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 91.65% 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 (16.02%), office and administrative support (12.52%), and teaching (11.04%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Morris Plains a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Morris Plains has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Morris Plains’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Morris Plains, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Morris Plains is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Morris Plains. 53.33% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Morris Plains in 2010 was $51,551, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $206,204 for a family of four.

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. 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.