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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Englewood Cliffs
Borough administration office building
Borough administration office building
Map highlighting Englewood Cliffs' location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Map highlighting Englewood Cliffs' location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated May 10, 1895
Area
 • Total 3.329 sq mi (8.623 km2)
 • Land 2.089 sq mi (5.410 km2)
 • Water 1.24 sq mi (3.213 km2)  37.26%
Area rank 320th of 566 in state
23rd of 70 in county
Elevation 318 ft (97 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 5,281
 • Estimate (2015) 5,403
 • 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 Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07632
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 3400321510
GNIS feature ID 0885210
Website www.englewoodcliffsnj.org

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 is 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, which 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.

Geography

2013-05-05 13 13 20 View of the George Washington Bridge and Manhattan from the Rockefeller Overlook on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Englewood Cliffs New Jersey
View of the George Washington Bridge and Manhattan from the Roosevelt Overlook on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Englewood Cliffs

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%).

The borough borders Englewood, Fort Lee and Tenafly in Bergen County, and the New York City boroughs of The Bronx and Manhattan across the Hudson River.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 218
1910 410 88.1%
1920 534 30.2%
1930 809 51.5%
1940 888 9.8%
1950 966 8.8%
1960 2,913 201.6%
1970 5,938 103.8%
1980 5,698 −4.0%
1990 5,634 −1.1%
2000 5,322 −5.5%
2010 5,281 −0.8%
Est. 2015 5,403 2.3%
Population sources:
1900-1920 1900-1910
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

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.

2010 Census

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 (포트 리 코리아타운), as well as from the borough's status as the North American headquarters of the LG Corporation, based in Seoul.

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.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 5,322 people, 1,818 households, and 1,559 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,544.3 people per square mile (983.2/km2). There were 1,889 housing units at an average density of 903.1 per square mile (349.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 66.84% White, 1.37% African American, 0.04% Native American, 29.69% Asian, 0.71% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.89% of the population.

There were 1,818 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.2% were non-families. 12.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the borough the age distribution of the population shows 20.7% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $106,478, and the median income for a family was $113,187 in 2000. In 2008, the estimated median income had risen to $134,419. Males had a median income of $79,501 versus $42,019 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $57,399. About 1.4% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

As of the 2000 Census, 11.76% of Englewood Cliffs' residents identified themselves as being of Korean ancestry, which was the tenth highest in the United States and eighth highest of any municipality in New Jersey, for all places with 1,000 or more residents identifying their ancestry. The 2000 census found that 3.4% of Englewood Cliffs residents identified themselves as being of Armenian-American ancestry, the eighth highest percentage of Armenian American people in any place in the United States. In the 2000 census, 8.42% of Englewood Cliffs' residents identified themselves as being of Chinese ancestry. This was the third highest percentage of people with Chinese ancestry in any place in New Jersey with 1,000 or more residents identifying their ancestry. In this same census, 2.91% of Englewood Cliffs' residents identified themselves as being of Japanese ancestry, which was the fifth highest of any municipality in New Jersey — behind Fort Lee (6.09%), Demarest (3.72%), Edgewater (3.22%) and Leonia (3.07%) — for all places with 1,000 or more residents identifying their ancestry. As of the 2010 Census, 20.3% of the population (1,072) reported as being of Korean ancestry, 8.9% (472) Chinese and 5.7% (300) Asian Indian.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, 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 New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

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.

Public transportation

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.

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