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New County-to-County Commuting Flow Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau has released its updated County-to-County Commuting Flow data, based on the 2009 - 2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.  This information permits analysis of worker commutes to and from Morris County at the county level.  Analysis of this data reveals:

  • Morris County is a net importer of workers, with more workers employed in the county (281,500) than the total number of workers who live in the county (246,131).
  • A majority (57.3%) of employed Morris County residents also work in the county.
  • The biggest out-of-county work destination for Morris County residents is Essex County, with 23,906 residents commuting to that county, representing 9.7% of all employed residents.
  • The biggest out-of-state work destination for Morris County residents is Manhattan, with 12,699 residents (or 5.2% of all employed residents) commuting to the borough.
  • Essex County contributes the largest number of commuters, with 24,829 residents commuting to Morris County.  These commuters represent 8.8% of all workers in Morris County.
  • Monroe County, PA is the largest source of out-of-state commutation into Morris County, with 3,098 workers commuting from that county into Morris County, representing 1.1% of all workers in Morris County.

Tables and pie charts representing the largest sources of commutation into and out of Morris County have been posted on the Data and Statistics Page.

The Morris County Planning Board is co-sponsoring a webinar series: Soils, BMPs and Redevelopment.

This two-part webinar series will focus on Soils Health, and related Best Management Practices, Planning, Development and Redevelopment issues.  The webinars will be held on September 25 at 11am and October 30 at 11am, are free and open to the publicIndividuals can register for either one or both of these webinars. Continuing Education Credits for NJ Professional Engineers, Public Works Managers and AICP CM Credits have been requested. 

Get more information and register for the September 25 and October 30 webinars.  See this flyer for series details.

Open Space Grant Applications Received

For the 2015 funding round, 9 applications requesting over $2.6 million were submitted to the Morris County municipal/non-profit open space grant program.  The Open Space Trust Fund Committee will review the applications, visit the properties and provide funding recommendations to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders by November 9, 2015.  View the revised list of applications.

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.

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