Morris County NJ Information


Morris County Subdivisions

Morris County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 498,368
Population in Households 489,335
Population in Familes 416,749
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,033
Population Density1 1,083
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 183,601
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 131,649
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 192,906 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134,768 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 48,833 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,305 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $469,563
Average Home Value $545,592


Median Household Income $96,343
Average Household Income $134,319
Per Capita Income $49,800
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.31%
Households 0.32% 0.35%
Families 0.35% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Morris County NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morris County to the other 21 counties and county equivalents in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 57th
Population Density1 # 11 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 13 43rd
Median Household Income # 3 90th
Per Capita Income # 3 90th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.