Clifton, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 2,012.
Population change since 2000: +21.4%
Males: 1,047  (52.0%)
Females: 965  (48.0%)
Median resident age:

41.2 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 53554, 54638.

Clifton Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $101,108 (it was $71,810 in 2000)
Clifton:

$101,108
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $40,941 (it was $25,352 in 2000)

Clifton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $339,350 (it was $208,500 in 2000)
Clifton:

$339,350
WI:

$178,900
March 2019 cost of living index in Clifton: 104.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Clifton, WI (2010)
    • 1,94596.7%White alone
    • 231.1%Asian alone
    • 211.0%Hispanic
    • 170.8%Two or more races
    • 50.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.05%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: German (43.4%), Irish (14.4%), Norwegian (13.8%), Swedish (9.9%), English (7.1%), Polish (7.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 34.4 square miles.

Population density: 59 people per square mile   (very low).

Clifton, Wisconsin map

17 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Wisconsin:

3.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Clifton town:

1.5% ($3,054)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Paul, MN (20.8 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (327.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Oak Grove, WI (2.3 miles ),
Prescott, WI (2.3 miles ),
River Falls, WI (2.5 miles ),
Troy, WI (2.6 miles ),
St. Marys Point, MN (2.6 miles ),
Afton, MN (2.7 miles ),
Lake St. Croix Beach, MN (2.7 miles ),
Hastings, MN (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 44.82 N, Longitude: 92.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Distribution of median household income in Clifton, WI in 2017
Clifton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Most common industries in Clifton, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.8%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Air transportation (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.0%)
  • Health care (14.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.4%)
  • Social assistance (8.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Clifton, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Computer specialists (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Computer specialists (4.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Child care workers (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.4%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)

Average climate in Clifton, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Clifton, Wisconsin average temperatures Clifton, Wisconsin average precipitation Clifton, Wisconsin humidity Clifton, Wisconsin wind speed Clifton, Wisconsin snowfall Clifton, Wisconsin sunshine Clifton, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.7. This is about average.

City:

75.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.419. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.419
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 0.198. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.198
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.45
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00249. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00249
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Clifton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the Clifton town center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.6 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 158 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clifton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 171.4 miles away from Clifton center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 183.1 miles away from Clifton center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 331.7 miles away from Clifton center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 211.7 miles away from Clifton center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 302.3 miles away from Clifton center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Clifton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Clifton:

  • PRESCOTT NURSING AND REHAB COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; PRESCOTT, WI)
  • RIVER FALLS AREA HOSP-KINNIC HOME DIV (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; RIVER FALLS, WI)
  • LUTHERAN HOME RIVER FALLS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; RIVER FALLS, WI)
  • RIVER FALLS AREA HSPTL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; RIVER FALLS, WI)
  • GRACE HEALTHCARE OF RIVER FALLS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; RIVER FALLS, WI)
  • REGINA MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; HASTINGS, MN)
  • AUGUSTANA HEALTH CARE CENTER OF HASTINGS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HASTINGS, MN)

Amtrak station near Clifton:

  • 20 miles: RED WING (LEVEE RD.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Clifton:

  • 20 miles: Prairie Island 1 and 2 in Red Wing, MN.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clifton:

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 6 miles; River Falls, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,868)
  • Inver Hills Community College (about 16 miles; Inver Grove Heights, MN; FT enrollment: 4,049)
  • Dakota County Technical College (about 18 miles; Rosemount, MN; FT enrollment: 2,478)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 20 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 6,159)
  • Century College (about 20 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)
  • Saint Paul College (about 21 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,778)
  • Concordia University-Saint Paul (about 23 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Clifton: Clifton Highlands Golf Course (A), Clifton Hollow Golf Club (B), Highlands Golf Club (C), Clifton Townhall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mann Valley Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

River: Kinnickinnic River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Clifton include: Kinnickinnic River Gorge and Delta State Natural Area (1), Kinnickinnic State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.9 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

85.0%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.7%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.2%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.9%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in Clifton:

Marital status in Clifton, WI
  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 73.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 3.8%

For population 25 years and over in Clifton:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Clifton, WI (based on Pierce County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,31629
Catholic6,7906
Evangelical Protestant3,27520
Other1372
None21,501-
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
Pierce County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Here:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Pierce County:

7.29 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.7%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pierce County:

10.4%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

7.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.71%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from St. Croix County, WI  2.07% ($46,730 average AGI)
from Dakota County, MN  0.62% ($72,714)
from Washington County, MN  0.60% ($67,777)


7.54% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,502 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.54%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Croix County, WI  2.27% ($52,925 average AGI)
to Dakota County, MN  0.50% ($45,076)
to Washington County, MN  0.47% ($54,730)

Strongest AM radio stations in Clifton:

  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WEVR (1550 AM; 1 kW; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: HANTEN BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WMGT (1220 AM; 5 kW; STILLWATER, MN; Owner: ENDURANCE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMIN (740 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: WRPX, INC.)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • KKMS (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, MN)
  • KDWA (1460 AM; 1 kW; HASTINGS, MN; Owner: K & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clifton:

  • WEVR-FM (106.3 FM; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: HANTEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • WCAL (89.3 FM; NORTHFIELD, MN; Owner: ST. OLAF COLLEGE)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGVX (105.1 FM; LAKEVILLE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRFW (88.7 FM; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIV. OF WIS. SYS.)
  • K214DF (90.7 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K294AM (106.7 FM; WEST ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: FRESH AIR, INCORPORATED)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KBEM-FM (88.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: BD. OF EDUCATION, S.S.D. NO. 1)

TV broadcast stations around Clifton:

  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • W55AP (Channel 55; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K58BS (Channel 58; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K67HG (Channel 67; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K14KH (Channel 14; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K19ER (Channel 19; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W62BD (Channel 62; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WBWX-CA (Channel 13; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.5mTotal length
  • 5,190Total average daily traffic
  • 5,705Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Clifton, WI
  • 55.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.6%Utility gas
  • 10.0%Electricity
  • 9.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.8%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Clifton, WI
  • 63.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.9%Electricity
  • 5.6%Utility gas


Clifton compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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