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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,661
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens20.5%
Employed Population 16+12,657
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married50.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42%
Median Earnings25+$45,033
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,075
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,531

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,607
% Above Poverty Level87.6%
% Below Poverty Level12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.2%
% Using Public Transportation28.5%

Housing

People Living Alone30.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,253
Median House Value$415,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.2%
Italian15.5%
Irish5.3%
Russian4.6%
Arab4.4%
German3.3%
Polish2.7%
Brazilian2.6%
Greek2.3%
Turkish2.1%
US/American1.9%
Egyptian1.7%
Croatian1.5%
English1.3%
West Indian1.1%
Palestinian1.1%
Ukrainian1%
Austrian0.8%
Albanian0.8%
Jamaican0.7%
Syrian0.7%
African0.6%
French Except Basque0.5%
Bulgarian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Macedonian0.4%
Jordanian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Cliffside Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7010
Phone Area Codes201,551
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.82
Approximate Longitude-73.99

Cliffside Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationNEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp27 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp51 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Edgewater11,998$125,810
Fairview14,314$61,639
Guttenberg11,628$54,488
North Bergen62,791$60,401
Palisades Park20,499$72,598
Ridgefield11,294$79,871

Cliffside Park Public Libraries

Cliffside Park Free Public Library
505 PALISADE AVENUE
Cliffside Park, New Jersey
(201) 945-2867

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Cliffside Park Public Schools

Cliffside Park High School
538 Palisade Avenue
ZIP: 7010
(201) 313-2370
High
Total Enrollment 1115
School #3
397 Palisade Avenue
ZIP: 7010
(201) 313-2330
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
School #4
279 Columbia Avenue
ZIP: 7010
(201) 313-2340
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
School #5
214 Day Ave
ZIP: 7010
(201) 313-2350
Primary
Total Enrollment 246
School #6
440 Oakdene Ave
ZIP: 7010
(201) 313-2360
Primary
Total Enrollment 756

Cliffside Park Private Schools

Apple Montessori School
600 Gorge Rd
ZIP: 7010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Children's Home Montessori School
777 Anderson Ave
ZIP: 7010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
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