Clifton, Maine

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Clifton, Maine

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Comparative Profile of Clifton, Maine

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 5
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
College Educated Adults 6 3
Median Family Income 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Short Commute Times 2 2


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

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Clifton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 117 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 212 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Penobscot
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04428
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.816
Longitude -68.511

Clifton Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ORONO
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 37.7 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
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Clifton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 743 100%
Male 373 50.2%
Female 370 49.8%
Under 18 182 24.5%
18+ 561 75.5%
65+ 68 9.2%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 2.83
White 727 97.8%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 1.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Clifton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 757
Growth 14
Growth % 1.9%

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
US/American 21.9%
English 14.3%
French (except Basque) 12.8%
Irish 11.6%
French Canadian 8.6%
German 6.9%
Scottish 5.9%
Scotch-Irish 3.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
Polish 1.9%
Swedish 1.5%
Lithuanian 1.3%
Italian 1.3%
Hungarian 1%
Northern European 1%
Lebanese 0.8%
Canadian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
British 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Celtic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Clifton 743 $39,000
Bradley 1,242 $41,417
Eddington 2,052 $45,966
Holden 2,827 $62,208
Mariaville 414 $40,417
Orono 9,112 $52,714
Otis 543 $47,917
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