Morris County NJ Information


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, 2014 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

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Morris County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 497,508
Population in Households 488,544
Population in Familes 416,011
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,964
Population Density1 1,081
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 183,212
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 130,891
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 192,493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135,026 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 48,186 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,281 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $439,426
Average Home Value $516,401


Median Household Income $101,850
Average Household Income $131,900
Per Capita Income $48,888
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.25% 0.32%
Households 0.35% 0.37%
Families 0.3% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   3.5%
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.

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