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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Woodcliff Lake had a population of 6,059 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Woodcliff Lake is located at latitude 41.0234 and longitude -74.0665 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Woodcliff Lake encompass a land area of 3.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 246 feet.

The Borough of Woodcliff Lake (GNIS ID: 885449) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Woodcliff Lake: Pascack, Woodcliff.


Woodcliff Lake, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 6,059 (100%)
Population in Households 5,971 (98.5%)
Population in Families 5,556 (91.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 88 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 1,795
Diversity Index2 36


Median Household Income $189,249
Average Household Income $260,175
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $86,718
Wealth Index5 418


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,827 (87.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $811,228
Average Home Value $840,011
Housing Affordability Index3 120


Total Households 2,019
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 1,683
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.55% 0.37%
Households 0.51% 0.34%
Families 0.5% 0.35%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.06%
Owner Occupied HU   0.39%


Woodcliff Lake, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Woodcliff Lake to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 232 58th
Population Density # 353 35th
Median Household Income # 19 97th
Housing Affordability Index # 240 44th
Per Capita Income # 20 97th
Diversity Index # 335 39th

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