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New Census Bureau 2015 American Community Survey Data Released

The Census Bureau has released its 2015 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates for geographic areas with a population of 65,000 or more.  The 2015 ACS includes estimates for various topics including income, educational attainment, housing and transportation.  Highlights include:

  • Among all counties in New Jersey, Morris County had the highest median family income at $125,586, the highest per capita income at $51,241 and the second highest median household income at $101,661.
  • At $433,400, Morris County had the second highest median housing value among all 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 at 51.4%.

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

Trail Construction Grant Applications Received

A total of 16 applications requesting over $1.0 million were submitted for the first funding round of the new Morris County Trail Construction Grant Program.  The Trail Program Advisory Committee will review the applications and provide funding recommendations to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders by the end of the year.  View the list of applications.

FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps Website Launched

Morris County has launched a website to inform and assist municipal officials and property owners as they begin the process of reviewing the flood hazard maps provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Visit morriscountynj.gov/planning/firms.

Open Space Grant Applications Received

For the 2016 funding round, 6 applications requesting over $4.0 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, 2016.  View the list of applications.