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Welcome to Clifton ...

The city of Clifton is located in Passaic County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Clifton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1870.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clifton has a population of 85,115 people<2> (see below for details).

Clifton is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Clifton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Clifton: (973) and (862)<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clifton had an population of 85,115 people. This is an increase of 1.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clifton had a population of 84,136 people (or 16.79% of the total population of Passaic County). This makes Clifton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Clifton represents 0.96% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 84,136 people, the population of Clifton increased 6.95% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 78,672 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Clifton.

Communities Also Named Clifton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 81 communities that are also named Clifton - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Florida (4), Georgia (2), Idaho (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (5), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (4), Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (3), Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Mexico, New York (3), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clifton.

Communities near Clifton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Clifton.

  • New York
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    • New York lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Clifton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx
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    • Bronx lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Clifton.
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<6>
  • Newark
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    • Newark lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Clifton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City
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    • Jersey City lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Clifton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Yonkers
  • Ramapo
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    • Ramapo lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Clifton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 138,356 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramapo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramapo
  • Elizabeth
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    • Elizabeth lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Clifton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
  • Union City
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    • Union City lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Clifton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
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  • Mount Vernon
  • Bayonne
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    • Bayonne lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Clifton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,165 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayonne

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clifton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clifton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clifton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clifton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clifton. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Clifton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clifton ...

Looking for more information about Clifton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Clifton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Clifton.

Adding Clifton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Clifton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Clifton was in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

We also found Clifton in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Clifton.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Clifton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Passaic, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clifton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clifton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (862) is an overlay for area code (973).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clifton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clifton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CliftonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clifton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8594, Longitude: -74.1680    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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