Clifton, NJ

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Population

86,207

0.735% growth

Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$74,963

4.36% growth

Poverty Rate

9.51%


Number of Employees

44,576

2.7% growth

Median Property Value

$331,800

0.454% growth

About

In 2017, Clifton, NJ had a population of 86.2k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $74,963. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clifton, NJ grew from 85,578 to 86,207, a 0.735% increase and its median household income grew from $71,830 to $74,963, a 4.36% increase.

The population of Clifton, NJ is 45.6% White Alone, 37% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.7% Asian Alone. 54.7% of the people in Clifton, NJ speak a non-English language, and 87.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clifton, NJ are American Institute-Clifton (346 degrees awarded in 2016), Star Career Academy-Clifton (124 degrees), and Capri Institute of Hair Design-Clifton (83 degrees).

The median property value in Clifton, NJ is $331,800, and the homeownership rate is 59.7%. Most people in Clifton, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Clifton, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Clifton, NJ employs 44.6k people. The largest industries in Clifton, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,311 people), Manufacturing (5,490 people), and Retail Trade (5,239 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,817), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,145), and Finance & Insurance ($66,949).

Median household income in Clifton, NJ is $74,963. Males in Clifton, 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 Clifton, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,963

2017 value

± $4,103

4.36%

1 Year Growth

± 7.13%

Households in Clifton, NJ have a median annual income of $74,963, 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 $71,830 in 2016, which represents a 4.36% 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 Clifton, 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 Clifton, 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 Clifton, 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 1244.02

  2. Census Tract 1243.12

  3. Census Tract 1243.11

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clifton, NJ was Census Tract 1244.02 with a value of $99,911, followed by Census Tract 1243.12 and Census Tract 1243.11, with respective values of $92,212 and $92,017.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.51% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clifton, NJ (8.1k out of 85.2k 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 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,487 ± 611

  2. Hispanic

    3,310 ± 448

  3. Other

    1,290 ± 289

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

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

44.6k

2017 Value

± 1,638

2.7%

1 Year growth

± 4.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clifton, NJ grew at a rate of 2.7%, from 43.4k employees to 44.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clifton, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,790 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,630 people), and Management Occupations (3,411 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clifton, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clifton, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,790 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,630 people), and Management Occupations (3,411 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clifton, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.97 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.59 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.17 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clifton, NJ, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($82,689), Management Occupations ($82,627), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($75,714).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

44.6k

2017 Value

± 1,638

2.7%

1 Year growth

± 4.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clifton, NJ grew at a rate of 2.7%, from 43.4k employees to 44.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clifton, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,311 people), Manufacturing (5,490 people), and Retail Trade (5,239 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clifton, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Clifton, 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 Clifton, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,311 people), Manufacturing (5,490 people), and Retail Trade (5,239 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clifton, NJ has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.24 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.64 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clifton, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($90,817), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,145), and Finance & Insurance ($66,949).

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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.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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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

88.3% of the population of Clifton, NJ has health coverage, with 53.5% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 7.96% on non-group plans, and 0.342% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Clifton, 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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1184 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 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

11.7%

Uninsured

53.5%

Employer Coverage

14.7%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

7.96%

Non-Group

0.342%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clifton, NJ declined by 11.1% from 13.2% to 11.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clifton, 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%.

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Diversity

Clifton, NJ is home to a population of 86.2k people, from which 87.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 35.4% of Clifton, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Clifton, NJ is composed of 39.3k White Alone residents (45.6%), 31.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (37%), 8.36k Asian Alone residents (9.7%), 5.27k Black or African American Alone residents (6.11%), 967 Two or More Races residents (1.12%), 289 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.335%), 85 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0986%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clifton, NJ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (24,730 speakers), Arabic (4,192 speakers), and Polish (3,215 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clifton, NJ was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Clifton, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clifton, NJ residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

35.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

34.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 35.4% of Clifton, 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 Clifton, NJ was 34.8%, 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 Clifton, NJ was India, the natal country of 251,165 Clifton, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

87.2%

2017 Citizenship

86.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.2% of Clifton, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clifton, NJ was 86.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    39.3k ± 1.29k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    31.9k ± 2.47k

  3. Asian Alone

    8.36k ± 693

In 2017, there were 1.23 times more White Alone residents (39.3k people) in Clifton, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.9k Hispanic or Latino and 8.36k 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 Clifton, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    24,730 speakers (31%)

  2. Arabic

    4,192 speakers (5.25%)

  3. Polish

    3,215 speakers (4.03%)

54.7% of Clifton, 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 Clifton, NJ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 31% of the overall population of Clifton, NJ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 5.25% speak Arabic and 4.03% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,091 ± 205

  2. Korea

    316 ± 107

  3. World War II

    257 ± 98

Clifton, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clifton, NJ awarded 553 degrees. The student population of Clifton, NJ is skewed towards women, with 162 male students and 737 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clifton, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (354 and 64.1%), followed by Black or African American (97 and 17.6%), White (82 and 14.9%), and Unknown (8 and 1.45%).

The largest universities in Clifton, NJ by number of degrees awarded are American Institute-Clifton (346 and 62.6%), Star Career Academy-Clifton (124 and 22.4%), and Capri Institute of Hair Design-Clifton (83 and 15%).

The most popular majors in Clifton, NJ are Medical Assistant (298 and 53.9%), General Cosmetology (62 and 11.2%), and Massage Therapy (50 and 9.04%).

The median tuition costs in Clifton, NJ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 298 degrees awarded

  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Clifton, NJ was Dental Assisting with 44 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Clifton, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 346 degrees awarded

  2. 124 degrees awarded

  3. 83 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Clifton, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was American Institute-Clifton with 346 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

94

Degrees Awarded to Men

459

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 94 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clifton, NJ, which is 0.205 times less than the 459 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    354 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    97 degrees awarded

  3. White

    82 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clifton, NJ were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 354 degrees mean that there were 3.65 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 97 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clifton, NJ was $331,800 in 2017, which is 1.52 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $330,300 to $331,800, a 0.454% increase. The homeownership rate in Clifton, NJ is 59.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clifton, NJ have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clifton, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$74,963

Median Household Income

± $4,103

29.1k

Number of Households

± 1,189

In 2017, the median household income of the 29.1k households in Clifton, NJ grew to $74,963 from the previous year's value of $71,830.

The following chart displays the households in Clifton, 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

$331,800

2017 Median

± $4,585

$330,300

2016 Median

± $5,064

In 2017, the median property value in Clifton, NJ grew to to $331,800 from the previous year's value of $330,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clifton, 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 Clifton, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clifton, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clifton, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59.7%

2017 Homeownership

60%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.7% of the housing units in Clifton, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clifton, 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 Clifton, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clifton, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

27.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clifton, NJ have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.41% of the workforce in Clifton, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.9%

  2. Public Transit

    11.7%

  3. Carpooled

    10.4%

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

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