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Florham Park

Borough of Florham Park

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
      County: 
    Morris County
      City: 
    Florham Park
      County FIPS: 
    34027
      Coordinates: 
    40°46′34″N 74°23′40″W
      Area total: 
    7.48 sq mi (19.37 km²)
      Area land: 
    7.31 sq mi (18.94 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.16 sq mi (0.42 km²)
      Elevation: 
    217 ft (66 m)
      Established: 
    Incorporated March 9, 1899
  •   Latitude: 
    40,7786
      Longitude: 
    -74,3901
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    07932
      GMAP: 

    Florham Park, Morris County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
    12,585
      Population density: 
    1,722.1 residents per square mile of area (664.9/km²)
      Household income: 
    $104,592
      Households: 
    4,036
      Unemployment rate: 
    7.10%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      Income taxes: 
    8.97%

Florham Park is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States census, the borough's population was 11,696, reflecting an increase of 2,839 (+32.1%) from the 8,857 counted in the 2000 Census. In 2012, Forbes.com listed Florham Park as 440th in its listing of "America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes", with a median home price of $675,107. The National Football League's New York Jets relocated their main headquarters in 2008 to the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, located in the borough. The borough was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 9, 1899, from portions of Chatham Township. It is located in southeastern Morris County and is bordered to the south by Madison and Chatham Boroughs; to the north by Hanover and East Hanover Townships; and on east by the Passaic River where it borders Essex County communities Livingston and Millburn Townships. At various times during its history, the area was known as Hoppingtown, Broomtown, Columbia, Afton, and finally Florham park. The new town was named after Florence and Hamilton Twombly's and Dr. Leslie Wardone of the founders of the Prudential Insurance Company and the first vice president of the companyit was named "Brooklake Park", partially because of the beautiful lake that was on the property. Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the borough include Columbia Ridge.

History

Florham Park was first settled by the English sometime between 1680 and 1700. The area was known for the manufacture of quality brooms, which was the source of one of its town names, Broomtown. It was part of Hanover Township, then Chatham Township before being incorporated as Florham Park in 1899. The new town was named after Florence and Hamilton Twombly's and Dr. Leslie Wardone of the founders of the Prudential Insurance Company. Both of these families were supporters of many civic projects including the petitioning of the State of New Jersey to create their own municipality. After the legislature voted on March 9, 1899, the governor signed the bill on March 20, making Florham park a borough. The second part to the name "Florham park" received its name from a second mansion in town that was on about 1,000 acres (4.0 km²) of land situated where the current Brooklake Country Club is located. It is now home to the Brooklake Golf Club and Country Club, which is a member of the New Jersey Country Club Association. The town is located in Morris County, New Jersey, near the town of Morristown and the New York City borough of Hackensack. It has a population of about 2,000 people, making it one of the smallest boroughs in New Jersey. The city is located on the banks of the Hudson River, which runs through the center of the town. The population of the borough is about 3,000, with the majority of its residents living in the central area.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 7.48 square miles (19.36 km²) The borough is located in southeastern Morris County and is bordered to the south by Madison and Chatham Boroughs. Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the borough include Columbia Ridge. The borough has a population of 1,816. It is located on the banks of the Passaic River, a tributary of the Hudson River. The Borough is part of the New Jersey Department of Education's New Jersey Division of Public Health and Human Services, which is responsible for health and human services in New Jersey, New York, New Jersey and New England. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the borough's population at 1,715. It has a land area of 7.31 square miles (18.93 km²), including 7.31 square miles of land and 0.17 square miles (0.43 km²) of water (2.23%). The borough's water area is 0.43 miles (1.01 km) and the borough has 0.01 square miles of land (0 0.03 km), including 0.02 square mile (0% of water) of land that is not covered by water. It also borders the towns of Hanover and East Hanover Townships; to the west by Morris Township; and on the east by Essex County.

Demographics

As of the 2000 United States census there were 8,857 people, 3,239 households, and 2,474 families residing in the borough. The median household income was $106,227 (with a margin of error of +/ $10,030) in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars. The per capita income for the borough was $46,564 (+/ $4,867). About 0.5% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 7.7%, those age 65 or over. The borough has a population of 11,696, with 4,201 housing units. The racial makeup of the borough is 86.35% (10,099) White, 4.35 (509) Black or African American, 6.37% (745) Asian, 0.07% (8) Pacific Islander, 1.10% (129) from other races, and 1.69% (198) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.08% (594) of thePopulation. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.03. The population was spread out, with 21.7%. under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 25.2%. from 25 to 44, 27.7. from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older.

