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2017 Municipal Population and County Housing Unit Estimates Released

Tables showing the latest municipal population estimates and county housing unit estimates have been posted to the Data and Statistics page. Some notable statistics from the Census Bureau include:

  • Between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2017, the Borough of Riverdale experienced the greatest percentage population increase in Morris County, rising by 19.3%, or 688 persons.
  • The Township of Rockaway experienced the greatest numeric population increase in Morris County during this period, adding 1,338 persons.
  • Eight municipalities in Morris County experienced a population decline during this period.
  • During the same period, total housing units in Morris County increased by 1.7%, compared to a 1.8% increase for New Jersey.

Draft Morris County Circulation Element – All Invited to Comment

The Morris County Planning Board invites the public, municipalities, and other interested parties to review and submit comments on the draft Circulation Element. Comments can be submitted using our online comment form, or in person at the public hearing to be held on June 21, 2018. Please visit the Circulation Element project page for more details.

Trail Construction Grant Applications Available

Application forms for the 2018 funding round of projects of the Trail Construction Grant Program under the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund are now available on the 2018 Trail application page. Any of the 39 municipalities in the county are eligible to apply for funding.

Open Space Grant Applications Available

The Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation has released the application form for the 2018 funding round of municipal/non-profit open space projects under the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund.  Any of the 39 municipalities in the county and qualified non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding.

Get more information about the 2018 application.

All application materials are due by 4:30 PM on Friday, June 15, 2018.

Please contact Barbara Murray in the Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation at (973) 829-8120 or [email protected] for further information on the program or application process.