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Morris Plains is a borough in Morris County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after Gov. Lewis Morris

The latitude of Morris Plains is 40.821N. The longitude is -74.481W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 390 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,513.


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Median household income
Local
$84,806
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Morris Plains demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Whatnong Plains
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Morris Plains Museum, Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Morris Plains demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Morris County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07950 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Morris Plains residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Morris Plains ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Morris Plains was $36,553, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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51% of Morris Plains residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Morris Plains, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $935.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,838.


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Libraries in Morris Plains include Morris Plains Library ... View libraries

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Morris County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morris Plains political report.

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The average commute time for Morris Plains workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Morris Plains include Candlewood Suites, Knights Inn, Parsippany Inn.

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