Woodcliff Lake, NJ

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Woodcliff Lake Profile


Overview

Woodcliff Lake is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 5,839 people and just one neighborhood, Woodcliff Lake is the 300th largest community in New Jersey.

Woodcliff Lake home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Woodcliff Lake real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Woodcliff Lake is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 92.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Woodcliff Lake is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodcliff Lake who work in management occupations (20.26%), sales jobs (13.97%), and business and financial occupations (11.07%).

Also of interest is that Woodcliff Lake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.33% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

In addition, Woodcliff Lake is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Woodcliff Lake is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Woodcliff Lake really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Woodcliff Lake perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Woodcliff Lake is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Woodcliff Lake, the average commute to work is 31.83 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Woodcliff Lake, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Woodcliff Lake is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Woodcliff Lake Demographics

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Woodcliff Lake. 75.24% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Woodcliff Lake in 2018 was $78,733, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $314,932 for a family of four.

The people who call Woodcliff Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Woodcliff Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Woodcliff Lake include Italian, Russian, Irish, German, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Woodcliff Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Woodcliff Lake, NJ HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Dorchester Elementary School
100 Dorchester Road
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
PK-05
Pascack Hills High School
225 West Grand Avenue
Montvale, NJ 07645
09-12
Woodcliff Middle School
134 Woodcliff Ave
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
06-08
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

PASCACK VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to New Jersey

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Better than of NJ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Black
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American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 2.2% 37.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.7% 32.4%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.5% 4.7%

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WOODCLIFF LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to New Jersey

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Better than of NJ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 1.0% 37.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.0% 32.4%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 4.7%

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