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New Census Data Demonstrates Morris County’s Strength in Income and Housing Value

The Census Bureau has released its 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates for geographic areas with a population of 65,000 or more.*  The 2017 ACS includes estimates for various topics including income, educational attainment, housing and transportation.  Highlights include:

  • Morris County had the highest median household income among all counties in New Jersey and the sixth highest in the United States at $114,732.
  • At $462,400, Morris County had the second highest median housing value among all counties in New Jersey.

Updates pertaining to these topics have been posted to the Data and Statistics page of this website.

*There are no municipalities in Morris County with a population of 65,000 or more, so for Morris County, this data applies at the county level only.

Trail Construction Grant Applications Received

A total of 6 applications requesting over $684,500 were submitted to the Morris County Trail Construction Grant Program.  The Trail Program Advisory Committee will review the applications and provide funding recommendations to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders by the end of the year.  View the list of applications.

2018 Historic Preservation Grant Awards

On July 11, the Board of Chosen Freeholders approved $2.2 million in county grants from the county’s 2018 Preservation Trust Fund to help preserve, restore, or protect 20 historic sites in 16 towns across Morris County.

Please see the press release and summary of projects.

Open Space Grant Applications Received

For the 2018 funding round, 5 applications requesting over $2.6 million were submitted to the Morris County municipal/non-profit open space grant program.  The Open Space Trust Fund Committee will review the applications, visit the properties and provide funding recommendations to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders by November 7, 2018.  View the list of applications.

Draft Morris County Master Plan Circulation Element – Thank You For Your Comments

The deadline for comments has ended. The Morris County Planning Board thanks the public, municipalities, and other interested parties who reviewed and submitted comments on the draft Circulation Element.

Your comments are being reviewed and considered as we advance the Element towards adoption. Responses to these comments will be posted on the County website when this review is complete. Please visit the Circulation Element project page to see the draft plan.