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Morris County

Population: 497,999
Households: 177,786
Medium Household (HH) Income: $179,876
Poverty Rate: 4%

What is the ALICE® population?

ALICE is a United Way acronym that stands for "Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed." ALICE households earn more than the official U.S. poverty level but less than the basic cost of living. Download the United Way ALICE Report.

How many ALICE households are in Morris County?

There are 46,154 households (25%) struggling, with 7,979 (4%) living below the U.S. poverty line and 38,175 (21%) falling into the ALICE population.

Morris County Pie Chart

What does it cost to afford the basic necessities in Morris County?

Based on the Household Survival Budget (see below), it takes $67,871 for a family of two adults, an infant and toddler to afford the basics – more than double the U.S. poverty rate of $23,050.

The Household Survival Budget for a single adult is $27,599 compared to the U.S. poverty rate of $11,170.

Morris County Chart

Where does ALICE live in Morris County?

Morris County Map

United Way of Northern New Jersey at work in Morris County

United Way of Northern New Jersey is working to advance the common good by focusing on the very basics to lead a good life – quality Education, Income, and Health. Everyone wins when children living in our communities succeed in school and achieve their potential; when families become financially stable and independent, and when individuals are able to achieve and maintain good health throughout the stages of their lives.

At United Way, we aim to create long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant local and regional issues. The following initiatives help address local issues and ultimately improve the quality of life for all in northern New Jersey.

Success By 6  |  Youth Empowerment Alliance

Financial Independence Initiative

Caregivers Coalition

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