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Clifton, NJ Community Information

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History:

In 1824, New Jersey gave its stamp of approval for the Morris Canal, and idea invented by George P. McCullough a Morristown businessman. McCullough conceived of a canal descending from Great Pond (Lake Hopatcong) to the Delaware River on the west and to the Passaic River on the east to transport goods from the coast to inland cities.
Coal was the main commodity shipped on the canal. Other products included grains, wood, cider, hay, iron ore, lumber and fertilizer. Richfield farmers required the later commodity and also used the waterway for drainage. Tolls were charged for freight and passengers. Although tolls were charged, the Morris Canal was never a financial success.
The Morris Canal provided Clifton residents with many recreational opportunities. The waterway was a popular place to paddle a canoe, take a refreshing plunge on a warm summer day, catch a fish or two, or join a skating party during the winter months. After the turn of the century, the Morris Canal's commercial value was nearing it's end. The waterway could never compete against the railroads, which transported good much faster and were operational year round. In 1924, Navigation on the canal came to an end and the canal was drained.
In 1917, residents voted to incorporate as the City of Clifton, former name was Acquackanock Township. The next day, Finkle Sr. becomes interim mayor. January 1, 1918 George F. Schmidt becomes Clifton's first elected mayor. Today Clifton is a large booming town.

General Information:

Town Name: Clifton
City Hall:
Address: 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton NJ 07013
Phone Number: 973-470-5800
Land Area:
Distance to NYC: 19.8 miles
Town Website: http://www.cliftonnj.org
Library Website: http://www.cliftonpl.org/
Water Service: Passaic Valley Water Commission
Gas & Electric: PSE & G
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 85,177 Population Density / Mile: 7,566
    Median Age: 39.87 Number of Households: 31,117
    Average Household Size: 2.73 Households with Children: 9,360
    Median Household Income: $73,214
  • Population
    Population: 85,177 Population Density / Mile: 7,566
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 8.38% Male Population: 41,417
    Female Population: 43,760 Median Age: 39.87
  • Households
    Number of Households: 31,117 Average Household Size: 2.73
    Households with Children: 9,360 Households without Children: 12,490
    Family Households: 21,850 Non-Family Households: 1,180
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $73,214 Average Household Income: $89,787
    Per Capita Income: $32,857 Average Total Household Expenditure: $53,724
  • Education
    Educational Climate Index: 4

    1 = Low, 5 = High

    The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

  • Employment
Annual Precipitation: 51.5 Average January Low Temperature: 19.5
Average January High Temperature: 37.7 Average July Low Temperature: 64.4
Average July High Temperature: 85.5  
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AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES  181 Locations
BANKS - FINANCIAL  188 Locations
EATING - DRINKING  383 Locations
FARM - RANCH  5 Locations
GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC  12 Locations
HEALTH CARE SERVICES  761 Locations
HOSPITALITY  13 Locations
ORGANIZATIONS - ASSOCIATIONS  84 Locations
PERSONAL SERVICES  1560 Locations
PET SERVICES  12 Locations
SHOPPING  863 Locations
TRAVEL  78 Locations
School Information:
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
CLIFTON HIGH SCHOOL Details/Map
NUMBER 1 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
NUMBER 11 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
NUMBER 12 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
NUMBER 13 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
NUMBER 14 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
NUMBER 15 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
NUMBER 16 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
NUMBER 17 Details/Map
NUMBER 3 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
NUMBER 4 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
NUMBER 5 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
NUMBER 8 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
NUMBER 9 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
SCHOOL NUMBER 2 Details/Map
WOODROW WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Christopher Columbus Mid (Elementary School) View Report
Clifton High (Secondary School) View Report
Number 1 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 11 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 12 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 13 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 14 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 15 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 16 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 17 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 2 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 3 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 4 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 5 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 8 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 9 (Elementary School) View Report
Woodrow Wilson Middle Sch (Elementary School) View Report

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