Morris County, NJ

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Population

499,693

0.255% growth

Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$114,732

7.24% growth

Poverty Rate

4.64%


Number of Employees

265,669

1.99% growth

Median Property Value

$462,400

4.36% growth

About

In 2017, Morris County, NJ had a population of 500k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $114,732. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Morris County, NJ grew from 498,423 to 499,693, a 0.255% increase and its median household income grew from $106,985 to $114,732, a 7.24% increase.

The population of Morris County, NJ is 70.9% White Alone, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 10.6% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Morris County, NJ speak a non-English language, and 92.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Morris County, NJ are County College of Morris (1,275 degrees awarded in 2016), Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus (804 degrees), and Drew University (449 degrees).

The median property value in Morris County, NJ is $462,400, and the homeownership rate is 73.8%. Most people in Morris County, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Morris County, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Morris County, NJ employs 266k people. The largest industries in Morris County, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (35,344 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (32,234 people), and Manufacturing (28,932 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($122,287), Utilities ($105,267), and Information ($102,426).

Median household income in Morris County, NJ is $114,732. Males in Morris County, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,638. The income inequality in Morris County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$114,732

2017 value

± $5,081

7.24%

1 Year Growth

± 5.17%

Households in Morris County, NJ have a median annual income of $114,732, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $106,985 in 2016, which represents a 7.24% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$86,424

Average Male Salary

± $1,628

$62,638

Average Female Salary

± $1,187

In 2017, full-time male employees in Morris County, NJ made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Morris County, NJ by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $82,096 ± $2,933

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $70,592 ± $66,407

  3. White

    $69,144 ± $1,183

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Morris County, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morris County, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.49

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.562% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 440

  2. Census Tract 442

  3. Census Tract 458.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morris County, NJ was Census Tract 440 with a value of $191,350, followed by Census Tract 442 and Census Tract 458.04, with respective values of $171,331 and $170,160.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Morris County, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morris County, NJ (22.8k out of 491k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    17,673 ± 1,061

  2. Hispanic

    5,837 ± 621

  3. Black

    1,566 ± 290

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Morris County, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

266k

2017 Value

± 8,394

1.99%

1 Year growth

± 4.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morris County, NJ grew at a rate of 1.99%, from 260k employees to 266k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morris County, NJ, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (23,917 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (10,317 people), and Accountants & Auditors (7,410 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morris County, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Morris County, NJ, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (23,917 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (10,317 people), and Accountants & Auditors (7,410 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morris County, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Judges, Magistrates, & Other Judicial Workers (3 times higher than expected), Human Resources Managers (2.39 times), and Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, & Sales Managers (2.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Morris County, NJ, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($124,453), Legal Occupations ($121,318), and Protective Service Occupations ($111,621).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

266k

2017 Value

± 8,394

1.99%

1 Year growth

± 4.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morris County, NJ grew at a rate of 1.99%, from 260k employees to 266k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morris County, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (35,344 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (32,234 people), and Manufacturing (28,932 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morris County, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Morris County, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Morris County, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (35,344 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (32,234 people), and Manufacturing (28,932 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morris County, NJ has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.8 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.75 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Morris County, NJ, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($122,287), Utilities ($105,267), and Information ($102,426).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics with $36.5B and Motorized vehicles and $35.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.2% of the population of Morris County, NJ has health coverage, with 66.1% on employee plans, 6.01% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 0.348% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Morris County, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Morris County, NJ see 970 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.518% increase from the previous year (965 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 901 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 419 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

970 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Morris County, NJ see an average of 970 patients per year. This represents a 0.518% increase from the previous year (965 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Morris County, NJ in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.83%

Uninsured

66.1%

Employer Coverage

6.01%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

10%

Non-Group

0.348%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morris County, NJ grew by 2.06% from 4.74% to 4.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Morris County, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Morris County, NJ is home to a population of 500k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 18.9% of Morris County, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Morris County, NJ is composed of 354k White Alone residents (70.9%), 68.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.6%), 53k Asian Alone residents (10.6%), 16k Black or African American Alone residents (3.2%), 7.43k Two or More Races residents (1.49%), 624 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.125%), 304 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0608%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Morris County, NJ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Morris County, NJ was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Morris County, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Morris County, NJ residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

18.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 18.9% of Morris County, NJ residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morris County, NJ was 18.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    283,401 ± 12,863 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    186,056 ± 10,480 people

  3. Mexico

    122,971 ± 8,550 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Morris County, NJ was India, the natal country of 283,401 Morris County, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 186,056 and Mexico with 122,971.

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Citizenship

92.1%

2017 Citizenship

92.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.1% of Morris County, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Morris County, NJ was 92.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    354k ± 145

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    68.2k ± 5.04k

  3. Asian Alone

    53k ± 1.23k

In 2017, there were 5.2 times more White Alone residents (354k people) in Morris County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 68.2k Hispanic or Latino and 53k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Morris County, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Morris County, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Morris County, NJ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Morris County, NJ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6,557 ± 917

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,265 ± 800

  3. Korea

    2,159 ± 634

Morris County, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Morris County, NJ awarded 3,335 degrees. The student population of Morris County, NJ is skewed towards women, with 6,915 male students and 8,446 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Morris County, NJ are White (1,952 and 61%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (459 and 14.4%), Unknown (302 and 9.44%), and Black or African American (259 and 8.1%).

The largest universities in Morris County, NJ by number of degrees awarded are County College of Morris (1,275 and 38.2%), Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus (804 and 24.1%), and Drew University (449 and 13.5%).

The most popular majors in Morris County, NJ are General Business Administration & Management (348 and 10.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (308 and 9.24%), and Registered Nursing (227 and 6.81%).

The median tuition costs in Morris County, NJ are $34,774 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 199 degrees awarded

  2. 116 degrees awarded

  3. 308 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Morris County, NJ was General Business Administration & Management with 199 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Morris County, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,275 degrees awarded

  2. 804 degrees awarded

  3. 449 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$34,774

Median Private

In 2016, the Morris County, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was County College of Morris with 1,275 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,278

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,057

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,278 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Morris County, NJ, which is 0.621 times less than the 2,057 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,952 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    459 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    302 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Morris County, NJ were to White students. These 1,952 degrees mean that there were 4.25 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 459 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morris County, NJ was $462,400 in 2017, which is 2.13 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $443,100 to $462,400, a 4.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Morris County, NJ is 73.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Morris County, NJ have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Morris County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$114,732

Median Household Income

± $5,081

181k

Number of Households

± 6,577

In 2017, the median household income of the 181k households in Morris County, NJ grew to $114,732 from the previous year's value of $106,985.

The following chart displays the households in Morris County, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$462,400

2017 Median

± $8,065

$443,100

2016 Median

± $8,311

In 2017, the median property value in Morris County, NJ grew to to $462,400 from the previous year's value of $443,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Morris County, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morris County, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Morris County, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morris County, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.8%

2017 Homeownership

75.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.8% of the housing units in Morris County, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Morris County, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Morris County, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Morris County, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morris County, NJ have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 5.49% of the workforce in Morris County, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80%

  2. Carpooled

    6.59%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Morris County, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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