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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Morris County is located in New Jersey with a population of 498,847. Morris County is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Morris County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Morris County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Morris County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Morris County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$438,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,420
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Morris County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    22
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    107.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    604.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    45.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Morris County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$107,034
National
$55,322

Morris County Reviews

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I have been living in Morris County for the past 18 years and I absolutely love it. The people living in this county are incredibly family-oriented, very welcoming, and friendly. There are plenty of fun activities and things to do around town and you'll always have the option to keep busy! There are many restaurants and bars open late as well as countless options for brunch and lunch in the mornings and early afternoons. I'm still impressed by the variety of different food options, from Indian and Thai to Mexican and Japanese, the list goes on and on. The movie theaters, although a bit overpriced, do offer a selection of genres for whatever you are in the mood to watch. My favorite thing to do is explore the outdoors with my friends. We love packing up our backpacks with hiking essentials and checking out the local parks. I really enjoy Morris County and I hope that I can continue to live here and enjoy its perks even after I graduate college and begin my career in education.
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The new apartment buildings in Morristown have included a lot of new parking. Plus, the town makes parking free at garages during snow storms - which helps residents who don't want to shovel.
The school system offers something for everyone - which is amazing given how diverse it is. Don't be fooled by the "not everyone goes to college" stats. That's a good thing. The ones who aim high get into Ivy League, Georgetown, etc.
Morris County is a pretty wealthy county here in New Jersey and I think it provides anyone with anything they need. Whether that is looking for a job, settling down with a family or exploring new culinary adventures you can't go wrong with this place. I have lived here for most of my life, and from my almost eighteen years of experience here I recommend that people visit. Especially those who want to see nature and its beauty.