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Mount Olive is a township in Morris County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for Benjamin Olive, who donated land for a church
The latitude of Mount Olive is 40.851N. The longitude is -74.733W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,086 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 24,193.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mount Olive 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 07828 ZIP code.
15% of Mount Olive residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mount Olive ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mount Olive was $28,691, compared with $21,587 nationally.
36% of Mount Olive residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Mount Olive, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $763. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,729.
Newspapers in Mount Olive include Mount Olive Chronicle
Morris County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Olive political report.
The average commute time for Mount Olive workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mount Olive between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Mount Olive include Wyndham Mount Olive.
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