Clifton, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 537 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 
Males: 244  (45.6%)
Females: 293  (54.4%)
Median resident age:  46.8 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip codes: 66937.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,050 (it was $21,750 in 2000)
Clifton:

$54,050
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,268 (it was $13,962 in 2000)

Clifton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $65,435 (it was $24,500 in 2000)
Clifton:

$65,435
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $68,245; Detached houses: $68,140

Median gross rent in 2016: $411.

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  • Races in Clifton, KS (2010)

    Clifton races chart
    • 54398.0%White alone
    • 61.1%Hispanic
    • 20.4%Black alone
    • 20.4%Two or more races
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

Races in Clifton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Clifton: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (39.3%), French (11.0%), English (9.7%), American (9.0%), Swedish (5.5%), Danish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1302 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 1,329 people per square mile   (low).

Clifton,KS real estate house value index trend

Clifton, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Clifton:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clifton city:

  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

12 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:

2.3%
Kansas:

6.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Clifton, Kansas as of December 15, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Clifton to the number of sex offenders is 520 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,226 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $934 (1.6%)

Clifton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (91.7 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (468.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Vining, KS (0.8 miles) , Clyde, KS (2.6 miles ), Morganville, KS (2.8 miles) , Palmer, KS (3.0 miles) , Agenda, KS (3.6 miles) , Linn, KS (3.6 miles ), Clay Center, KS (3.9 miles ), Aurora, KS (3.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $200,000

Latitude: 39.57 N, Longitude: 97.28 W

Area code: 785

Clifton household income distribution Clifton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)

Work and jobs in Clifton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Clifton, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Clifton-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Clifton city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/11/1966, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clifton-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 282.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 236.8 miles away from Clifton center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 201.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 116.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 117.6 miles away from Clifton center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 474.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Clifton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Clifton:

  • COMMUNITY CARE INC (310 STRAND ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Clifton:

  • PARK VILLA (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CLYDE, KS)
  • CLAY COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; CLAY CENTER, KS)
  • MEADOWLARK HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; CLAY CENTER, KS)
  • MEDICALODGES CLAY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CLAY CENTER, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clifton:

  • Kansas State University (about 46 miles; Manhattan, KS; Full-time enrollment: 20,703)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 93 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Washburn University (about 93 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 93 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 95 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Emporia State University (about 100 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)
  • Central Community College (about 109 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)

Public elementary/middle schools in Clifton:

See full list of schools located in Clifton

Library in Clifton:

  • CLIFTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,014; Location: 104 E. PARALLEL; 3,859 books; 100 audio materials; 200 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Clifton: Clifton City Ambulance (A), Clifton Public Library (B), Clifton City Hall (C), Clifton Community Historical Society Museum (D), Clifton Fire Station (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Clifton: Saint Marys Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Sunflower Inn (102 Clifton Street).

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.2%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 71.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.5%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.7%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported
20 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Banks with branches in Clifton (2011 data):

  • Kaw Valley State Bank and Trust Company: Clifton Branch at 103 E Parallel Street, branch established on 1878/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/25: Bank assets: $135.2 mil, Deposits: $113.0 mil, headquarters in Wamego, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Kaw Valley Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Kansas average:

11.2

Clifton travel time to work - commute Clifton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Clifton city (based on Washington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,38816
Catholic1,2875
Mainline Protestant1,22212
Other1-
None901-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Washington County:

10.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Washington County:

12.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

13.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

27.5%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

6.6%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.5%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Clifton:

47.1%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Clifton:

30.4
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Clifton:

22.5%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Clifton:

21.3%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Clifton:

44.7%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Clifton:

53.8%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Clifton:

76.5%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Clifton, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$1,535
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$30
Firefighters 0$0 24$96
Health 0$0 3$200
Sewerage 1$2,841$34,0920$0
Water Supply 1$2,904$34,8480$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$40
Totals for Government 2$5,745$34,47036$1,901

Clifton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $93,000 ($173.18)
    Regular Highways: $58,000 ($108.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $39,000 ($72.63)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($61.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($55.87)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($46.55)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($44.69)
    Fire Protection: $19,000 ($35.38)
    Health Services - Other: $16,000 ($29.80)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($22.35)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($5.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($3.72)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $45,000 ($83.80)

