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 24,795 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Cliffside Park, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,795
Daytime Population: Workers 3,098
Daytime Population: Residents 12,596
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,694
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 24,792
Population in Familes 19,364
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 25,734
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $63,044
Average Household Income $86,919
Per Capita Income $36,009


Total Housing Units 11,044 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,652 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,619 (50.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 773 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $416,571
Average Home Value $475,441


Total Households 10,271
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 6,379
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.69% 0.73%
Households 0.44% 0.6%
Families 0.44% 0.6%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

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, 2017 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 Density # 6 99th
Diversity Index # 63 88th
Median Household Income # 377 31st
Per Capita Income # 306 44th

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