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Historic Preservation Grant Recommendations Made to the Freeholders

The Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board has made funding recommendations for the 2015 grant round. The Freeholders will take action on these recommendations during the Freeholders Public Meeting on July 8, 2015.

Open Space Grant Applications Received

For the 2015 funding round, 9 applications requesting over $2.6 million were submitted to the Morris County municipal/non-profit open space grant program.  The Open Space Trust Fund Committee will review the applications, visit the properties and provide funding recommendations to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders by November 9, 2015.  View the revised list of applications.

Municipal Population and County Housing Unit Estimates for 2014 Released by Census Bureau

The United States Census Bureau has released new municipal population estimates and county housing unit estimates for 2014.

Of note:

  • Between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2014 the Borough of Riverdale experienced the greatest percentage population increase in Morris County, rising by 13.7%, or 487 persons. This was also the fourth greatest percentage increase of all municipalities in the State.

  • Hanover Township experienced the greatest numeric increase in Morris County during this period, adding 947 persons.

  • During the same period, total housing units in Morris County increased by 0.9%, compared to a 1.1% increase for New Jersey.  

Tables showing the latest municipal population estimates and county housing unit estimates have been posted to the Data and Statistics page.

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