Morris Plains has the 3363rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Morris Plains is part of the New York City metro area. Unemployment in the New York City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. New York City has the largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Morris Plains is above average at $61,300, and the median cost of a home in Morris Plains is $470,200, which is above the national average. 53% of workers in Morris Plains hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 95% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Morris Plains. 77% of Morris Plains workers drive to work alone, 5% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Morris Plains spend an average of 29 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.