Clifton, Illinois

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Clifton, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Clifton Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Clifton Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Clifton Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Clifton Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Clifton Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Clifton People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Clifton, Illinois

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Senior Citizens 5 6
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Age of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 5 6
People Living Alone 4 5
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Clifton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles S of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Iroquois
Standard Zip Codes 60927
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.935
Longitude -87.934

Clifton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WATSEKA 2 NW
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.2 inches
Station DWIGHT
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
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Clifton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,317 100%
Male 625 47.5%
Female 692 52.5%
Under 18 382 29%
18+ 935 71%
65+ 196 14.9%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 3.09
White 1,306 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.5%

Estimated Clifton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,279
Growth -38
Growth % -2.9%

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
German 29.3%
US/American 17%
French (except Basque) 13.5%
Irish 7.7%
English 7%
Polish 4.2%
French Canadian 4.1%
Italian 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.1%
Scottish 2.3%
Dutch 2.1%
Danish 1.1%
Belgian 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
European 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Romanian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Clifton 1,317 $55,347
Ashkum 724 $52,857
Chebanse 1,148 $53,333
Danforth 587 $48,125
Herscher 1,523 $56,583
Martinton 375 $51,042
Papineau 196 $48,750

Clifton Public Libraries

Central Citizens' L.d.
"1134 E. 3100 NORTH RD., STE. C"
Clifton, Illinois
(815) 694-2800
Clifton P.l.
Clifton, Illinois
(815) 694-2069

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Clifton High Schools (2004)

1134 E 3100 N ROAD
Serves 399 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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