Morris Plains, New Jersey
Morris Plains, New Jersey
|Borough of Morris Plains|
"The Community of Caring"
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||April 15, 1926|
|Named for||Lewis Morris|
|• Body||Borough Council|
|• Mayor||Jason C. Karr (D, term ends December 31, 2022)|
|• Municipal clerk||June R. Uhrin|
|• Total||2.59 sq mi (6.71 km2)|
|• Land||2.55 sq mi (6.61 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2) 1.35%|
|Area rank||369th of 565 in state|
30th of 39 in county
|Elevation||430 ft (130 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||363rd of 566 in state|
29th of 39 in county
|• Density||2,163.5/sq mi (835.3/km2)|
|• Density rank||279th of 566 in state|
14th of 39 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0885308|
Morris Plains is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 5,532, reflecting an increase of 296 (+5.7%) from the 5,236 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 17 (+0.3%) from the 5,219 counted in the 1990 Census.
Morris Plains was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 15, 1926, from portions of Hanover Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 15, 1926. The borough's name comes from Lewis Morris, colonial governor of New Jersey.
Morris Plains serves as a bedroom community, with many residents traveling to work in New York City. The Morristown Line of NJ Transit provides commuters with direct access to New York Penn Station and to Hoboken Terminal.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.59 square miles (6.71 km2), including 2.55 square miles (6.61 km2) of land and 0.04 square miles (0.09 km2) of water (1.35%).
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Morris Plains has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|Population sources: 1930|
1930-1990 2000 2010
The 2010 United States census counted 5,532 people, 2,131 households, and 1,485 families in the borough. The population density was 2,163.5 per square mile (835.3/km2). There were 2,197 housing units at an average density of 859.2 per square mile (331.7/km2). The racial makeup was 89.44% (4,948) White, 2.73% (151) Black or African American, 0.09% (5) Native American, 4.97% (275) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.07% (59) from other races, and 1.70% (94) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.68% (314) of the population.
Of the 2,131 households, 32.3% had children under the age of 18; 61.3% were married couples living together; 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present and 30.3% were non-families. Of all households, 24.9% were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.12.
24.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.1 years. For every 100 females, the population had 93.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 89.4 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $103,688 (with a margin of error of +/- $12,744) and the median family income was $127,614 (+/- $20,257). Males had a median income of $91,908 (+/- $21,398) versus $67,232 (+/- $24,331) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $45,165 (+/- $10,332). About 0.4% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 0.6% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 5,236 people, 1,955 households, and 1,477 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,018.7 people per square mile (780.6/km2). There were 1,994 housing units at an average density of 768.8 per square mile (297.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 92.91% White, 1.34% African American, 0.06% Native American, 4.32% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.69% of the population.
There were 1,955 households, out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.5% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $84,806, and the median income for a family was $98,333. Males had a median income of $75,040 versus $44,554 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $36,553. About 1.5% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.
The borough has been a major base of operations for Pfizer, previously the headquarters for Warner-Lambert. Pfizer has sponsored the Health and Medical Science Academy at Morristown High School and an annual 5k race around Morris Plains. In 2012, a 63-acre (25 ha) property owned by Pfizer on the west side of Route 53 was acquired by M&M Realty Partners, which plans to redevelop the site for a mixed use development that would include 500 housing units and 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) for retail use.
Morris Plains is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government, which is used in 218 municipalities (of the 565) statewide, making it the most common form of government in New Jersey. The governing body is comprised of the Mayor and the Borough Council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. The Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council is comprised of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. The Borough form of government used by Morris Plains is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.
As of 2020[update], the Mayor of Morris Plains is Democrat Jason C. Karr, whose term of office ends December 31, 2022. Members of the Borough Council are Council President Art J. Bruhn Jr. (R, 2020), Salvatore F. "Sal" Cortese (R, 2020), Joan Goddard (D, 2022), Catherine E. "Cathie" Kelly (R, 2021), Nancy Verga (D, 2022) and Dennis M. Wagner (R, 2021).<
The Morris Plains Municipal Court judge is Michael A. Carlucci.
The Morris Plains Police Department has 17 sworn officers. The command structure has a chief, two lieutenants, five sergeants, nine patrolmen and six civilians. They are dispatched through the Morris County Communication Center who dispatches for the police, fire and first aid departments. The police department handled over 29,000 calls for the year 2010.
Morris Plains Fire Department
The Morris Plains Fire Association was established on April 28, 1907, after the Weise Hotel Fire of 1906.
