Morris County, NJ

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Population

494,228

1.09% decline

Poverty Rate

4.64%


Median Age

42.7


Median Household Income

$112,288

2.13% decline

Number of Employees

261,468

1.58% decline

Median Property Value

$469,900

1.62% growth

About

In 2018, Morris County, NJ had a population of 494k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $112,288. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Morris County, NJ declined from 499,693 to 494,228, a -1.09% decrease and its median household income declined from $114,732 to $112,288, a -2.13% decrease.

The population of Morris County, NJ is 70.5% White Alone, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 10.5% Asian Alone. 24.5% of the people in Morris County, NJ speak a non-English language, and 93.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Morris County, NJ are County College of Morris (1,324 degrees awarded in 2017), Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus (845 degrees), and Drew University (507 degrees).

The median property value in Morris County, NJ is $469,900, and the homeownership rate is 73.2%. Most people in Morris County, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Morris County, NJ is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Morris County, NJ employs 261k people. The largest industries in Morris County, NJ are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (34,553 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (33,641 people), and Educational Services (29,529 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($108,886), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($100,131), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,012).

Median household income in Morris County, NJ is $112,288. Males in Morris County, NJ have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,578. The income inequality in Morris County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$112,288

2018 value

± $3,704

-2.13%

1 Year Growth

± 5.64%

Households in Morris County, NJ have a median annual income of $112,288, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $114,732 in 2017, which represents a -2.13% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,489

Average Male Salary

± $1,731

$65,578

Average Female Salary

± $1,240

In 2018, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $86,392 ± $3,381

  2. White

    $72,755 ± $1,266

  3. Two or More Races

    $54,823 ± $4,874

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morris County, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2018 Wage GINI

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0656% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 428

  2. Census Tract 440

  3. Census Tract 458.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morris County, NJ was Census Tract 428 with a value of $212,697, followed by Census Tract 440 and Census Tract 458.04, with respective values of $190,147 and $185,882.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Morris County, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morris County, NJ (22.8k out of 491k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    17,673 ± 1,061

  2. Hispanic

    5,837 ± 621

  3. Black

    1,566 ± 290

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Morris County, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

261k

2018 Value

± 8,217

-1.58%

1 Year decline

± 4.43%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Morris County, NJ declined at a rate of -1.58%, from 266k employees to 261k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morris County, NJ, are Management Occupations (38,079 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (29,010 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (28,794 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morris County, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Morris County, NJ, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (38,079 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (29,010 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (28,794 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morris County, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.27 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.82 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Morris County, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($121,904), Management Occupations ($118,312), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($114,912).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

261k

2018 Value

± 8,217

-1.58%

1 Year decline

± 4.43%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Morris County, NJ declined at a rate of -1.58%, from 266k employees to 261k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morris County, NJ, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (34,553 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (33,641 people), and Educational Services (29,529 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morris County, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Morris County, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Morris County, NJ, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (34,553 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (33,641 people), and Educational Services (29,529 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morris County, NJ has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.75 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.78 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.76 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Morris County, NJ, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($108,886), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($100,131), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,012).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $55.9B

  2. $42.1B

  3. $38.2B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $55.9B, followed by Electronics ($42.1B) and Mixed freight ($38.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$517B

2020 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

42% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $517B. This is expected to increase 42% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $79.3B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $79.3B, followed by Pennsylvania with $54.2B and California and $17.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.2% of the population of Morris County, NJ has health coverage, with 66.1% on employee plans, 6.01% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 0.348% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Morris County, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Morris County, NJ see 970 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.518% increase from the previous year (965 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 901 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 419 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

970 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Morris County, NJ see an average of 970 patients per year. This represents a 0.518% increase from the previous year (965 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Morris County, NJ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.83%

Uninsured

66.1%

Employer Coverage

6.01%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

10%

Non-Group

0.348%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morris County, NJ grew by 2.06% from 4.74% to 4.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Morris County, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

