Profile for Morristown, New Jersey, NJ
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Morristown is a town in Morris County, in the New York metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Gov. Lewis Morris, provincial governor
The latitude of Morristown is 40.796N. The longitude is -74.481W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 361 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,816.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Morristown demographic reports
Morristown is on the Whippany River
Former and merged names include:
· New Hanover
· West Hanover
A shipping point for farm products until iron was discovered in the Watchung Mountains. Forges and furnaces began operating here in the 18th century
Samuel F.B. Morse and Alfred Vail conducted telegraphy experiments here
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 125. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "One True Thing"
· 1998 movie, "Stepmom"
· 2002 movie, "Far from Heaven"
Well-known residents have included:
· Linda Hunt, actress
· Thomas Nast, political cartoonist
· Fran Lebowitz, writer
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Fungus Festival - Sept. 23, 2007
- Fall Festival - Oct. 7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Morristown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Colonial Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation:
Lewis Morris Park
Historic sites and museums: Historic Speedwell, Morristown National Historical Park, Acorn Hall, Schuyler Hamilton House, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Museum
Colleges and universities:
College of Saint Elizabeth, Rabbinical College of America
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 127
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Ancestry & family history
7% of Morristown residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Morristown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Morristown was $30,086, compared with $21,587 nationally.
39% of Morristown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Morristown festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Fall Festival - O
- Fungus Festival - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Morristown include Morristown Historic District, Speedwell Village Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Morristown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $862. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,849.
Libraries in Morristown include Morristown-Morris Twp Joint Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Morristown include Daily Record
Morris County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morristown political report.
Morristown restaurants taking online reservations include Copeland, Ora - Morristown, Pierre's, Sushi Lounge - Morristown ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Morristown workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Morristown include Best Western, Headquarters Plaza Hotel, Madison Hotel, Summerfield Suites, Westin Governor Morris.
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