Federal, state and county representation
For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Mikie Sherrill (D, Montclair). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term ends 2025).
For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 26th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Joseph Pennacchio (R, Rockaway Township) and in the General Assembly by BettyLou DeCroce (R, Parsippany-Troy Hills) and Jay Webber (R, Morris Plains).
Morris County is governed by a seven-member Board of County Commissioners, who are elected at-large in partisan elections, to three-year terms on a staggered basis, with either one or three seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. The Commissioner Board sets policies for the operation of six super-departments, more than 30 divisions plus authorities, commissions, boards and study committees. Actual day-to-day operation of departments is supervised by County Administrator, John Bonanni. As of 2021[update], Morris County's Commissioners are Commissioner Director Stephen H. Shaw (R, Mountain Lakes, 2021), Commissioner Deputy Director Deborah Smith (R, Denville, 2021), John Krickus (R, Washington Township, 2021), Douglas Cabana (R, Boonton Township, 2022), Kathryn A. DeFillippo (R, Roxbury, 2022), Thomas J. Mastrangelo (R, Montville, 2022), and Tayfun Selen (R, Chatham Township, 2023). 
Tayfun Selen was elected by a county Republican convention to the vacant seat of Heather Darling, who was elected Morris County Surrogate in 2019. He served the remainder of her term which ended in 2020 and was elected to a full three-year term in the November general election that year.
Pursuant to Article VII Section II of the New Jersey State Constitution, each county in New Jersey is required to have three elected administrative officials known as "constitutional officers." These officers are the County Clerk and County Surrogate (both elected for five-year terms of office) and the County Sheriff (elected for a three-year term). As of 2021[update], they are County Clerk Ann F. Grossi (R, Parsippany, 2023), Sheriff James M. Gannon (R, Boonton Township, 2022) and Surrogate Heather Darling (R, Roxbury, 2024).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 3,935 registered voters in Morris Plains, of which 853 (21.7%) were registered as Democrats, 1,695 (43.1%) were registered as Republicans and 1,381 (35.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 6 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 53.3% of the vote (1,659 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 45.9% (1,429 votes), and other candidates with 0.9% (27 votes), among the 3,142 ballots cast by the borough's 4,140 registered voters (27 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 75.9%. In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 52.3% of the vote (1,725 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 45.8% (1,511 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (27 votes), among the 3,297 ballots cast by the borough's 3,994 registered voters, for a turnout of 82.5%. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 55.9% of the vote (1,783 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 42.8% (1,365 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (31 votes), among the 3,191 ballots cast by the borough's 3,921 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 81.4.
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 70.8% of the vote (1,399 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 27.9% (551 votes), and other candidates with 1.4% (27 votes), among the 2,025 ballots cast by the borough's 4,122 registered voters (48 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 49.1%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 58.6% of the vote (1,337 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 31.5% (719 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 8.4% (191 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (10 votes), among the 2,283 ballots cast by the borough's 3,898 registered voters, yielding a 58.6% turnout.
The Morris Plains Schools educate public school students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of two schools, had an enrollment of 578 students and 61.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.5:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Mountain Way School with 200 students in grades PreK-2 and Morris Plains Borough School with 369 students in grades 3-8.
Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend Morristown High School, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Morris School District which also serves the communities of Morristown and Morris Township (for grades K-12). As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,860 students and 133.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.0:1.
St. Virgil Academy, founded in 1910, was a Catholic school serving students in preschool through eighth grade (including PreK3 and PreK4) that operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson. The school was closed at the end of the 2015–16 school year in the wake of declining enrollment and the rising costs of covering the school's deficits.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 28.66 miles (46.12 km) of roadways, of which 24.15 miles (38.87 km) were maintained by the municipality, 1.81 miles (2.91 km) by Morris County and 2.70 miles (4.35 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
U.S. Route 202, New Jersey Route 10 and New Jersey Route 53 are the main highways serving Morris Plains. Interstate 80 and Interstate 287 are both accessible in neighboring Parsippany-Troy Hills Township.
NJ Transit provides service at the Morris Plains station on the Morristown Line to Newark Broad Street Station, Secaucus Junction, New York Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal. The one-story red brick station house, constructed in 1915 in Renaissance Revival style, was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1984.
NJ Transit provides local bus service on the 872, 875 and 880 routes, replacing service that had been offered on the MCM2, MCM3 and MCM10 routes until 2010, when subsidies to the local provider were eliminated as part of budget cuts.
