Morris Plains, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Morris Plains, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Morris Plains had a population of 5,697 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Morris Plains, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,697
Daytime Population: Workers 6,449
Daytime Population: Residents 2,944
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,393
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.65
Population in Households 5,635
Population in Familes 4,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density2 2,228
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $122,188
Average Household Income $166,827
Per Capita Income $64,539


Total Housing Units 2,285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,760 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 430 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $493,686
Average Home Value $510,710


Total Households 2,190
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,524
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% 0.37%
Households 0.38% 0.34%
Families 0.35% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

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, 2017 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 # 246 55th
Population Density # 306 44th
Diversity Index # 330 40th
Median Household Income # 66 88th
Per Capita Income # 61 89th

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