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 Jerseyhad a total population of 5,748. The median age was 1 years. An estimated 18.8 percent of the population was under 18 years, 32.7 percent was 18 to 44 years, 31.0 percent was 45 to 64 years, and 17.4 percent 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 percent 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 percent of the housing units were located in multi-unit structures, or those buildings that contained two or more apartments.