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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Boonton is a suburb of New York City with a population of 8,302. Boonton is in Morris County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Boonton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Boonton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Boonton are above average.
About Boonton...
Population
8,302

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$377,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,354
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Boonton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    48.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    133.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    959.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Boonton

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$88,633
National
$55,322

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Boonton Reviews

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The downtown in Boonton offers a variety of restaurants, shops, and art galleries, and is situated near a few major highways (80, 287). Town activities and events make the area interesting and fun! I have lived in Boonton for a few years and enjoy all it has to offer. Larger stores and gas stations are conveniently located by the downtown so no need to travel far to run errands. I have found the people to be friendly and the overall pace is slower compared to other parts of New Jersey.
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Even though it's a small town, there is a lot to do and see in Boonton. In the summer, the farmer's market is open every Sunday where you can purchase produce from local farmers, chat with vendors and hear a local musicians play. There are many events and parades that happen right on main street throughout the year and it is an overall safe area. There are many neighboring parks and trails as well for those who enjoy the outdoors. The only downfall I would say is the difficulty of parking for Boonton residents without a driveway. Parking passes are expensive, depending on where you live and the amount of cars per household, and the parking officer is extremely vigilant of the parking spots and gives out an absurd amount of tickets.
Very friendly town, great local stores and restaurants. Town has a great history, and old beautiful houses. Town activities are always going on. Always something to do! Very safe town