Clifton, New Jersey

Population 84,722

Clifton is located in Passaic County, NJ. The population is 84,722, making Clifton the 2nd largest city in Passaic County and the 6th largest city in the state of New Jersey.

There are 19 public schools in Clifton with an average Homefacts rating of C. The total crime rate for Clifton is low , and there are 23 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Clifton is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Clifton property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Clifton include Passaic, Brookdale and Upper Montclair.

Clifton Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Average
  • No High School Diploma: 13.6%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 52.3%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 34.1%

Crime Rate

35.09% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 131
  • Violent Crimes: 112
  • Robbery: 59
  • Burglary: 135
  • Property Crime: 1
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

79.95% Lower than national avg.
  • 23 offenders in Clifton
  • 2.71 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

561 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 34
  • Superfunds: 0
  • Tanks & Spills: 527


Moderate 4.1%
  • New Jersey unemployment average: 3.7%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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19 Public Schools view public schools

There are 19 K-12 public schools in Clifton, NJ and 13 private schools. Homefacts rates Clifton's schools as Average, with an overall C rating.

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23 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Clifton, NJ

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121 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Clifton, NJ issued 121 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 121 permits, 76 were issued for single family homes and 45 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Clifton, NJ issued 162 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 162 permits, 83 were issued for single family homes and 79 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $1,201
  • 1 Bedroom: $1,437
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,695
  • 3 Bedrooms: $2,118
  • 4 Bedrooms: $2,618

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Environmental Hazards

561 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (385/400)
    Clifton, NJ has 96.25% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Clifton, NJ is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.03 Average
    Clifton, NJ is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 32.03°
  • February 34.97°
  • March 43.98°
  • April 54.5°
  • May 64.08°
  • June 72.51°
  • July 78.8°
  • August 75.82°
  • September 69.23°
  • October 56.72°
  • November 46.72°
  • December 37.47°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Clifton, NJ

Clifton, NJ has a low risk of earthquakes.
Clifton, NJ has no risk of hurricanes.
Clifton, NJ has a moderate risk of hail storms.
Clifton, NJ has a low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Clifton, NJ: $77,923


Unemployment in Clifton is 4.1%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 3.7% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 37.87%
White Collar - 62.13%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Christopher Christie
  • Sen. Cory A. Booker
  • Sen. Robert Menendez

City Representatives

  • Bill Pascrell Jr.

Neighborhood Info

0 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

7 FCC Towers view all

0 Hospitals view all

  • No hospitals found in Clifton, NJ

2 Libraries view all

1 Police Station view all

1 Retirement Home view all

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