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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: 84,431
Population Density / Mile: 7,499
Median Age: 40.52
Number of Households: 30,849
Average Household Size: 2.729
Households with Children: 8,798
Median Household Income: $75,071

Population

Population: 84,431
Population Density / Mile: 7,499
Change in Population Since 2010: 7.33%
Male Population: 41,161
Female Population: 43,269
Median Age: 40.52

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 5605
5-9 years: 5363
10-14 years: 5302
15-19 years: 4779
20-24 years: 4871
25-29 years: 5007
30-34 years: 5051
35-39 years: 5624
40-44 years: 5856
45-49 years: 5522
50-54 years: 5412
55-59 years: 5693
60-64 years: 5697
65-69 years: 4965
70-74 years: 4002
75-79 years: 2485
80-84 years: 1621
85+ years: 1578

Households

Number of Households: 30,849
Average Household Size: 2.729
Households with Children: 8,798
Households without Children: 12,699
Family Households: 21,497
Non-Family Households: 1,307

Marital Status

Never Married: 24229
Now Married: 32600
Separated: 1565
Widowed: 4208
Divorced: 5558

Income

Median Household Income: $75,071
Average Household Income: $93,855
Per Capita Income: $34,341
Average Total Household Expenditure: $62,596

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $37,023
25-44 years: $81,774
45-64 years: $90,605
Over 64 years: $48,073

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 1166
$10,000-$15,000 1124
$15,000-$20,000 1361
$20,000-$25,000 1162
$25,000-$30,000 1328
$30,000-$35,000 1031
$35,000-$40,000 1063
$40,000-$45,000 1036
$45,000-$50,000 1112
$50,000-$60,000 2092
$60,000-$75,000 2938
$75,000-$100,000 4022
$100,000-$125,000 3457
$125,000-$150,000 2563
$150,000-$200,000 3347
$200,000-$250,000 1148
$250,000-$500,000 490
$500,000 up 410

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: 4125
Some High School: 2663
High School Grad: 18779
Some College: 10169
Associate Degree: 3598
Bachelors Degree: 12959
Graduate Degree: 6218

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 106
Lead 64
Nitrogen Oxide 148
Ozone 75
Particulate Matter 104
Air Pollution 99

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Attractions - Recreation 59 Locations
Automotive Services 188 Locations
Banks - Financial 187 Locations
Eating - Drinking 372 Locations
Farm - Ranch 5 Locations
Government - Public 13 Locations
Health Care Services 788 Locations
Hospitality 7 Locations
Organizations - Associations 87 Locations
Personal Services 1639 Locations
Pet Services 14 Locations
Shopping 841 Locations
Travel 72 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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