Demographics

The following information is provided by American Community Survey, a demographics survey program conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. It regularly gathers information previously contained only in the long form of the decennial census. These data are used by many stakeholders to allocate funding, track shifting demographics, plan for emergencies, and learn about local communities.

Read the full report here: 2019 Narrative Profiles | American Community Survey | US Census Bureau

Population

In 2015-2019, Morris Plains borough, New Jersey had a total population of 5,748. The median age was 1 years. An estimated 18.8% of the population was under 18 years, 32.7% was 18 to 44 years, 31.0% was 45 to 64 years, and 17.4% was 65 years and older.

Household types

62.8% were married couple families, 4.2% were cohabitating couples, 11.3% male households with no spouse or partner present, and 21.8% were female households with no spouse or partner present.

Nativity and Foreign Born

89.9% of the people living in Morris Plains were U.S. natives and 10.1% were foreign-born

Language

Among people at least five years old living in Morris Plains, 13.1% spoke a language other than English at home (Spanish 8.4%; other Indo-European languages 4.3%; Asian and Pacific Islander .3%; other .1%)

Education

96.2% percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated high school; 62% had a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Employment

68.7% of the population 16 and over were employed; 28.2% were not currently in the labor force.

Housing

2,306 total housing units. 9% were single-family houses either not attached to any other structure or attached to one or more structures (commonly referred to as “townhouses” or “row houses”). 19.2% of the housing units were located in multi-unit structures, or those buildings that contained two or more apartments.

Municipal Office

531 Speedwell Ave
Morris Plains, NJ 07950     
 
Fax: 973-538-8834

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.