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Welcome to Clifton ...
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.
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.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Clifton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Passaic County: www.passaiccountynj.org/
The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Sep 2023