Clifton, Kansas

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Clifton, Kansas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Affordability of Rents
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Top 3% trophy Clifton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Clifton, Kansas

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 8
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 1
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
Median Family Income 3 1
People Above Poverty 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 8
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Clifton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 91 miles S of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles N of Wichita, Kansas
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 66937
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.567
Longitude -97.278

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 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 30.8 inches
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Clifton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 557 100%
Male 258 46.3%
Female 299 53.7%
Under 18 148 26.6%
18+ 409 73.4%
65+ 133 23.9%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 3.06
White 550 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Clifton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 508
Growth -49
Growth % -8.8%

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
German 36.1%
US/American 14.5%
French (except Basque) 12.3%
Swedish 8.5%
Irish 5%
French Canadian 4.5%
English 4.5%
Norwegian 3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2%
Dutch 2%
Danish 1.8%
European 1.5%
Czech 1.3%
Scottish 1%
Polish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Swiss 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Clifton 557 $34,375
Clay Center 4,564 $45,567
Clyde 740 $39,167
Green 147 $29,167
Linn 425 $35,909
Miltonvale 523 $32,750
Morganville 198 $36,429

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