Cliffside Park is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 24,857 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Cliffside Park is the 80th 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cliffside Park who work in sales jobs (12.35%), office and administrative support (12.09%), and management occupations (11.26%).
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.
In Cliffside Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.45 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.
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 citizens of Cliffside Park are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.07% of adults in Cliffside Park have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Cliffside Park in 2010 was $36,606, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,424 for a family of four. However, Cliffside Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Cliffside Park is a very 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 29.91% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cliffside Park include Irish, Russian, German, and Croatian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Cliffside Park's cultural character, accounting for 41.80% of the borough’s population.
The most common language spoken in Cliffside Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.