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Wharton is a borough in Morris County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for Joseph Wharton, blast furnace owner
The latitude of Wharton is 40.893N. The longitude is -74.582W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 673 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,223.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wharton 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 07885 ZIP code.
16% of Wharton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wharton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wharton was $25,168, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Wharton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wharton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $761. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,492.
Libraries in Wharton include Wharton Public Library ... View libraries
Morris County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wharton political report.
The average commute time for Wharton workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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