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Clifton, NJ
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Living in Clifton


Clifton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 90,296 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Clifton is the eighth largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Clifton 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.

Clifton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Clifton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clifton who work in office and administrative support (11.52%), sales jobs (10.27%), and management occupations (8.29%).

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

Another interesting thing about Clifton, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Clifton is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Clifton, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The overall education level of Clifton citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.78% of adults in Clifton have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Clifton in 2018 was $36,297, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,188 for a family of four. However, Clifton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Clifton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clifton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clifton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Clifton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.86% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clifton include Italian, Polish, Irish, German, and English.

In addition, Clifton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (37.59%).

The most common language spoken in Clifton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.