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Municipal Population and County Housing Unit Estimates for 2014 Released by Census Bureau

The United States Census Bureau has released new municipal population estimates and county housing unit estimates for 2014.

Of note:

  • Between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2014 the Borough of Riverdale experienced the greatest percentage population increase in Morris County, rising by 13.7%, or 487 persons. This was also the fourth greatest percentage increase of all municipalities in the State.

  • Hanover Township experienced the greatest numeric increase in Morris County during this period, adding 947 persons.

  • During the same period, total housing units in Morris County increased by 0.9%, compared to a 1.1% increase for New Jersey.  

Tables showing the latest municipal population estimates and county housing unit estimates have been posted to the Data and Statistics page.

Open Space Grant Applications Available

The Morris County Division of Planning and Preservation has released the application form for the 2015 funding round of municipal/non-profit open space projects under the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund.  Any of the 39 municipalities in the county and qualified non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding. 

The 2015 application form and list of other required application materials can be found online.

All application materials are due by 4:30 PM on Friday, June 19, 2015

Please contact Barbara Murray in the Morris County Division of Planning and Preservation at (973) 829-8120 or bmurray@co.morris.nj.us for further information on the program or application process.

Morris County Receives Record Number of Historic Preservation Grant Applications

For the 2015 grant round, 46 grant applications requesting over $5 million were submitted to Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund program. The Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board will review the applications, visit each site and provide recommendations for funding to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders by June 24, 2015.  The list of applications is provided here. For information on the Historic Preservation Trust Fund program, please see http://morrisplanning.org/divisions/PresTrust/Historic.

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Heritage Commission marker Dixons Pond Chester Branch RR Craftsman Farms Chester Branch RR South Branch Preserve Alexan at Riverdale