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Clifton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Clifton had a population of 534 as of July 1, 2020. 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 39.5672 and longitude -97.2786 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clifton 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.


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Clifton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 534 (100%)
Population in Households 525 (98.3%)
Population in Families 439 (82.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 9 ( 1.7%)
Population Density 1,308
Diversity Index2 11
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,064
Average Household Income $67,567
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $27,882
Wealth Index5 74
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 183 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $86,538
Average Home Value $115,847
Housing Affordability Index3 350
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 224
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 150
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.23% -0.49%
Households -0.22% -0.45%
Families 0.54% -0.4%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.44%

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Clifton, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clifton to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 288 57th
Population Density # 143 79th
Median Household Income # 297 56th
Housing Affordability Index # 602 90th
Per Capita Income # 307 54th
Diversity Index # 564 16th

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