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Morris Plains, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Morris Plains had a population of 5,926 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Morris Plains is located at latitude 40.8218 and longitude -74.481 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Morris Plains 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.

The Borough of Morris Plains is located within Township of Morris, a minor civil division (MCD) of Morris County.


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Morris Plains, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Morris Plains, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 109
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Morris Plains, NJ Wealth Index is 280
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,926
Population in Households 5,865
Population in Familes 4,968
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density 2,321
Diversity Index1 35
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $134,430
Average Household Income $176,221
Per Capita Income $68,348
Wealth Index3 280

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,814 (76.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 484 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $508,918
Housing Affordability Index2 109
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,298
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,598
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.75% 0.51%
Households 0.82% 0.55%
Families 0.79% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

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, 2019 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 # 237 57th
Population Density # 296 46th
Diversity Index # 342 37th
Median Household Income # 74 87th
Per Capita Income # 74 87th

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