Clifton, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Clifton Census Designated Place had a population of 20,278 as of July 1, 2017. Clifton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clifton is located at latitude 39.0766 and longitude -108.4603 in Mesa County. The formal boundaries for the Clifton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Mesa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,724 feet.

The Clifton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407634) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Clifton Census Designated Place is located within Clifton Division of Mesa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clifton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Clifton, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,278
Population in Households 20,264
Population in Familes 16,610
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 3,335
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 7,391
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 5,219
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,841 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,986 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,405 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 450 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $182,067
Average Home Value $210,550


Median Household Income $51,882
Average Household Income $60,968
Per Capita Income $22,214
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.33%
Households 0.18% 0.26%
Families 0.23% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clifton, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clifton to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 38 92nd
Population Density1 # 35 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 126 73rd
Median Household Income # 254 45th
Per Capita Income # 376 18th

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