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Morristown, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Morristown had a population of 20,136 as of July 1, 2022. Morristown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Morristown is located at latitude 40.7968 and longitude -74.4815 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Morristown encompass a land area of 2.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Morris County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 374 feet.

The Town of Morristown 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Morristown: Morris Town, New Hanover, West Hanover.

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Morristown, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 20,136 (100%)
Population in Households 19,626 (97.5%)
Population in Families 12,535 (62.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 510 ( 2.5%)
Population Density 6,922
Diversity Index2 84


Median Household Income $105,606
Average Household Income $150,070
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $64,276
Wealth Index5 111


Total HU (Housing Units) 9,405 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,930 (31.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,685 (60.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 790 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $526,645
Average Home Value $588,396
Housing Affordability Index3 78


Total Households 8,615
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 4,099
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.10% 0.25%
Households 0.69% 0.33%
Families   0.30%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   2.92%
Owner Occupied HU   0.96%

Morristown, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morristown to the other 701 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 57 92nd
Population Density # 75 89th
Median Household Income # 290 59th
Housing Affordability Index # 122 17th
Per Capita Income # 191 73rd
Diversity Index # 49 93rd

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