The small city of Clifton, New Jersey is home to just over 86,000 residents. At an average age of just over 39, the city's population is fairly typical compared to other cities in New Jersey, which has an average age of 39. Renters tend to be in the minority in Clifton, and 60% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could be a factor, as the average rent of $1,377/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,272.
Compared to the national average, Clifton has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (22%). Further, 15% have a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Clifton residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose. The four most common are retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and education. Together, these industries account for 27% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 9% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of just over $87K, Clifton workers take home roughly the same as the average New Jersey resident. However, Clifton compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Clifton has an average commute time of about 31 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical mode of getting to work, selected by 42% of residents, while public transit is used by only 6% of the population. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.