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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
|Borough of Englewood Cliffs|
Borough administration office building
Map highlighting Englewood Cliffs' location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
|Incorporated||May 10, 1895|
|• Body||Borough Council|
|• Total||3.37 sq mi (8.73 km2)|
|• Land||2.13 sq mi (5.51 km2)|
|• Water||1.24 sq mi (3.22 km2) 36.91%|
|Area rank||318th of 565 in state
23rd of 70 in county
|Elevation||318 ft (97 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Rank||369th of 566 in state
59th of 70 in county
|• Density||2,528.1/sq mi (976.1/km2)|
|• Density rank||248th of 566 in state
49th of 70 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0885210|
Englewood Cliffs is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 5,281, reflecting a decline of 41 (-0.8%) from the 5,322 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 312 (-5.5%) from the 5,634 counted in the 1990 Census.
The borough houses the world headquarters of CNBC (NBCUniversal), the North American headquarters of South Korean conglomerate LG Corp, and the American headquarters of global CPG conglomerate Unilever, and was home to both Ferrari and Maserati North America.
The borough's formation dates back to an election for Road Commissioner in Road District 1 between William Outis Allison and Clinton Blake, a future mayor of Englewood. Blake won the vote, but Allison challenged the result, arguing that women had been improperly allowed to vote. The vote was overturned, but Englewood officials would not seat Allison; this ultimately led to his successful efforts in 1895 to have Road District 1 secede to form the Borough of Englewood Cliffs, with Allison serving as the new municipality's first mayor.
Englewood Cliffs was formed as a borough on May 10, 1895, from portions of the now defunct townships of Englewood Township and Palisades Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day. The borough was formed during the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, as of one two boroughs created in 1895 after 26 boroughs had been formed in the county in 1894 alone.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 3.329 square miles (8.623 km2), including 2.089 square miles (5.410 km2) of land and 1.24 square miles (3.213 km2) of water (37.26%).
In 2012, Englewood Cliffs was ranked 129th in the nation, and fifth in New Jersey, on the list of most expensive ZIP Codes in the United States by Forbes magazine, with a median home price of $1,439,115. In 2006, the borough was ranked sixth in New Jersey and 78th in the nation in the magazine's rankings, with a median house price of $1,112,500.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,281 people, 1,824 households, and 1,527 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,528.1 per square mile (976.1/km2). There were 1,924 housing units at an average density of 921.0 per square mile (355.6/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 56.35% (2,976) White, 2.08% (110) Black or African American, 0.08% (4) Native American, 38.52% (2,034) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.78% (41) from other races, and 2.20% (116) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.98% (316) of the population.
There were 1,824 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.1% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.3% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.2 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 86.7 males.
Korean Americans accounted for 20.3% of the borough's population. Englewood Cliffs has witnessed expansion of this demographic from the adjoining Fort Lee Koreatown, as well as from the borough's status as the North American headquarters of the LG Corporation, based in Seoul. The Korean language is spoken at home by more than half of the residents of Englewood Cliffs, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released in 2017.
Same-sex couples headed 10 households in 2010, an increase from the three counted in 2000.
The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $101,964 (with a margin of error of +/- $32,516) and the median family income was $126,985 (+/- $37,177). Males had a median income of $88,438 (+/- $9,456) versus $52,950 (+/- $7,757) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $53,260 (+/- $12,101). About 8.0% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 32.7% of those age 65 or over.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 35.16 miles (56.58 km) of roadways, of which 27.89 miles (44.88 km) were maintained by the municipality, 1.66 miles (2.67 km) by Bergen County, 2.82 miles (4.54 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 2.79 miles (4.49 km) by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.
U.S. Route 9W and the Palisades Interstate Parkway both run alongside each other for about 2.8 miles (4.5 km) along the Hudson River from Fort Lee in the south to Tenafly in the north. County Route 505 (Hudson Terrace / Palisades Avenue) travels through the borough from Fort Lee in the south to Englewood in the east. Motorists can also take a scenic drive along Henry Hudson Drive at the Palisades Interstate Park, which is accessible via Dyckman Hill Road.
NJ Transit bus route 156 serves the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and the 186 terminates at the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal.
Rockland Coaches provides service along Route 9W to the Port Authority Bus Terminal on the 9T / 9AT routes and to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal on the 9 and 9A routes.
LG Electronics held a groundbreaking ceremony on November 14, 2013, to build an environmentally friendly North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, having received a favorable legal decision subsequently being appealed based upon building height issues. Protesters have sharply criticized the proposal, arguing that the 143-foot (44 m) height of the building exceeds the borough's 35-foot (11 m) limit and that the height of the building above the tree line will disrupt views of the Palisades.
The Englewood Cliffs Public Schools serves children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of two schools, had an enrollment of 500 students and 54.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.2:1. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are North Cliff School with 216 students in grades PreK–2 and Upper School with 331 students in grades 3–8.
The school district has a sending/receiving relationship with the Englewood Public School District under which students attend public high school at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,063 students and 83.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.7:1.
Public school students from the borough, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen County Technical Schools, which include the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, and the Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus. The district offers programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district.
Since 1975, Englewood Cliffs has been home to a campus of Saint Peter's University, where evening and weekend classes are offered for Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, and graduate degrees. The college's nursing program for registered nurses is also located at the campus. Previously, the campus had been home to Englewood Cliffs College, which closed in 1974.
The borough does not have its own public library. After a 47-year-long relationship with the Englewood Public Library under which the borough paid $225,000 to allow borough residents to use the city's library, Englewood Cliffs started negotiations in 2016 with other municipalities to pay for privileges elsewhere.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Englewood Cliffs include:
- Robert A. Agresta (born 1983), investor, businessman, lawyer and inventor who has served on the Englewood Cliffs Borough Council.
- Alan Aisenberg (born 1993), actor and television producer, best known for his role as Baxter Bayley on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black.
- William Outis Allison (1849–1924) first Mayor of Englewood Cliffs.
- Foxy Brown (born 1978), rapper.
- Lee Conklin (born 1941), artist best known for his psychedelic poster art of the late 1960s and his iconic album cover for Santana's debut album.
- Tobias Daniels (born 1982), filmmaker.
- Patrick Ewing (born 1962), former professional and Basketball Hall of Fame player for the New York Knicks.
- Tali Farhadian (born 1974/1975), former US federal prosecutor.
- Jordan Farmar (born 1986), basketball player who has played for the New Jersey Nets.
- Sadek Hilal (1930–2000), radiologist who was an influential researcher in advancing imaging science and radiology.
- Roberta S. Jacobson (born 1960, née Steinfeld), U.S. diplomat who has served as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs since March 2012.
- Anjli Jain (born 1981), Executive Director of the CampusEAI Consortium.
- Maude Sherwood Jewett (1873–1953), sculptor.
- Rob Kaminsky (born 1994), MLB pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals.
- Christina McHale (born 1992), professional tennis player.
- Alan Mruvka (born 1958), film producer and entrepreneur.
- Anne Nichols (1891–1966), playwright who created Abie's Irish Rose.
- Jill Oakes (born 1984), professional soccer player.
- Rozanne Pollack (born 1948), contract bridge player.
- Christopher Porrino, lawyer who became Acting New Jersey Attorney General in June 2016.
- Q-Tip (born 1970), hip-hop MC and producer.
- Emily Remler (1957–1990), jazz guitarist in the 1980s.
- Louis Teicher (1924–2008), piano player and half of the duo Ferrante & Teicher.
- Trish Van Devere (born 1943), actress.
- Rudy Van Gelder (1924–2016), jazz recording engineer.
- Sarah Vaughan (1924–1990), jazz singer.
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