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Boonton is a town in Morris County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for Gov. Thomas Boone
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Boonton. For links to other places called Boonton, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Boonton is 40.902N. The longitude is -74.407W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 407 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,427.
With the opening of the Morris Canal, the community grew as an industrial center
Sections below provide additional information and links about Boonton 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 07005 ZIP code.
13% of Boonton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Boonton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Boonton was $29,919, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Boonton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Boonton include Boonton Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Boonton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $817. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,745.
Libraries in Boonton include Holmes Library ... View libraries
Morris County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Boonton political report.
The average commute time for Boonton workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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