Clifton, NJ Neighborhood Information

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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: 85,177
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

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 5824
5-9 years: 5135
10-14 years: 5113
15-19 years: 5018
20-24 years: 5047
25-29 years: 5158
30-34 years: 5525
35-39 years: 5923
40-44 years: 5826
45-49 years: 5601
50-54 years: 5774
55-59 years: 5945
60-64 years: 5541
65-69 years: 4701
70-74 years: 3410
75-79 years: 2263
80-84 years: 1627
85+ years: 1747

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

Marital Status

Never Married: 25215
Now Married: 32869
Separated: 1195
Widowed: 4217
Divorced: 5609

Income

Median Household Income: $73,214
Average Household Income: $89,787
Per Capita Income: $32,857
Average Total Household Expenditure: $53,724

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $43,668
25-44 years: $78,919
45-64 years: $90,539
Over 64 years: $43,277

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 1630
$10,000-$15,000 899
$15,000-$20,000 1152
$20,000-$25,000 1102
$25,000-$30,000 1328
$30,000-$35,000 1194
$35,000-$40,000 1116
$40,000-$45,000 1255
$45,000-$50,000 1089
$50,000-$60,000 2177
$60,000-$75,000 2963
$75,000-$100,000 4228
$100,000-$125,000 3673
$125,000-$150,000 2218
$150,000-$200,000 3097
$200,000-$250,000 1121
$250,000-$500,000 479
$500,000 up 397

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: 3991
Some High School: 3360
High School Grad: 19252
Some College: 11229
Associate Degree: 3657
Bachelors Degree: 11721
Graduate Degree: 5829

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 61
Blue Collar: 39

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 64 Locations
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

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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