Millburn, New Jersey
Millburn is a suburban township located in Essex County, with a population of approximately 21,000 residents. It is a mere fifteen miles from Midtown Manhattan and includes access to the expansive South Mountain Reservation and the Paper Mill Playhouse, a nationally recognized theatre with Broadway-quality plays and entertainment. The theatre dates back to 1938 and seats up to 1200 attendees. For commuters, Millburn provides easy access to NJ Routes 24, 78, and 287 as well as a train ride of 45 minutes to NY Penn Station.
In 1756, Samuel Campbell set sail from Scotland with the dream of opening his own publishing company in America and ultimately, found himself settling in what is now Millburn, New Jersey. His first factory, the Thistle Mill, capitalized on the available water power in the "Raw Way River," In Scottish, "burn" means stream, and therefore, Campbell named his factory, the "mill on the burn." Millburn Township officially adopted the name "Millburn" in 1857. The Paper Mill Playhouse is currently located where Campbell built his first business in 1795.
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Millburn is a suburban township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population is 20,149, reflecting an increase of 384 (+1.9%) from the 19,765 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,135 (+6.1%) from the 18,630 counted in the 1990 Census. Short Hills is an upscale section and unincorporated community within Millburn.
Millburn was created as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 20, 1857, from portions of Springfield Township, when Union County was formed. Earlier known variously as Milltown, Millville, Rum Brook and Vauxhall, the name "Millburn" was adopted before the township was established. The township's name derives from the burn (Scottish for a stream) that powered mills in the area.
Millburn had the highest annual property tax bills in New Jersey in 2018 of $24,308, compared to a statewide average of $8,767. The township had the highest annual bill in 2009 of $19,097, compared to the statewide average of $7,300 that year, which was the highest in the United States. This is primarily a function of high property values, as Millburn had the lowest effective property tax rate in 2014 (1.9%) among the 22 municipalities in Essex County.
The township is one of New Jersey's highest-income communities. In 2000, Millburn had the 6th-highest per capita income in the state, with $76,796. Based on data from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey, the township had a per-capita income of $84,663, ranked 10th in the state. Based on data from the American Community Survey for 2013–2017, Millburn residents had a median household income of $202,862, ranked highest in the state among municipalities with more than 10,000 residents, more than double the statewide median of $76,475.