Clifton, NJ Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Facts

Town 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

Demographics

Quick Facts

Population: 85,528
Population Density / Mile: 7,597
Median Age: 40.07
Number of Households: 31,243
Average Household Size: 2.73
Households with Children: 9,133
Median Household Income: $74,015

Population

Population: 85,528
Population Density / Mile: 7,597
Change in Population Since 2010: 8.87%
Male Population: 41,637
Female Population: 43,891
Median Age: 40.07

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 5791
5-9 years: 5241
10-14 years: 5234
15-19 years: 4942
20-24 years: 5039
25-29 years: 5147
30-34 years: 5400
35-39 years: 5883
40-44 years: 5880
45-49 years: 5605
50-54 years: 5685
55-59 years: 5897
60-64 years: 5630
65-69 years: 4829
70-74 years: 3640
75-79 years: 2351
80-84 years: 1629
85+ years: 1704

Households

Number of Households: 31,243
Average Household Size: 2.73
Households with Children: 9,133
Households without Children: 12,762
Family Households: 21,895
Non-Family Households: 1,228

Marital Status

Never Married: 24884
Now Married: 33194
Separated: 1298
Widowed: 4145
Divorced: 5740

Income

Median Household Income: $74,015
Average Household Income: $89,933
Per Capita Income: $32,900
Average Total Household Expenditure: $54,238

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $47,191
25-44 years: $80,711
45-64 years: $88,336
Over 64 years: $43,953

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 1354
$10,000-$15,000 1001
$15,000-$20,000 1324
$20,000-$25,000 1229
$25,000-$30,000 1321
$30,000-$35,000 1065
$35,000-$40,000 1232
$40,000-$45,000 1155
$45,000-$50,000 1179
$50,000-$60,000 2047
$60,000-$75,000 2885
$75,000-$100,000 4359
$100,000-$125,000 3625
$125,000-$150,000 2313
$150,000-$200,000 3610
$200,000-$250,000 866
$250,000-$500,000 367
$500,000 up 312

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.

Level of Education

No High School: 4034
Some High School: 3084
High School Grad: 18871
Some College: 11039
Associate Degree: 3787
Bachelors Degree: 12358
Graduate Degree: 6107

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 60
Blue Collar: 40

Geography

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

Pollution Index (Avg. = 100)

Carbon Monoxide 107
Lead 64
Nitrogen Oxide 149
Ozone 76
Particulate Matter 104
Air Pollution 100

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Attractions - Recreation 56 Locations
Automotive Services 189 Locations
Banks - Financial 189 Locations
Eating - Drinking 372 Locations
Farm - Ranch 5 Locations
Government - Public 12 Locations
Health Care Services 795 Locations
Hospitality 8 Locations
Organizations - Associations 85 Locations
Personal Services 1596 Locations
Pet Services 13 Locations
Shopping 843 Locations
Travel 80 Locations

Schools

Christopher Columbus Mid Elementary
Clifton High Secondary
Number 1 Elementary
Number 11 Elementary
Number 12 Elementary
Number 13 Elementary
Number 14 Elementary
Number 15 Elementary
Number 16 Elementary
Number 17 Elementary
Number 2 Elementary
Number 3 Elementary
Number 4 Elementary
Number 5 Elementary
Number 8 Elementary
Number 9 Elementary
Woodrow Wilson Middle Sch Elementary

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