TV & Movies
- In The Sopranos episode "Made in America", Phil Leotardo is shot to death at a Morris Plains Raceway gas station, located on route 10, before being run over.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Morris Plains include:
- Darron Collins (born 1970), human ecologist and academic administrator specializing in ethnobotany, who became president of the College of the Atlantic in 2011.
- Michael Dogbe (born 1996), defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals
- William Perry Fogg (1826-1909), author and adventurer.
- Robert Martin (born 1947), State Senator since 1993 who represents the 26th Legislative District.
- Richard Aldrich McCurdy (1835-1916), attorney, business executive and banker during the Gilded Age who served as the President of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York from 1885 to 1906.
- Charley Molnar (born 1961), former head football coach at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
- Carol Murphy (born 1932), member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1992 to 2000.
- Gustav Stickley (1858-1942), furniture manufacturer, design leader, publisher and the chief proselytizer for the American Craftsman style.
- Louis A. Thebaud (1859-1939), businessman, sportsman and philanthropist in the Gilded Age.
- Jay Webber (born 1972), Assemblyman who has represented the 26th Legislative District since 2008 and had served as Chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee.
- Elizabeth Weed (born 1940), feminist scholar, editor and university administrator who was the cofounder of the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women.
- Ben Weinman (born 1975), of the band The Dillinger Escape Plan.
- Arthur Whitney (1871-1942), politician who served in both houses of the New Jersey Legislature and was the Republican nominee for Governor of New Jersey in 1925.
- Paul Zimmerman (born 1932), football sportswriter for Sports Illustrated.
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- Manochio, Matt. "Morris Plains' Raceway: Where Phil got whacked", Daily Record (Morristown), June 12, 2007. Accessed December 19, 2012. "The scene was filmed in Morris Plains, and Route 10's surroundings were clearly visible, including the Barnes & Noble, which stood as a backdrop to some vomiting gas station customers who witnessed Phil's murder."
- Osby, Liv. "Fellowship offers river of travel", Daily Record, August 23, 1992. Accessed September 8, 2021, via Newspapers.com. "After living four years on a college campus, Morris Plains native Darron Collins will spend the next 12 months in an outdoor classroom, studying the rivers of Chile, Egypt and New Zealand."
- Havsy, Jane. "Morris Plains made, #TempleTUFF Michael Dogbe selected in NFL Draft", Daily Record (Morristown), April 25, 2019. Accessed July 19, 2019. "Michael Dogbe of Morris Plains (right, No. 9) finished his Temple University career with 77 solo tackles (19.5 for loss), 8.5 sacks and five forced fumbles in 54 games."
- William Perry Fogg, Encyclopedia of Cleveland History at Case Western Reserve University. Accessed July 19, 2019. "Fogg later came back to the U.S. and lived in Roselle, N.J., from 1901-08, then living in Morris Plains for the last year of his life."
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- Coughlin, Kevin. "Christie taps Morris Plains attorney Jay Webber as state GOP chairman", NJ.com, June 12, 2009. Accessed October 22, 2013. "Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie yesterday tapped 37-year-old conservative Assemblyman Jay Webber of Morris Plains as the GOP party chairman."
- Elizabeth Weed, Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. Accessed June 14, 2021. "Elizabeth Weed was born in Morris Plains, New Jersey, to Marguerite and Edgar Weed in 1940."
- Garcia, Alfa. "Morris Plains-based metal rockers The Dillinger Escape Plan will perform in Manhattan", The Record, March 11, 2010. Accessed May 19, 2016. "Wilson and bandmates Greg Puciato, Jeff Tuttle, Billy Rymer and Ben Weinman (founding member and Morris Plains native) spend their performances dodging head stocks, guitars and body parts, at the same time challenging their listeners to participate."
- Staff. "Arthur Whitney, An Ex-Legislator; Former State Senator From Morris County, N, J., Dies in Mendham at 71 Candidate For Governor Retired From Brokerage Firm of Goadby & Co. Here in 1916 to Enter Politics", The New York Times, November 20, 1942. Accessed September 8, 2015. ""Born in Morris Plains, N. J., Mr. Whitney received his education at St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H., which he left at the age of 17 to work for several years in an iron plant in Harrisburg, Pa."
- King, Peter. "In wake of signing/trade frenzy, a reminder: Free agency is overrated" Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine, Sports Illustrated, March 9, 2010. Accessed January 13, 2011. "This was the enjoyable part of the weekend: having lunch with Paul Zimmerman and his wife Linda in Morris Plains, N.J., Saturday."
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