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Diversity

Morris County, NJ is home to a population of 494k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 18.9% of Morris County, NJ residents were born outside of the country (94.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Morris County, NJ is composed of 349k White Alone residents (70.5%), 67.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.7%), 51.7k Asian Alone residents (10.5%), 16.6k Black or African American Alone residents (3.35%), 8.64k Two or More Races residents (1.75%), 426 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0862%), 423 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0856%), and 102 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0206%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Morris County, NJ are Spanish (50,182 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (8,748 speakers), and Hindi (6,399 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Morris County, NJ was 42.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Morris County, NJ are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Morris County, NJ residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

94.6k people

18.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

94.1k people

As of 2017, 18.9% of Morris County, NJ residents (94.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morris County, NJ was 18.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    260,034 ± 12,336 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    194,328 ± 10,704 people

  3. Mexico

    107,599 ± 8,005 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 260,034 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 194,328 and Mexico with 107,599.

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Citizenship

93.6%

2018 Citizenship

92.1%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.6% of Morris County, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Morris County, NJ was 92.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    349k ± 989

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    67.8k ± 4.65k

  3. Asian Alone

    51.7k ± 1.59k

In 2018, there were 5.14 times more White Alone residents (349k people) in Morris County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 67.8k Hispanic or Latino and 51.7k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    50,182 speakers (10.7%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    8,748 speakers (1.86%)

  3. Hindi

    6,399 speakers (1.36%)

24.5% of Morris County, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Morris County, NJ was Spanish. 10.7% of the overall population of Morris County, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 1.86% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.36% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6,228 ± 1,248

  2. Korea

    2,808 ± 742

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,002 ± 682

Morris County, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Morris County, NJ awarded 3,535 degrees. The student population of Morris County, NJ is skewed towards women, with 7,101 male students and 8,398 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Morris County, NJ are White (2,001 and 58.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (549 and 16.1%), Black or African American (298 and 8.74%), and Unknown (289 and 8.48%).

The largest universities in Morris County, NJ by number of degrees awarded are County College of Morris (1,324 and 37.5%), Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus (845 and 23.9%), and Drew University (507 and 14.3%).

The most popular majors in Morris County, NJ are General Business Administration & Management (352 and 9.96%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (278 and 7.86%), and Registered Nursing (223 and 6.31%).

The median tuition costs in Morris County, NJ are $35,876 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 213 degrees awarded

  2. 120 degrees awarded

  3. 278 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Morris County, NJ was General Business Administration & Management with 213 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Morris County, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,324 degrees awarded

  2. 845 degrees awarded

  3. 507 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$35,876

Median Private

In 2017, the Morris County, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was County College of Morris with 1,324 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,354

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,181

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,354 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Morris County, NJ, which is 0.621 times less than the 2,181 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Morris County, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,001 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    549 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    298 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Morris County, NJ were to White students. These 2,001 degrees mean that there were 3.64 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 549 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morris County, NJ was $469,900 in 2018, which is 2.05 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $462,400 to $469,900, a 1.62% increase. The homeownership rate in Morris County, NJ is 73.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Morris County, NJ have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Morris County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$469,900

2018 Median

± $9,469

$462,400

2017 Median

± $8,065

In 2018, the median property value in Morris County, NJ grew to to $469,900 from the previous year's value of $462,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Morris County, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morris County, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$112,288

Median Household Income

± $3,704

182k

Number of Households

± 6,390

In 2018, the median household income of the 182k households in Morris County, NJ declined from $112,288 from the previous year's value of $114,732.

The following chart displays the households in Morris County, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Morris County, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morris County, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.2%

2018 Homeownership

73.8%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.2% of the housing units in Morris County, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Morris County, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morris County, NJ have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.5% of the workforce in Morris County, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.4%

  2. Worked At Home

    6.51%

  3. Carpooled

    6.1%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Morris County, NJ was Drove Alone (80.4%), followed by those who Worked At Home (6.51%) and those who Carpooled (6.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Morris County, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Morris County, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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