Economy

Florham Park is the North American headquarters of the BASF corporation, the world's largest chemical company. Nickel alloys producer VDM Metals USA operates a melting plant in Florham Park. Business process services company Conduent is based in Floramont Park. The city is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The town is also home to a number of colleges, including North Carolina State University and North Carolina-Chapel Hill. It is also the home of the American Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of American History and Ethnology, both of which are based in the town of Florham, North Carolina.

Government

Florham Park is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. 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. The borough form of government is the most common system used in the state. New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term end 2025) Florham Park's county is governed by a Board of County Commissioners comprised of seven members who are elected at-large in partisan elections. As of 2022, Morris County's Commissioners are:Commissioner Director Tayfun Selen (R, Chatham Township, term as commissioner ends December 31, 2023; term as director ends 2022),Commissioner Deputy Director John Krickus (R) (term as deputy director ends 2024),Douglas Cabana (R), Boonton Township, 2022. County Clerk and Sheriff are Ann Fippany Grossi and Heather Darling (R and Surrogate) (both elected for five-yearterms of office) As of March 2011, there were a total of 7,111 registered voters in FlorhamPark. As in 2011, 3,035 (18.5%) were registered as Democrats (185%) and 3,319 (42%) as Republicans (3,035, 3) (as of March 2013, there are 1,319 registered Democrats in FlorHam Park, which were registered to vote in March 2013.

Education

The Florham Park School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 201819 school year, the district had an enrollment of 994 students and 92.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 10.8:1. Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades are served by the Hanover Park Regional High School District. Holy Family School is a Catholic school operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson. The seats on the district's nine-member board of education are allocated to the constituent municipalities based on population. Portions of the Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus, also are located inFlorham Park. The Villa of Saint Ann, a classical Greek amphitheater built into a hillside, and the original dairy farm for the complex are in the area. The College of Saint Elizabeth campus is also located in the district. The district's high school is located in Whippany Park, a section of Hanover Township. The school opened in 1954 with 173 students and reached a peak enrollment of 700 in the 1960s. It is one of the oldest public schools in New Jersey, along with the New Jersey City Public School District, which opened in 1875. The high school had anrollment of 839 students and 76.6 classroom teachers in the 2014-15 school year. It has a student-to-teacher ratios of 11.0:1 and 11.6:1, respectively.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 48.73 miles (78.42 km) of roadways. New Jersey Route 24 is the most prominent highway directly serving Florham Park. NJ Transit provides bus service from the borough to Newark on the 70 and 73 routes, with local service on routes 878 and 879. Service had been offered on the MCM8 route, which was suspended in 2010 after subsidies to the contract provider were eliminated as part of NJ Transit budget cuts. There is one interchange partially within the borough, Exit 2 (County Route 510), which also passes through the borough. The borough has a population of 2,816. The town's population was 2,715 in the 2010 Census. The city's population is 2,917. It has an estimated population of 3,716. It is located in the New Jersey Bay Area, which is the state's second-largest urban area after New York City. It also has a small section of the Hudson River, which runs through the center of the town. The municipality's population has been declining since the 1970s and 1980s, when it was at its highest. The population has declined slightly since the 1990s and 2000s, but it is still at a high level. It was the largest borough in New Jersey at the time of the 2010 New Jersey primary elections. The current population is 3,817. The mayor is John McKeon, who has served as mayor since 2001.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Florham Park, Morris County, New Jersey = 34.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 27. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Florham Park = 3.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 12,585 individuals with a median age of 46.5 age the population grows by 21.20% in Florham Park, Morris County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,722.1 residents per square mile of area (664.9/km²). There are average 2.56 people per household in the 4,036 households with an average household income of $104,592 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.10% of the available work force and has dropped -3.41% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 26.08%. The number of physicians in Florham Park per 100,000 population = 324.9.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Florham Park = 48.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 28 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 118. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 209. 86 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 17.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 49, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Florham Park, Morris County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 82.08%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 30 years with median home cost = $454,510 and home appreciation of -13.90%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $18.49 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $8,175 per student. There are 11.8 students for each teacher in the school, 323 students for each Librarian and 970 students for each Counselor. 3.75% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 33.09% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 24.70% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • The population development of Florham Park, Morris County, New Jersey.

    Approximately 53.16% female residents and 46.84% male residents live in Florham Park, Morris County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Florham Park, Morris County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 35.50% are single population.

  • 29 minutes is the average time that residents in Florham Park require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    82.44% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 4.15% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 6.01% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.69% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Florham Park, Morris County, New Jersey, 82.08% are owner-occupied homes, another 13.64% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.27% are vacant.

  • The 54.18% of the population in Florham Park, Morris County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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