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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cliffside Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cliffside Park is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cliffside Park who work in sales jobs (13.19%), office and administrative support (12.98%), and management occupations (12.05%).
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 downside of living in Cliffside Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.14 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
For the size of the borough, public transportation in Cliffside Park is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Cliffside Park, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The citizens of Cliffside Park are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.50% 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 $37,891, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,564 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 29.57% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cliffside Park include Irish, German, Russian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Cliffside Park's cultural character, accounting for 43.97% of the borough’s population.
The most common language spoken in Cliffside Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.