Clifton, CO 81520 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 81520: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Clifton, CO 81520

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Mesa County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.085, Longitude -108.446
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 245
  • PO Box Addresses: 541
  • Residential Addresses: 5,428
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 533
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,895

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Clifton, CO 81520 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,121
Daytime Population: Workers 1,666
Daytime Population: Residents 7,996
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,662
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 13,114
Population in Familes 10,717
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 362
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $51,425
Average Household Income $62,649
Per Capita Income $23,096


Total Housing Units 5,157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,941 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,892 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 324 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $182,417
Average Home Value $233,807


Total Households 4,833
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 3,403
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% 0.26%
Households 0.1% 0.2%
Families 0.05% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Clifton, CO 81520 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 81520 to the other 503 ZIP Codes 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 # 150 70th
Population Density # 151 70th
Diversity Index # 123 76th
Median Household Income # 292 42nd
Per Capita Income # 418 17th

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