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Final Preservation Trust Fund Analysis & Strategy Report Now Available Online

The final report assessing the future needs of the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund is now available online. 

The report contains recommendations for the Trust Fund, which provides funding for open space, farmland and historic preservation, flood mitigation and county park improvement programs.  It is available online at https://www.scribd.com/collections/6205511/Preservation-Trust-Analysis-Strategy-Report.

A draft report was presented to the Morris County Board of Freeholders at the board's July 9 work session.

The final report contains an expanded section on the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority regarding the protection of potable water supplies.

New Census Bureau 2013 American Community Survey Data Released

The United States Census Bureau released its 2013 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates for geographic areas with a population of 65,000 or more. The 2013 ACS includes estimates for various topics including income, educational attainment, housing and transportation.  Highlights include:

  • Morris County has the second highest median household income of all counties in New Jersey ($100,176) and the 7th highest median household income in the nation.
  • At $414,000, Morris County has the second highest median housing value among counties in New Jersey.
  • Morris County ranked second of New Jersey counties for the percentage of its population over age 25 with a bachelor’s degree or higher; 51.7%.

Updates pertaining to these topics have been posted to the Data and Statistics page of this website.

Low and Moderate Income / Inclusionary Affordable Housing Mapped

As part of an ongoing assessment of local housing data and trends, the Division of Planning and Preservation has prepared an inventory and map identifying the location of all major developments providing low & moderate and inclusionary affordable housing in Morris County, as defined by the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (COAH).  Over 100 sites containing over 5,000 units of low and moderate income housing are included in this inventory, which is accompanied by a list of affordable housing resource organizations, programs and information.  This map, inventory and resource list have been posted to the Data and Statistics page, under Housing. See Map and Table.

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