • 1 bedroom: 3,891
  • 2 bedrooms: 18,271
  • 3 bedrooms: 48,558
  • 4 bedrooms: 45,538
  • 5+ bedrooms: 12,560
  • no bedroom: 1,788
  • 1 bedroom: 19,439
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,191
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,184
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,699
  • 5+ bedrooms: 420
Cars and other vehicles available in Morris County, New Jersey in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Morris County population
  • no vehicle: 2,992
  • 1 vehicle: 26,177
  • 2 vehicles: 67,458
  • 3 vehicles: 23,305
  • 4 vehicles: 6,893
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,165
  • no vehicle: 5,094
  • 1 vehicle: 20,168
  • 2 vehicles: 12,761
  • 3 vehicles: 1,976
  • 4 vehicles: 488
  • 5+ vehicles: 234

64% of Morris County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in New Jersey.

Morris County:

63.6%
State average:

62.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 268,920
  • Northeast: 86,801
  • Midwest: 14,898
  • South: 15,368
  • West: 5,851

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $216,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Morris County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (60.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32.9%)
  • Electricity (3.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Utility gas (56.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19.9%)
  • Electricity (19.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,548
Here:

12.3%
New Jersey:

13.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,924
Here:

12.1%
New Jersey:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7,664
Here:

40.7%
New Jersey:

30.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Morris County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,751,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,660,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,889,000
    General - Other: $4,117,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,986,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,641,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,857,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,150,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $995,000
    Housing and Community Development: $225,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $36,000
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $66,719,000
    Other Higher Education: $47,732,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $24,473,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,511,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,378,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,971,000
    Police Protection: $12,547,000
    Regular Highways: $12,305,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,928,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,478,000
    Health - Other: $8,603,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,281,000
    Financial Administration: $4,721,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,370,000
    Libraries: $4,060,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,912,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,850,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,104,000
    Local Fire Protection: $612,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $250,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,848,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,256,000
    Other Higher Education: $604,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $492,000
    Police Protection: $354,000
    General Public Building: $276,000
    Libraries: $221,000
    Health - Other: $193,000
    Housing and Community Development: $162,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $122,000
    Correctional Institutions: $74,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $63,000
    Local Fire Protection: $31,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $12,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $129,141,000

Morris County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $25,198,000
    All Other: $11,791,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,467,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $4,415,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,065,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $277,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $79,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $9,510,000
    Education: $110,000
    All Other: $46,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $16,993,000
    All Other: $1,135,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $6,590,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,588,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,581,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $695,000
    Rents: $286,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $22,201,000
    Health and Hospitals: $18,017,000
    Education: $13,114,000
    Public Welfare: $11,514,000
    Highways: $2,330,000
    Housing and Community Development: $23,000
  • Tax - Property: $210,878,000
    NEC: $470,000

Morris County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $248,798,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $240,198,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,850,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,250,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $10,150,000

Morris County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,665,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $84,092,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,766
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,447
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,319
  • Number of recipients under 18: 206
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,737
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,823
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,073
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,595
Morris County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Morris County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 99 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,087$319,1322,960$354,36615,015$313,788633$169,64619$2,972,684287$267,8753$68,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED101$309,762352$363,9521,243$320,93590$105,3781$2,500,00040$295,5502$63,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED193$290,637439$347,1414,407$330,420405$113,3512$354,000177$252,1754$60,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN189$325,910391$356,1052,701$328,311115$170,7912$571,00069$263,7972$117,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS70$287,829121$359,595777$330,70432$159,1250$016$240,3750$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 95 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED361$323,745193$342,6222$241,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED110$324,54594$351,5531$270,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED69$301,73990$343,3222$279,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN49$311,06126$340,9230$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS20$277,2003$396,6670$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Morris County, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,36081.8 years
John2,26275.4 years
William1,59175.5 years
Joseph1,29475.5 years
Helen1,16981.7 years
Anna1,07683.3 years
Margaret1,05081.1 years
Robert1,02372.6 years
George96376.5 years
James95072.6 years
Most common last names in Morris County, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith53277.3 years
Miller27978.1 years
Johnson23979.0 years
Brown21375.3 years
Williams18776.0 years
Jones16177.3 years
Anderson15076.6 years
Murphy14077.9 years
Taylor13876.1 years
White12479.1 years
Businesses in Morris County, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6J. Jill2
A&P2J.Crew2
ALDI1JCPenney1
ALDO1JoS. A. Bank3
AT&T7Jones New York3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Journeys1
Abercrombie Kids1Justice3
Ace Hardware1KFC3
Advance Auto Parts2Kmart1
Aeropostale2Kohl's2
Aerosoles2Lane Bryant2
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Furniture4
Ann Taylor3LensCrafters1
Apple Store1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's3Lowe's2
Arby's1Macy's2
Ashley Furniture1Marriott1
Audi1Marshalls1
AutoZone2MasterBrand Cabinets25
BMW2McDonald's10
Bakers1Men's Wearhouse2
Banana Republic2Motherhood Maternity3
Barnes & Noble2New Balance1
Baskin-Robbins5New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works2Nike8
Bed Bath & Beyond3Nissan2
Best Cellars1Old Navy1
Best Western2Olive Garden1
Blockbuster5Outback2
Brookstone1Outback Steakhouse2
Burger King7Pac Sun1
CVS8Panera Bread5
Cache1Papa John's Pizza2
Casual Male XL1Pathmark2
Century 211Payless4
Charlotte Russe1Penske2
Chevrolet3PetSmart2
Chico's2Pier 1 Imports4
Cinnabon 1Pizza Hut2
Circle K1Popeyes1
Clarks1Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Cold Stone Creamery3Quality1
Coldwater Creek1Quiznos2
Comfort Suites1RadioShack5
Costco1Red Lobster1
Cracker Barrel1Red Robin1
Curves4Rite Aid7
DHL3Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen4Sam's Club1
Days Inn1Sears2
Deb1Sephora1
Decora Cabinetry8Spencer Gifts1
Domino's Pizza6Sprint Nextel4
DressBarn2Staples6
Dressbarn3Starbucks10
Dunkin Donuts33Stop & Shop3
Eddie Bauer2Subaru1
Express1Subway21
Extended Stay America1T-Mobile14
Famous Footwear2T.G.I. Driday's1
Fashion Bug1T.J.Maxx2
FedEx90Taco Bell1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Talbots3
Foot Locker1Target2
Ford4The Room Place1
Forever 211Toyota2
GNC9Toys"R"Us5
GameStop7Trader Joe's1
Gap3True Value4
Goodwill7U-Haul10
Gymboree2UPS108
H&M1Verizon Wireless8
H&R Block6Victoria's Secret1
Haagen-Dazs1Volkswagen1
Harmon Face Values3Walgreens8
Hilton2Walmart5
Holiday Inn3Wendy's6
Hollister Co.1Westin1
Home Depot3Wet Seal1
Honda1White Castle1
Hot Topic1Whole Foods Market1
Hyatt2World Gym1
Hyundai1YMCA2
IHOP2

Morris County on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"