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Clifton, NJ

Clifton NJ information

Basic Information

Clifton is located in Passaic County, in northern New Jersey. Population as of the 2010 US Census is just under 85,000 people. Major highways through Clifton are the Garden State Parkway, Route 3, Route 46 and Route 21.

The city of Clfiton was incorporated in 1917. It was formerly known as Acquackanonk Township. In the 1920 census -- the first after incorporation -- the Clifton population was 26,470 people. For a timeline of Clifton history from 1917 to 2005 see the Clifton Historical Commission website at

Perhaps the most well known sites in Clifton are the several anonymous local places used in filming the Sopranos. The movie Donnie Brasco (1996), starring  Johnny Depp and Al Pacino, was filmed partially in Clifton.

Clifton Climate

Clifton, New Jersey, gets 50 inches of rain per year and snowfall is 31 inches.  The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 121. On average, there are 205 sunny days per year in Clifton, New Jersey. The July high is around 87 degrees. The January low is 23.


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Things to do in Clifton, New Jersey

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