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Clifton is in Mesa County, in the Grand Junction metro area.
The community is believed named for nearby Book Cliffs
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Colorado named Clifton. For links to other places called Clifton, CO, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Clifton is 39.091N. The longitude is -108.448W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,724 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 17,345.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Clifton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mesa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Grand Junction area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81520 ZIP code.
18% of Clifton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clifton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clifton was $12,968, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Clifton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Clifton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $459. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $765.
Libraries in Clifton include MCPLD-Clifton Branch ... View libraries
Mesa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clifton political report.
The average commute time for Clifton workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Clifton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Clifton include Best Western Clifton Inn.
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