Cliffside Park, NJ

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Population

24,861

0.811% growth

Median Age

43.8


Median Household Income

$67,799

11.9% growth

Poverty Rate

11.8%


Number of Employees

13,338

2.41% growth

Median Property Value

$432,200

3.94% growth

About

In 2017, Cliffside Park, NJ had a population of 24.9k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $67,799. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cliffside Park, NJ grew from 24,661 to 24,861, a 0.811% increase and its median household income grew from $60,616 to $67,799, a 11.9% increase.

The population of Cliffside Park, NJ is 47.5% White Alone, 30.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 16.6% Asian Alone. 57.5% of the people in Cliffside Park, NJ speak a non-English language, and 82.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Cliffside Park, NJ is $432,200, and the homeownership rate is 47.9%. Most people in Cliffside Park, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 34.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Cliffside Park, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Cliffside Park, NJ employs 13.3k people. The largest industries in Cliffside Park, NJ are Retail Trade (1,662 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,477 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,467 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($98,516), Finance & Insurance ($79,181), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,518).

Median household income in Cliffside Park, NJ is $67,799. Males in Cliffside Park, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in Cliffside Park, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,799

2017 value

± $7,665

11.9%

1 Year Growth

± 16.4%

Households in Cliffside Park, NJ have a median annual income of $67,799, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,616 in 2016, which represents a 11.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in Cliffside Park, NJ made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Cliffside Park, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cliffside Park, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 62.02

  2. Census Tract 61

  3. Census Tract 63

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cliffside Park, NJ was Census Tract 62.02 with a value of $77,880, followed by Census Tract 61 and Census Tract 63, with respective values of $68,696 and $53,762.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cliffside Park, NJ (2.93k out of 24.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,932 ± 367

  2. Hispanic

    1,457 ± 338

  3. Asian

    447 ± 225

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cliffside Park, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

13.3k

2017 Value

± 955

2.41%

1 Year growth

± 10%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cliffside Park, NJ grew at a rate of 2.41%, from 13k employees to 13.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cliffside Park, NJ, are Management Occupations (1,693 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,617 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,437 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cliffside Park, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cliffside Park, NJ, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,693 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,617 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,437 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cliffside Park, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.68 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.67 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cliffside Park, NJ, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($104,417), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($83,417), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($82,069).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.3k

2017 Value

± 955

2.41%

1 Year growth

± 10%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cliffside Park, NJ grew at a rate of 2.41%, from 13k employees to 13.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cliffside Park, NJ, are Retail Trade (1,662 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,477 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,467 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cliffside Park, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Cliffside Park, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Cliffside Park, NJ, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,662 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,477 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,467 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cliffside Park, NJ has an unusually high number of Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.58 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.57 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cliffside Park, NJ, by median earnings, are Information ($98,516), Finance & Insurance ($79,181), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,518).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics with $36.5B and Motorized vehicles and $35.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

81.7% of the population of Cliffside Park, NJ has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 10.9% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0.274% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Cliffside Park, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Cliffside Park, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

18.3%

Uninsured

43.9%

Employer Coverage

10.9%

Medicaid

15.7%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

0.274%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cliffside Park, NJ declined by 5.29% from 19.3% to 18.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cliffside Park, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Cliffside Park, NJ is home to a population of 24.9k people, from which 82.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 47.5% of Cliffside Park, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Cliffside Park, NJ is composed of 11.8k White Alone residents (47.5%), 7.47k Hispanic or Latino residents (30.1%), 4.12k Asian Alone residents (16.6%), 760 Black or African American Alone residents (3.06%), 497 Two or More Races residents (2%), 172 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.692%), 19 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0764%), and 13 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0523%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Cliffside Park, NJ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (6,236 speakers), Korean (1,371 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (812 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.9

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cliffside Park, NJ was 43.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Cliffside Park, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Cliffside Park, NJ residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

47.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

46%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 47.5% of Cliffside Park, NJ residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cliffside Park, NJ was 46%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Cliffside Park, NJ was India, the natal country of 251,165 Cliffside Park, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

82.7%

2017 Citizenship

82.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 82.7% of Cliffside Park, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cliffside Park, NJ was 82.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.8k ± 934

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.47k ± 1.12k

  3. Asian Alone

    4.12k ± 598

In 2017, there were 1.58 times more White Alone residents (11.8k people) in Cliffside Park, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.47k Hispanic or Latino and 4.12k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Cliffside Park, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    6,236 speakers (26.9%)

  2. Korean

    1,371 speakers (5.91%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    812 speakers (3.5%)

57.5% of Cliffside Park, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Cliffside Park, NJ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 26.9% of the overall population of Cliffside Park, NJ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 5.91% speak Korean and 3.5% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    159 ± 85

  2. World War II

    135 ± 71

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    97 ± 71

Cliffside Park, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cliffside Park, NJ was $432,200 in 2017, which is 1.99 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $415,800 to $432,200, a 3.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Cliffside Park, NJ is 47.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cliffside Park, NJ have an average commute time of 34.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cliffside Park, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$67,799

Median Household Income

± $7,665

10.6k

Number of Households

± 807

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.6k households in Cliffside Park, NJ grew to $67,799 from the previous year's value of $60,616.

The following chart displays the households in Cliffside Park, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$432,200

2017 Median

± $19,927

$415,800

2016 Median

± $23,316

In 2017, the median property value in Cliffside Park, NJ grew to to $432,200 from the previous year's value of $415,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cliffside Park, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cliffside Park, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

47.9%

2017 Homeownership

50%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.9% of the housing units in Cliffside Park, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 50%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cliffside Park, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cliffside Park, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cliffside Park, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

34.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cliffside Park, NJ have a longer commute time (34.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.83% of the workforce in Cliffside Park, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    53.8%

  2. Public Transit

    29.9%

  3. Carpooled

    6.44%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cliffside Park, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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