Clifton, Colorado Population 2022

20,748
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Clifton is a city located in Mesa County Colorado. Clifton has a 2020 population of 20,748. Clifton is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 4.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,889 in 2010.

The average household income in Clifton is $54,033 with a poverty rate of 26.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $873 per month, and the median house value is $143,500. The median age in Clifton is 32.8 years, 32.1 years for males, and 33.6 years for females.

Clifton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cliftonwas:

  • White: 95.55%
  • Two or more races: 2.25%
  • Asian: 0.88%
  • Other race: 0.71%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Black or African American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Clifton, Colorado is 20,748 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,748.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,889.

Clifton, Colorado Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,82495.55%
Two or More Races4672.25%
Asian1830.88%
Some Other Race1480.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native910.44%
Black or African American350.17%
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Clifton Population by Race

Clifton Population Pyramid $2022

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Clifton Median Age

32.8


Total

32.1


Male

33.6


Female

Clifton Adults

There are 15,359 adults, (2,372 of whom are seniors) in Clifton.

Clifton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Clifton Sex Ratio

Female

10,440

50.32%

Male

10,308

49.68%

Clifton Population by Age

Clifton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clifton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female35.6%64.4%
Non Family54.9%45.1%
All66.1%33.9%
Male68.9%31.1%
Married85.4%14.6%

66.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clifton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0122.5966.1
Married3,4153.2985.4
Non Family2,7591.4154.9
Female1,2012.8335.6
Male6373.4768.9

3.06

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Clifton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3442.60%
9th to 12th Grade1,2469.41%
High School Graduate4,92637.21%
Some College4,02530.40%
Associates Degree1,0547.96%
Bachelors Degree1,2879.72%
Graduate Degree3572.70%
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Clifton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clifton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,0399,8751,442
Hispanic1,9201,538164
Asian16812938
Other Race11262
2+ Races11095
Native American9191
Black3530

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 22.62%.

Clifton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,573$39,670$22,306
Less Than 9th Grade$24,439$27,230$16,036
High School Graduate$31,096$41,768$25,684
Some College$28,375$38,787$16,491
Bachelors Degree$43,618$44,079$42,697
Graduate Degree$$8,478$

$30,573

Average Earnings

$39,670

Average Male

$22,306

Average Female

Clifton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clifton Language by Age

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Clifton Language

94.02% of Clifton residents speak only English, while 5.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.80% of the population.

Clifton Language

Clifton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,0223,92124.47%
Hispanic3,9041,37235.14%
Multiple4678317.77%
Native911819.78%
Other8NaN%

26.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.42%

Male Poverty Rate

28.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clifton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clifton is White, with 24.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clifton is Multiple, with 17.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.71%.

Clifton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.71%
High School20.16%
Some College17.84%
Bachelors or Greater17.40%

Clifton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed55.22%
Male Unemployed49.68%
Female Employed17.11%
Male Employed9.81%

Clifton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clifton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,452$54,033
Families$49,029$59,270
Married Families$64,741-
Non Families$30,550$40,120
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Income by Household Type

Clifton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Clifton Married by Age and Sex

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Clifton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Clifton Marital Status by Race

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Clifton Marital Status

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1,638

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam532
First Gulf War392
Second Gulf War213
Korea156
World War II15

Clifton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54481
55 to 64427
65 to 74316
75+216
18 to 34198

Clifton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,54910.56%
Hispanic1104.38%
Native American2830.77%
2+ Races258.99%
Asian2414.29%
Other Race1210.71%

Clifton Veterans by Race

Clifton Veterans by Education

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14.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clifton Veterans by Education

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66%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Clifton Employment by Age

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Clifton Employment by Race

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Clifton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.45%

Born in Clifton

96.23%

Native Born

3.77%

Foreign Born

2.82%

Non Citizen

0.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.23% of Clifton residents were born in the United States, with 56.45% having been born in Colorado. 2.82% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202220,7480.00%
202120,7480.00%
202020,7480.00%
201920,7481760.86%
201820,5725272.63%
201720,045240.12%
201620,021-58-0.29%
201520,079-183-0.90%
201420,262-682-3.26%
201320,944-326-1.53%
201221,2706963.38%
201120,5746853.44%
201019,8890.00%

Clifton Population by Year