Cliffside Park, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cliffside Park, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Cliffside Park had a population of 24,674 as of July 1, 2016. Cliffside Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cliffside Park is located at latitude 40.8221 and longitude -73.9878 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Cliffside Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 246 feet.

The Borough of Cliffside Park (GNIS ID: 885187) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cliffside Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cliffside Park, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,674
Population in Households 24,671
Population in Familes 19,221
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 25,609
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 10,265
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 6,361
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,693 (42.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,572 (50.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 744 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $411,502
Average Home Value $463,392


Median Household Income $61,461
Average Household Income $84,558
Per Capita Income $35,183
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.85%
Households 0.5% 0.73%
Families 0.47% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cliffside Park, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cliffside Park to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 39 93rd
Population Density1 # 6 99th
Diversity Index2 # 67 88th
Median Household Income # 388 29th
Per Capita Income # 308 44th

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