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Morris Plains, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Morris Plains had a population of 5,733 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Morris Plains is located at latitude 40.8411 and longitude -74.4729 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Morris Plains (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Morris County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 387 feet.

The Borough of Morris Plains (GNIS ID: 885308) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Morris Plains population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Morris Plains, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,733
Population in Households 5,671
Population in Familes 4,796
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density1 2,242
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 2,211
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,538
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,782 (78.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 429 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $490,041
Average Home Value $503,283


Median Household Income $116,203
Average Household Income $158,304
Per Capita Income $61,457
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.47%
Households 0.59% 0.48%
Families 0.55% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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 Plains, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morris Plains to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 243 56th
Population Density1 # 303 45th
Diversity Index2 # 328 40th
Median Household Income # 76 86th
Per Capita Income # 63 89th

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