MONTVILLE, NJ – The Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation created unique 2019 profiles of all 39 Morris County municipalities as part of a joint marketing effort with the Morris County Economic Development Corporation.

The EDC sought the profiles for marketing purposes as part of its continuing effort to bring new businesses and jobs to the county, or help keep existing employers here, according to a release from the county.

Each four-page municipal profile includes sections on demographics, land use, and housing, economic indicators, education, and crime.

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Factors indicated for Montville Township include:

  • the average property tax paid in Montville Township 2017 was $12,193; in Morris County it was $10,262, while in New Jersey it was $8,690
  • 65% of the residents are between the ages of 15 and 64, with a median age of 44.2
  • 78.5% of residences are owner-occupied
  • the population for 2017 is estimated at 21,681
  • the median housing price for 2017 was $575,700, which was up $17,200 from 2016
  • U.S. Census data indicators estimate that for those age 25+, almost half (46.3%) have an Associates or Bachelors degree and 29% have a graduate or professional degree
  • crime rate: .5 per 1,000 persons in Montville in 2016, compared to 2.4 for all of NJ for “violent crime”

Other indicators such as mean travel time to work, workforce by sector, percent below poverty level, and public school state testing (PARCC) levels for the 2016-2017 school year and how they compare to state averages are also indicated in the charts.

To view the charts, as well as other towns’, go to: https://planning.morriscountynj.gov/data/ .

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