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: 87,951
Population Density / Mile: 7,812
Median Age: 40.7
Number of Households: 32,124
Average Household Size: 2.731
Households with Children: 8,844
Median Household Income: $80,118

Population

Population: 87,951
Population Density / Mile: 7,812
Change in Population Since 2010: 11.81%
Male Population: 42,887
Female Population: 45,064
Median Age: 40.7

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 5765
5-9 years: 5610
10-14 years: 5615
15-19 years: 5019
20-24 years: 4996
25-29 years: 5180
30-34 years: 5242
35-39 years: 5709
40-44 years: 6033
45-49 years: 5785
50-54 years: 5622
55-59 years: 5815
60-64 years: 5865
65-69 years: 5250
70-74 years: 4275
75-79 years: 2791
80-84 years: 1756
85+ years: 1622

Households

Number of Households: 32,124
Average Household Size: 2.731
Households with Children: 8,844
Households without Children: 13,647
Family Households: 22,491
Non-Family Households: 1,264

Marital Status

Never Married: 24803
Now Married: 33996
Separated: 1934
Widowed: 4290
Divorced: 5938

Income

Median Household Income: $80,118
Average Household Income: $97,816
Per Capita Income: $35,774
Average Total Household Expenditure: $60,039

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $56,346
25-44 years: $89,330
45-64 years: $93,799
Over 64 years: $51,043

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 1157
$10,000-$15,000 1200
$15,000-$20,000 1318
$20,000-$25,000 1166
$25,000-$30,000 1086
$30,000-$35,000 1121
$35,000-$40,000 1126
$40,000-$45,000 1024
$45,000-$50,000 1058
$50,000-$60,000 2094
$60,000-$75,000 2763
$75,000-$100,000 4380
$100,000-$125,000 3815
$125,000-$150,000 2787
$150,000-$200,000 3295
$200,000-$250,000 1530
$250,000-$500,000 653
$500,000 up 554

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: 4416
Some High School: 3062
High School Grad: 20064
Some College: 9928
Associate Degree: 3657
Bachelors Degree: 13420
Graduate Degree: 6398

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 67 Locations
Automotive Services 210 Locations
Banks - Financial 378 Locations
Eating - Drinking 408 Locations
Farm - Ranch 5 Locations
Government - Public 11 Locations
Health Care Services 861 Locations
Hospitality 10 Locations
Organizations - Associations 99 Locations
Personal Services 1840 Locations
Pet Services 17 Locations
Shopping 937 Locations
Travel 79 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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