Clifton, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clifton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Clifton had a population of 531 as of July 1, 2017. Clifton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clifton is located at latitude 39.568 and longitude -97.2806 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clifton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,302 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Clifton are located in Washington County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Clay County.

The City of Clifton (GNIS ID: 2393563) 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.

The City of Clifton is located within Township of Clifton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington 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, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 531
Daytime Population: Workers 141
Daytime Population: Residents 297
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 438
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 522
Population in Familes 439
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,287
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $52,384
Average Household Income $66,632
Per Capita Income $27,320


Total Housing Units 265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $56,500
Average Home Value $79,532


Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 151
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 -0.58% -0.46%
Households -0.54% -0.45%
Families 0.56% -0.54%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Clifton, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clifton to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 292 57th
Population Density # 159 76th
Diversity Index # 553 17th
Median Household Income # 269 60th
Per Capita Income # 254 62nd

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