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Welcome to Boonton ...

The town of Boonton is located in Morris County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Boonton has a population of 8,911 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Boonton, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated in 1866.

Boonton is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Boonton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Boonton: (973) and (862)<4>

Websites for Boonton ...

Official Website: www.boonton.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Boonton had an population of 8,911 people. This is an increase of 6.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Boonton had a population of 8,347 people. This makes Boonton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Boonton represents 0.09% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 53rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,347 people, the population of Boonton decreased 1.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,496 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Boonton.

Communities near Boonton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Boonton.

  • Newark [Essex County]
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    • Newark [Essex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Boonton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
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  • Paterson [Passaic County]
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    • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Boonton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
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  • Elizabeth [Union County]
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    • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Boonton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
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  • Clifton [Passaic County]
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    • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Boonton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Passaic [Passaic County]
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      • Passaic [Passaic County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Boonton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
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    • East Orange [Essex County]
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      • East Orange [Essex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Boonton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,630 people
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    • Plainfield [Union County]
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      • Plainfield [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Boonton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,011 people
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    • Hackensack [Bergen County]
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      • Hackensack [Bergen County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Boonton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,981 people
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    • Kearny [Hudson County]
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      • Kearny [Hudson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Boonton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,507 people
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    • Garfield [Bergen County]
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      • Garfield [Bergen County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Boonton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,641 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Boonton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Boonton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Boonton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Boonton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Boonton. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Boonton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Boonton ...

Looking for more information about Boonton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Boonton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Boonton.

Adding Boonton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Boonton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Boonton was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Boonton in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Boonton on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Boonton

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About Morris County

About New Jersey

The official website for Boonton: www.boonton.org/

The official website for Morris County: www.co.morris.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Morris, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Boonton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Boonton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (862) is an overlay for area code (973).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boonton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Boonton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BoontonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boonton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9028, Longitude: -74.4077    

 

 

 

 

 


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