Posted Friday, February 7th, 2020
Data on Population, Housing Costs, Median Income, Population Diversity, and More
Morris County’s population rose slightly during the past decade, at a time when nearly half of all New Jersey counties experienced population declines, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau data that has been digested and analyzed by Morris County planners.
A Morris County Demographic and Economic Trends report recently presented to the Morris County Planning Board shows that the most recent population estimate is now 494,228. (The Census Bureau adjusts the estimates and previous estimates every year, 2018 is the most recent year.)
From 2010 to 2018, there were 10 New Jersey counties that lost population, while 11 gained new residents, including Morris County.
The highest percentage growth was Hudson County at 6.6 percent, while the largest decline was in Sussex, down 5.7 percent. Morris County was in the middle at a growth rate of 0.4 percent.
Statewide, average growth was 1.3 percent. Most urban counties grew, while rural counties contracted. Population decline in some areas was attributed to declining birth rates, aging population, a reduction in international immigration, and an increase in domestic out-migration.
Here are a few facts for Morris County culled from the data (mostly for 2010 through 2018):
Take a look at the report for yourself to find some fun and interesting numbers.