Morris Plains, NJ


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Morris Plains is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 5,626 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Morris Plains is the 303rd largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Morris Plains are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Morris Plains is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 92.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Morris Plains is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morris Plains who work in management occupations (15.89%), sales jobs (12.78%), and office and administrative support (10.82%).

Also of interest is that Morris Plains has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Morris Plains is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Morris Plains is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Morris Plains really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Morris Plains perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Even though Morris Plains is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Morris Plains, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Morris Plains is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.94% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Morris Plains in 2010 was $52,461, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $209,844 for a family of four.

Morris Plains is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Morris Plains home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morris Plains residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Morris Plains also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.29% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morris Plains include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Morris Plains is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.