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Population in 2010: 751. Population change since 2000: -5.1%
 

Males: 392  (52.2%)
Females: 359  (47.8%)

Median resident age:  44.5 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13690.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,080 (it was $33,950 in 2000)
Clifton:

$44,080
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,922

Clifton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,424 (it was $39,900 in 2000)
Clifton:

$60,424
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $97,265; Detached houses: $97,557; In 2-unit structures: $6,923; Mobile homes: $128,853; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $38,079

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Clifton races chart
  • White alone - 720 (95.9%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 12 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clifton: 129.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (19.1%), English (18.0%), Irish (16.9%), United States (10.1%), German (9.4%), French Canadian (6.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 135.1 square miles.

Population density: 5.6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Clifton:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clifton town:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

12 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.5%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Clifton town:  1.7% ($683)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Clifton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (78.6 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (151.6 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (248.4 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Star Lake, NY (2.4 miles ), Cranberry Lake, NY (2.4 miles) , Fine, NY (2.6 miles ), Clare, NY (3.4 miles) , Russell, NY (4.0 miles ), Pitcairn, NY (4.1 miles ), Edwards, NY (4.1 miles ), Piercefield, NY (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $52,500
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $72,700
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $72,700
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $23,200
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.21 N, Longitude: 74.95 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.3%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (16%)
  • Paper (10%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (33%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5%)
  • Paper (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

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Average climate in Clifton, New York

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Earthquake activity:

Clifton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 35.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 63.8 miles away from Clifton center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/8/2003 at 15:06:14, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.2 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.9 miles away from Clifton center
On 5/24/2002 at 23:46:00, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 66.1 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)

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Hospitals/medical centers near Clifton:

  • CLIFTON FINE HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; STAR LAKE, NY)

Political contributions by individuals in Clifton, NY

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clifton:

  • St Lawrence University (about 29 miles; Canton, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,297)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (about 30 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,572)
  • Clarkson University (about 32 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 3,129)
  • SUNY College at Potsdam (about 32 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 4,011)
  • Jefferson Community College (about 52 miles; Watertown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Utica College (about 80 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 2,258)
  • Mohawk Valley Community College-Utica Branch (about 80 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 4,403)

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Notable locations in Clifton: Cranberry Lake Campground (A), Cranberry Lake Biological Station (B), Clifton Community Library (C), Cranberry Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Cranberry Lake Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Silver Lake (A), Silver Leaf Pond (B), Simmons Pond (C), Slender Pond (D), Spectacle Pond (E), Spruce Pond (F), Sunny Pond (G), Tamarack Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Twin Ponds Outlet (A), Tooley Pond Outlet (B), Thomas Brook (C), Sucker Brook (D), Stony Brook (E), Sixmile Creek (F), Peavine Creek (G), Irish Brook (H), Dead Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
St. Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.4. This is about average.
City:

29.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 31.8. This is significantly worse than average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
City:

31.8
U.S.:

22.1


Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.4%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  12.0%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

17.4%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.0%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Clifton, NY

4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Clifton compared to New York state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (73%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Clifton town (based on St. Lawrence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.12%
Here46.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents67.9%11.3%4.5%3.1%2.0%
Congregations21.1%21.1%11.8%6.2%4.3%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention Charismatic Churches IndependentAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents1.9%1.8%1.1%0.9%5.5%
Congregations5.0%5.6%0.6%2.5%21.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
St. Lawrence County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
St. Lawrence County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
St. Lawrence County:

5.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 106
Here:

9.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Lawrence County:

29.6%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.3%
State:

15.6%

4.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.20%
New York average:

5.41%

0.39% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,270 average AGI)
St. Lawrence County:

0.39%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jefferson County, NY  0.45% ($29,287 average AGI)
from Franklin County, NY  0.32% ($28,873)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.12% ($27,767)


4.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
New York average:

6.26%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($942 average AGI)
St. Lawrence County:

0.13%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jefferson County, NY  0.42% ($30,758 average AGI)
to Franklin County, NY  0.29% ($27,648)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.23% ($27,894)

Strongest AM radio stations in Clifton:

  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIRD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNER (1410 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, NY)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clifton:

  • WRGR (102.3 FM; TUPPER LAKE, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID, INC.)
  • WXLH (91.3 FM; BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WYUL (94.7 FM; CHATEAUGAY, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WXLG (89.9 FM; NORTH CREEK, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBDI (106.7 FM; COPENHAGEN, NY; Owner: FORCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WJNY (90.9 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: PUBLIC B/CNG COUNCIL CENTRAL NY, INC)
  • WRCD (101.5 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: RADIO POWER INC.)
  • WYSI (96.7 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: RADIO POWER, INC.)
  • WGIX-FM (95.3 FM; GOUVERNEUR, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS NORTH, INC.)
  • WSLU (89.5 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Clifton:

  • WNPI-TV (Channel 18; NORWOOD, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV COUNCIL, INC)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 19 meters (62ft)
Total costs: $7,121,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,410
Total average daily truck traffic: 414


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Todd J Bowman, 160 Columbian Road (Ny1035 Cranberry Lake) (Lat: 44.215611 Lon: -74.848333), Type: 32.0, Structure height: 36089 m, Overall height: 32 m
    Registrant: 9417575010, Tbowman@tarpontowers.Com, 1001 THIRD AVENUE WEST Suite- 420

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC2DCK, Licensee ID: L01356114
    Grant Date: 01/03/2008, Expiration Date: 03/05/2018, Certifier: Jesse D Jensen
    Registrant: Jesse D Jensen, 267 Field St, Clifton, NY 14432


Businesses in Clifton, NY

  • Burger King: 1

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