Clifton, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clifton, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Clifton had a population of 3,808 as of July 1, 2016. Clifton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clifton is located at latitude 33.0295 and longitude -109.284 in Greenlee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Clifton (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Greenlee County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,478 feet.

The Town of Clifton (GNIS ID: 2413215) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Clifton is located within Clifton Division of Greenlee 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, 2016.

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Clifton, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,808
Population in Households 3,804
Population in Familes 3,123
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 261
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 1,353
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 924
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,840 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 425 (23.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 929 (50.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 487 (26.5%)
Median Home Value $70,122
Average Home Value $94,370


Median Household Income $54,373
Average Household Income $58,409
Per Capita Income $21,009
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.26% 2.56%
Households 2.14% 2.49%
Families 2.17% 2.51%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clifton to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 113 75th
Population Density1 # 190 58th
Diversity Index2 # 46 90th
Median Household Income # 56 88th
Per Capita Income # 191 58th

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