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Clifton, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Clifton had a population of 3,951 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,951
Daytime Population: Workers 1,138
Daytime Population: Residents 2,484
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,622
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 3,948
Population in Familes 3,235
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 271
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $55,046
Average Household Income $59,994
Per Capita Income $21,661


Total Housing Units 1,822 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 458 (25.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 949 (52.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 415 (22.8%)
Median Home Value $70,662
Average Home Value $96,827


Total Households 1,407
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 957
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 2.47% 2.23%
Households 2.4% 2.18%
Families 2.36% 2.2%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

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, 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 # 112 75th
Population Density # 187 59th
Diversity Index # 45 90th
Median Household Income # 59 87th
Per Capita Income # 189 58th

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