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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Clifton is a town in Colorado with a population of 20,572. Clifton is in Mesa County. Living in Clifton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Clifton there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Clifton and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$138,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$858
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Clifton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Clifton

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,009
National
$55,322
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Clifton is a very small town in between Grand Junction and Palisade. Like every place you go to or live, Clifton has its ups an downs, its good and bad areas but, overall its a great small community. Clifton has Lots of diversity but also lots of things people could have in common. For me personally, I haven't been around all of Clifton or really talked to many people in other neighborhoods but for what I hear and could tell, Clifton is kind of like one big family from all different kinds of backgrounds but live in this great small little town.
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I moved here from Utah when I retired and I find this to be a very relaxing, quiet and peaceful place to live. People are very friendly, the weather is great and the cost of living is low. Nice tax break for 60+ as well. I'm very happy here.
The town overall isn't bad however I would like to see the crime rate decrease. The school administration isn't the best but the teachers were wonderful. I have a lot of bad experiences here and excited to move and see something new. Clifton has some sort of glumly cloud over it that traps people here and you cant become much in a small town like this.