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Clifton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Clifton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Passaic County at latitude 40.8621 and longitude -74.1604. Passaic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 184 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Clifton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Clifton, New Jersey.

The P1 Census Class Code for Clifton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Clifton (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clifton: Weasel.

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Clifton, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 84,968
Population in Households 84,714
Population in Familes 70,991
Population in Group Qrtrs 254
Population Density1 7,546
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 30,817
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 21,154
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 32,368 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,875 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,942 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,551 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $286,471
Average Home Value $313,621


Median Household Income $58,904
Average Household Income $76,309
Per Capita Income $27,729
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.23% 0.34%
Households 0.12% 0.32%
Families 0.04% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
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.


Clifton, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clifton to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 49 91st
Diversity Index2 # 61 89th
Median Household Income # 389 29th
Per Capita Income # 418 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.