Cliffside Park, NJ
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Cliffside Park profile

Living in Cliffside Park

Cliffside Park is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 25,693 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Cliffside Park is the 70th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Cliffside Park are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs, Cliffside Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cliffside Park are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cliffside Park is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cliffside Park who work in management occupations (12.93%), business and financial occupations (10.27%), and office and administrative support (10.12%).

Also of interest is that Cliffside Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.50% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The overall crime rate in Cliffside Park is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

In Cliffside Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.61 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the borough is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Cliffside Park use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Cliffside Park‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Cliffside Park ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Cliffside Park, 46.59% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Cliffside Park in 2018 was $46,421, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $185,684 for a family of four. However, Cliffside Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cliffside Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Cliffside Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cliffside Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Cliffside Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.90% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cliffside Park include Italian, Irish, Russian, Brazilian, and Palestinian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Cliffside Park's cultural character, accounting for 46.99% of the borough’s population.

The most common language spoken in Cliffside Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.