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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.


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Median household income
Local
$65,322
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Boonton demographic reports
Boonton is on the Rockaway River
Local iron works made horseshoes, kettles and other supplies for American forces in the Revolutionary War

With the opening of the Morris Canal, the community grew as an industrial center

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 21. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Tourne Park
Historic sites and museums: Boonton Historical Society Museum, New Jersey Firemen's Home & Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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33% of Boonton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Boonton include Boonton Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Boonton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $817.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,745.


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Libraries in Boonton include Holmes Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Boonton workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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