Information about Parsippany, New Jersey
In 2014, Parsippany had a population of 53,583, based on U.S. Census figures. More than 62 percent of residents identified as white alone, and just over 29 percent identified as Asian, with 3.5 percent identifying as black or African American and just over eight percent as Hispanic or Latino.
Parsippany has more than 30 parks, including Cameron Dog Park, Volunteers Park, which features a skate park, and Craftsman Farms, which is a National Historic Landmark. The largest is Knoll Park at more than 350 acres, which includes walking paths, picnic areas and facilities for bocce, horseshoes and volleyball, as well as a nature center and amphitheater. Additionally, golfers can choose from two 18-hole public courses, the Knoll East and the Knoll West. Each summer, Parsippany hosts a concert series at Veterans Memorial Park.
Parsippany Educational Opportunities
Students can find three public universities within 15 miles of Parsippany. These include William Paterson University of New Jersey in Wayne and Kean University in Union, as well as Montclair State University in Montclair. The latter was ranked 34th among regional universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
Also within a 15-mile commute of Parsippany, there are numerous private nonprofit schools, including the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, Caldwell College in Caldwell, Drew University in Madison, Seton Hall University in South Orange and Bloomfield College in Bloomfield. Two-year schools in this radius include County College of Morris in Randolph and Passaic County Community College in Paterson.
Parsippany is home to three Fortune 500 companies: petroleum refiner PBF Energy, vehicle rental company Avis Budget Group and pharmaceutical company Actavis. Other companies headquartered in the town include Wyndham Worldwide, RedVision, and DSP Clinical Research.