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Clifton, New Jersey

Clifton is a city located in Passaic County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 78,672. The character of Rupert Pupkin in Martin Scorsese's film The King of Comedy comes from Clifton.


\nClifton is located at 40°52'4" North, 74°9'16" West (40.867899, -74.154520)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.5 km² (11.4 mi²). 29.3 km² (11.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.88% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 78,672 people, 30,244 households, and 20,354 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,688.1/km² (6,965.2/mi²). There are 31,060 housing units at an average density of 1,061.3/km² (2,749.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 76.22% White, 2.89% African American, 0.24% Native American, 6.44% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 9.60% from other races, and 4.57% from two or more races. 19.84% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 30,244 households out of which 28.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% are married couples living together, 11.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% are non-families. 27.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.20. In the city the population is spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.1 males. The median income for a household in the city is $50,619, and the median income for a family is $60,688. Males have a median income of $40,143 versus $32,090 for females. The per capita income for the city is $23,638. 6.3% of the population and 4.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.6% are under the age of 18 and 5.2% are 65 or older.