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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Clifton is a suburb of New York City with a population of 86,207. Clifton is in Passaic County. Living in Clifton offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Clifton there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Clifton and residents tend to be liberal.
About Clifton...
Population
86,207

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$331,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,353
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Clifton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    119
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    9
    41
  • Robbery
    84
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    221
    500
  • Theft
    1,256
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    126
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Clifton

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,963
National
$55,322
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Clifton Reviews

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I have lived in Clifton for 14 years and I absolutely love it here! There's a bunch of things to do and to meet your friends and family at. We have multiple plazas that are scattered throughout Clifton so residents are not all gathered in one area. The nightlife in Clifton is spectacular. The home football games here in Clifton are just so lively and spirited. Afterwards, my friends and I would go out to eat at one of the plenty restaurants housed in Clifton and just have an awesome time together. It's easy to meet up with friends here. We offer bowling, movies, frozen yogurt, bakeries, lounges, clothing stores, gift shops, international cuisine, and much more! The safety here is fine here as well. The public high school has two Clifton Police officers stationed for the high school students' safety. There are stations in different parts of Clifton as well. My town is not busy like NYC but not so freely open like the countryside. It is the perfect suburb to be apart of.
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Great place to live. Very diverse community where 65 languages are spoken. Public schools afford great educational opportunities, 7 graduates were just accepted to IVY League schools! Buses and trains make commuting a breeze. Recreational center has affordable year round events for kids of all ages. Police presence visible. Stores and bus routes within walking distance.
Clifton is a fairly large city with pleasant neighborhoods, parks and stores. It has a very diverse population; with Polish, Italian, Hispanic, Arab, Indian and Jewish communities to name some of the larger groups. Very nice houses and people maintain and take pride in the neighborhood. Nice parks and two libraries. Overall safe, except maybe downtown near Paterson. Great place to raise a family!