Clifton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $32,000 ($59.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($55.87)
    All Other: $10,000 ($18.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($11.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $15,000 ($27.93)
    All Other: $14,000 ($26.07)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($20.48)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($16.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $41,000 ($76.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $22,000 ($40.97)
    General Support: $7,000 ($13.04)
  • Tax - Property: $74,000 ($137.80)
    Public Utilities: $14,000 ($26.07)

Clifton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $40,000 ($74.49)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $30,000 ($55.87)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,000 ($18.62)

Clifton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $236,000 ($439.48)

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,156 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marshall County, KS  0.57% ($27,857 average AGI)


4.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marshall County, KS  0.86% ($21,857 average AGI)
to Riley County, KS  0.66% ($32,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Clifton:

  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clifton:

  • KCKS (94.9 FM; CONCORDIA, KS; Owner: KNCK, INC.)
  • KHCD (89.5 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KCLY (100.9 FM; CLAY CENTER, KS; Owner: CROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KREP (92.1 FM; BELLEVILLE, KS; Owner: FIRST REPUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Clifton:

  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Clifton fatal accident list:

Oct 29, 2004 12:10 AM, Myrtle, Bartlett, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Clifton)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Approx 2 Mi Se (Lat: 39.545556 Lon: -97.250028), Structure height: 79 m, Call Sign: KAC969
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.1800 MHzGrant Date: 12/08/2004, Expiration Date: 02/01/2015, Cancellation Date: 10/03/2011Registrant: Mona Lee & Associates, LLC, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Pmb 165, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 230-1809, Fax: (713) 831-6899, Email:
  • 100 Sw Of Int Center St And Parallel St (Lat: 39.522222 Lon: -97.261972), Call Sign: KNDK306, Licensee ID: L00041994
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.125 MHzGrant Date: 06/04/1997, Expiration Date: 08/13/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/15/2002Registrant: Farmers Cooperative Shipping Association, Center And Parallel Sts, Clifton, KS 66937, Phone: (913) 455-3315
  • Lat: 39.524194 Lon: -97.199111, Call Sign: WQMR966
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.687 MHz, 456.687 MHzGrant Date: 11/02/2010, Expiration Date: 11/02/2020, Certifier: Barry BechardRegistrant: Comm-Tronix, 1735 Mccormick, Wichita, KS 67213, Phone: (316) 263-5958, Fax: (316) 462-0555, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • CLIFTON, 319 Eagle Road (Lat: 39.613611 Lon: -97.275889), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQRK248
    Assigned Frequencies: 6765.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/03/2013, Expiration Date: 06/03/2023, Certifier: John D GeilRegistrant: Lockard & White Inc, 3007 Earl Rudder Fwy, Suite 100, College Station, TX 77845, Phone: (281) 586-5706, Fax: (979) 217-8815, Email:
  • Clifton KS, 319 Eagle Road (Lat: 39.613611 Lon: -97.275889), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQTY258
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.306 MHz, 928.306 MHzGrant Date: 05/05/2014, Expiration Date: 05/05/2024, Certifier: John D GeilRegistrant: Lockard & White, Inc., 3007 Earl Rudder Freeway S. Ste 100, College Station, TX 77845, Phone: (281) 586-5741, Fax: (979) 217-8815, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC0CXL, Licensee ID: L01370769, Grant Date: 02/20/2008, Expiration Date: 03/11/2018, Registrant: Tage B Toll, 621 1st Rd, Clifton, KS 66932
  • Call Sign: N0AWG, Licensee ID: L00935974, Grant Date: 12/10/2014, Expiration Date: 01/30/2025, Certifier: Henry E Steinbrock, Registrant: Henry E Steinbrock, 211 E Linden, Clifton, KS 66937

Drinking water stations with addresses in Clifton and their reported violations in the past:

CLIFTON, CITY OF (Population served: 552, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Clifton that have no violations reported:

  • CLAY CO RWD 1 (Population served: 98, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Most common first names in Clifton, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1483.7 years
George1379.2 years
John1178.4 years
William1076.2 years
Charles881.9 years
Donald764.3 years
Hazel788.6 years
Mabel787.1 years
Edward781.0 years
Esther784.7 years
Most common last names in Clifton, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peterson1376.9 years
Kahrs974.0 years
Wurtz883.7 years
Schumaker883.4 years
Knox779.8 years
Kisby784.3 years
Johnson785.4 years
Jackson772.4 years
Rundle687.3 years
Rand576.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (93%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

Clifton compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Clifton on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Southern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Africa (population 500+)"
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