Clifton, Colorado Population 2024

18,103

Clifton is a city located in Mesa County Colorado. Clifton has a 2024 population of 18,103. Clifton is currently declining at a rate of -3.57% annually and its population has decreased by -12.9% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,783 in 2020.

The average household income in Clifton is $64,879 with a poverty rate of 15.53%. The median age in Clifton is 35.3 years: 33.8 years for males, and 36.4 years for females.

Clifton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clifton was:

  • White: 84%
  • Two or more races: 11.7%
  • Other race: 2.31%
  • Asian: 1.15%
  • Black or African American: 0.59%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
Land Area (mi²)
6.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,024.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-12.9% (-2,680)
The current population of Clifton, Colorado is 18,103 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 20,783.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,33284%
Two or more races2,27411.7%
Other race4502.31%
Asian2231.15%
Black or African American1140.59%
Native American490.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander10.01%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Clifton Population by Race

Clifton Population Pyramid 2024

Clifton Median Age

35.3

Total

33.8

Male

36.4

Female

Clifton Adults

There are 14,709 adults, (2,872 of whom are seniors) in Clifton.

Clifton Age Dependency

64.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Clifton Sex Ratio

Female9,98251.34%
Male9,46148.66%

Clifton Population by Age

Clifton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,5892.5671.828.2
Married3,0563.3783.216.8
Non Family2,6731.3558.741.3
Female1,2862.9968.231.8
Male5742.98020

3.09

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Clifton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1,1298.8%
Associates Degree1,1889.26%
Bachelors Degree1,1739.14%
Graduate Degree4753.7%
High School Graduate4,50035.07%
Less Than 9th Grade4383.41%
Some College3,92730.61%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Clifton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clifton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White9,5268,4711,333
Hispanic2,5142,072250
2+ Races1,2181,054105
Other Race35621523
Asian20615040
Black1141140
Native American49490

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 19.42%.

Clifton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$47,744$50,125$47,711
Graduate Degree$52,511$35,819$53,056
High School Graduate$39,502$43,381$31,834
Less Than 9th Grade$31,170$35,592$25,833
Overall$39,577$43,314$35,206
Some College$41,082$50,319$36,978

$39,577

Average Earnings

$43,314

Average Male

$35,206

Average Female

Clifton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clifton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Clifton Language

88.58% of Clifton residents speak only English, while 11.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.14% of the population.

Clifton Language

Clifton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,3361,92914.46%
Hispanic4,97595819.26%
Multiple2,2741717.52%
Other4508218.22%
Native492244.9%

15.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.55%

Male Poverty Rate

18.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clifton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clifton is Native, with 44.9% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clifton is Multiple, with 7.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.82%.

Clifton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.51%
High School13.44%
Bachelors or Greater12.99%
Some College11.95%

Clifton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed38.9%
Female Unemployed23.61%
Female Employed8.39%
Male Employed5.7%

Clifton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clifton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$60,203$72,004
Households$55,108$64,879
Married Families$74,286$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,192$43,933

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clifton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Clifton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Clifton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Clifton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clifton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,455

Number of Veterans

1,207

Male Veterans

248

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam525
First Gulf War356
Second Gulf War348
Korea43
World War II0

Clifton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54517
65 to 74352
55 to 64283
75+187
18 to 34116

Clifton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,33210.66%
Hispanic1173.65%
2+ Races895.97%
Asian2110.19%
Other Race133.65%

Clifton Veterans by Race

Clifton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clifton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Clifton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Clifton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Clifton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

50.26%

Born in Clifton

93.02%

Native Born

6.98%

Foreign Born

5.05%

Non Citizen

1.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.02% of Clifton residents were born in the United States, with 50.26% having been born in Colorado. 5.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clifton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202418,103-670-3.57%
202318,773-670-3.45%
202219,443-679-3.37%
202120,122-661-3.18%
202020,783350.17%
201920,7481760.86%
201820,5725272.63%
201720,045240.12%
201620,021-58-0.29%
201520,079-183-0.9%
201420,262-682-3.26%
201320,944-326-1.53%
201221,2706963.38%
201120,5746853.44%
201019,88900%

Clifton Population by Year