Cliffside Park, New Jersey

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Cliffside Park, New Jersey

Introduction to Cliffside Park, New Jersey

Cliffside Park, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 1 mile NE of North Bergen, New Jersey and 5 miles N of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. Cliffside Park contains a population of approximately 23,007.

Cliffside Park History

Initially, Cliffside Park was a part of Ridgefield Township. It was incorporated on January 15, 1895. Palisades Amusement Park, which closed on September 12, 1971, was located in Cliffside Park.

Cliffside Park and nearby Attractions

  • Riverbank State Park
  • Fort Lee Historic Park & Museum
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
  • Overpeck County Park
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • Apollo Theater

Things To Do In Cliffside Park

A number of recreational facilities are available at Cliffside Park. The town includes a soccer complex, facilities for roller hockey, a football field and basketball courts. It includes a multitude of restaurants, which serve Italian and Turkish dishes. You can also explore the shopping areas of Anderson Avenue in Cliffside Park

Cliffside Park Transportation

Air transportation is provided by La Guardia International Airport.

Cliffside Park Higher Education

Columbia University, Barnard College, Manhattan School of Music, Helene Fuld College of Nursing and Boricua College are nearby.

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High Points

Cliffside Park strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Cliffside Park Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Cliffside Park Racial Diversity
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Cliffside Park Low Property Crime
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Cliffside Park Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Cliffside Park Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Cliffside Park, New Jersey

Comparing Cliffside Park to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 9 6
Senior Citizens 9 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
Median Family Income 7 3
People in Middle Class or Better 6 2
People Above Poverty 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Short Commute Times 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
Housing Recently Built 4 6
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 9
Low Violent Crime 8 6

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Cliffside Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NE of North Bergen, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 5 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07010
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.821
Longitude -73.988

Cliffside Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
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Cliffside Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 23,007 100%
Male 11,091 48.2%
Female 11,916 51.8%
Under 18 3,881 16.9%
18+ 19,126 83.1%
65+ 4,229 18.4%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 2.95
White 17,911 77.9%
African-American 422 1.8%
Asian 2,772 12%
American Indian & Alaskan 58 0.3%
Other 1,144 5%
Mixed Race 695 3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4,177 18.2%

Estimated Cliffside Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 23,035
Growth 28
Growth % 0.1%

Cliffside Park Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.2%
Italian 22.6%
Irish 5.4%
Armenian 3.8%
German 3.5%
US/American 3.1%
Polish 3.1%
Russian 3.1%
Croatian 2.9%
Brazilian 2.4%
Greek 2.2%
Turkish 1.3%
Ukrainian 1.2%
English 1.1%
Iranian 0.9%
Hungarian 0.8%
Albanian 0.8%
Austrian 0.8%
Yugoslavian 0.7%
Romanian 0.5%
Israeli 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
British 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Other Arab 0.3%
Palestinian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Nigerian 0.2%
Moroccan 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Iraqi 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cliffside Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cliff Park (07010)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cliffside Park 23,007 $54,915
Edgewater 7,677 $72,692
Fairview 13,255 $46,365
Guttenberg 10,807 $47,440
North Bergen 58,092 $46,172
Palisades Park 17,073 $54,503
Ridgefield 10,830 $66,330

Cliffside Park Public Libraries

Cliffside Park Public Library
Cliffside Park, New Jersey
(201) 945-2867
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Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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