Clifton, Arizona

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Clifton, Arizona

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High Points

Clifton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arizona):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Clifton Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Clifton Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Clifton Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Clifton Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Clifton, Arizona

Comparing Clifton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arizona (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 8
Racial Diversity 10 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 4 6
Senior Citizens 2 4
Age of the Population 2 4
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 7
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 7
People Above Poverty 5 7
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 2
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Working at Home 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 5 1
People Living Alone 4 6

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Clifton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 110 miles NE of Tucson, Arizona
County Greenlee
Standard Zip Codes 85533
Phone Area Codes 928
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.05
Longitude -109.295

Clifton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 60 F
Apr Temp 47 to 80 F
Jul Temp 70 to 99 F
Oct Temp 52 to 81 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
Station DUNCAN
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 60 F
Apr Temp 36 to 79 F
Jul Temp 63 to 97 F
Oct Temp 41 to 80 F
Annual Precip 12.2 inches
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 60 F
Apr Temp 43 to 80 F
Jul Temp 68 to 98 F
Oct Temp 47 to 82 F
Annual Precip 9.7 inches
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Clifton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,596 100%
Male 1,358 52.3%
Female 1,238 47.7%
Under 18 839 32.3%
18+ 1,757 67.7%
65+ 283 10.9%
Median Age 31.9
Average Family Size 3.27
White 1,742 67.1%
African-American 25 1%
Asian 1 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 59 2.3%
Other 694 26.7%
Mixed Race 75 2.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,450 55.9%

Estimated Clifton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,265
Growth -331
Growth % -12.8%

Clifton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 73%
Irish 7.1%
US/American 4.4%
German 3.3%
English 3.2%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Italian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Dutch 0.7%
Canadian 0.6%
Yugoslavian 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Celtic 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
British 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Clifton Public Libraries

Clifton/greenlee County Public Library
Clifton, Arizona
(928) 865-2461

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Clifton High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 59 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

Clifton Colleges

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