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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    B+
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    C+
  8. Cost of Living
    C-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    B-
Morris County is located in New Jersey with a population of 494,383. Morris County is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. In Morris County, 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
$448,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,476
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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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

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
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    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
$111,316
National
$55,322

Morris County Reviews

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I enjoy living in Morris County because it is both a rural area and a suburban area. There are places to go hiking, fishing and swimming, so there is a country feel to the area. There are also movie theaters and shopping malls if one wants to go out on the town.
Morris County also has an amazing college, County College of Morris. I graduated from this college in 2018, and it really helped me grow. The professors are amazing and they really care about the students. The college also has extracurricular activities for students to engage in to familiarize them with future careers. I was on CCM's school newspaper, The Youngtown.
Morris county also has a decent nightlife for people who want to dine out or grab drinks. I also enjoy the bookstores and coffee shops that the county has. These are quaint little shops owned my entrepreneurs, whom I like to support. In Morris County, there is really something for everyone.
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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.
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.