Clifton, New Jersey Population 2020

85,279

Clifton is a city located in Passaic County, New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 85,279, it is the 5th largest city in New Jersey (after Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, and Elizabeth) and the 408th largest city in the United States. Clifton is currently growing at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 1.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 84,136 in 2010. Spanning over 11 miles, Clifton has a population density of 7,566 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clifton is $92,489 with a poverty rate of 9.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,375 per month, and the median house value is $337,200. The median age in Clifton is 38.5 years, 37.5 years for males, and 39.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.1 males.

Clifton Nj Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clifton Nj was:

  • White: 66.13%
  • Other race: 14.97%
  • Asian: 9.66%
  • Black or African American: 6.39%
  • Two or more races: 2.29%
  • Native American: 0.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Clifton, New Jersey is 85,279, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 85,273. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 84,136.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,32166.13%
Some Other Race12,75214.97%
Asian8,2279.66%
Black or African American5,4456.39%
Two or More Races1,9472.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native4100.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander670.08%

Clifton Nj Population Pyramid 2020

Clifton Nj Median Age

38.5


Total

37.5


Male

39.6


Female

Clifton Nj Adults

There are 67,788 adults, (12,918 of whom are seniors) in Clifton Nj.

Clifton Nj Age Dependency

55.2

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Clifton Nj Sex Ratio

Female

44,107

51.79%

Male

41,062

48.21%

Clifton Nj Households and Families

Clifton Nj Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clifton Nj Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.4%28.6%
All58.9%41.1%
Male50%50%
Non Family47%53%
Female43.6%56.4%

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,1692.958.9
Married14,5953.5771.4
Non Family8,5821.2147
Female4,3933.743.6
Male1,5993.650

3.5

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clifton Nj Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,2347.16%
9th to 12th Grade2,7454.64%
High School Graduate18,94032.01%
Some College10,12317.11%
Associates Degree3,6086.10%
Bachelors Degree13,08222.11%
Graduate Degree6,43010.87%

Clifton Nj Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,23726,80511,087
Hispanic20,33916,6603,884
Other Race8,5376,8711,135
Asian5,9825,4293,641
Black3,2512,951740
Multiple Races1,039911325
Native American1076327
Islander3333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.87%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,098$51,872$36,998
Less Than High School$25,175$29,534$20,546
High School Grad$33,690$40,361$25,752
Some College$41,636$51,399$35,311
Bachelors Degree$61,223$68,806$54,608
Graduate Degree$72,194$85,428$69,813

$45,098

Average Earnings

$51,872

Average Male

$36,998

Average Female

Clifton Nj Language

Clifton Nj Language by Age

Clifton Nj Language

45.88% of Clifton Nj residents speak only English, while 54.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.27% of the population.

Clifton Nj Poverty

Clifton Nj Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic32,0093,71611.61%
White38,2063,6389.52%
Other12,7421,28710.10%
Black5,24554910.47%
Native41034784.63%
Asian8,1732573.14%
Multiple1,9191377.14%
Islander463065.22%

9.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.33%

Male Poverty Rate

10.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clifton Nj

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clifton Nj is Native, with 84.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clifton Nj is Asian, with 3.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.31%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.00%
High School8.14%
Some College7.70%
Bachelors or Greater3.80%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed10.14%
Female Unemployed10.11%
Female Employed4.56%
Male Employed4.26%

Clifton Nj Income

Clifton Nj Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$74,307$92,489
Families$88,923$105,473
Married Families$102,645$117,867
Non Families$39,262$56,212

Clifton Nj Marital Status

Clifton Nj Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Clifton Nj Married by Age and Sex

Clifton Nj Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Clifton Nj Marital Status by Race

Clifton Nj Veterans

2,356

Number of Veterans

2,301

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam964
Korea283
World War II211
First Gulf War154
Second Gulf War126
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0804.58%
Hispanic2200.92%
Black1132.69%
Other670.67%
Asian580.86%
2 or More272.16%
Indian118.87%

$Clifton Nj Veterans by Education

4.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clifton Nj Employment Status

66.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Clifton Nj Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

49.44%

Born in New Jersey

64.98%

Native Born

35.02%

Foreign Born

12.15%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

64.98% of Clifton Nj residents were born in the United States, with 49.44% having been born in New Jersey. 12.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202085,27930.00%
201985,27630.00%
201885,2731290.15%
201785,14430.00%
201685,141-91-0.11%
201585,232550.06%
201485,1772540.30%
201384,9232140.25%
201284,709170.02%
201184,6925200.62%
201084,1725,5000.68%
200078,6726,9300.93%
199071,742-2,646-0.36%
198074,388-8,049-1.02%
197082,4373530.04%
196082,08417,5732.44%
195064,51115,6842.82%
194048,8271,9520.41%
193046,87520,4055.88%
192026,4700.00%