Population: 20,021Median home value: $125,900 59 Ranks better than 18% of areas

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A Clifton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Clifton Cost of Living Cost of living is 20% lower than Colorado
8614% less expensive than the US average
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Clifton cost of living
F Clifton Crime Total crime is 55% higher than Colorado
Total crime
4,76173% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2273% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
8%Year over year crime is up
Clifton crime
F Clifton Employment Household income is 40% lower than Colorado
Median household income
$37,22333% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$18,95636% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%76% higher than the US average
Clifton employment
C- Clifton Housing Home value is 52% lower than Colorado
Median home value
$125,90032% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$75321% lower than the US average
Home ownership
66%4% higher than the US average
Clifton real estate or Clifton rentals
F Clifton Schools HS graduation rate is 13% lower than Colorado
High school grad. rates
76%9% lower than the US average
School test scores
21%58% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:19% lower than the US average
Clifton K-12 schools

Living in Clifton, CO

Clifton, Colorado is a medium-sized city with a population of 20,021 people. Clifton has a population density of 3,304 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (94% White). Given that fact, Clifton could be considered less diverse than other cities. Clifton tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 33 is far below the national average.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Clifton is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before moving to any new city in Colorado, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Clifton and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Colorado and national averages.

The livability score in Clifton is 60 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 18th percentile of all cities across America. Compared to the United States average, this area has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. For each of the livability categories, we see that Clifton ranks very well for amenities (A) and cost of living (B+). Unfortunately for Clifton, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F), education (F) and employment (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Clifton on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Assuming that Clifton meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Clifton. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Clifton are simply unattainable. The median home price for Clifton homes is $125,900, which is 52.4% lower than the Colorado average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Clifton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 19% lower than the Colorado average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Clifton were 9.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.2%.

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How to Have a Great Time in Clifton, CO

There is a variety of things to do in Clifton, especially if you're planning a family vacation or want to find fun activities for friends to enjoy.

The Grand Junction Visitors Center offers plenty of suggestions for how to make the most of your time while you're in the city. Carlson Vineyards Winery and Tasting Room provides a variety of wines from various regions of the world. You'll also get some great ideas for how to pair wines with your favorite foods. You can also visit Hermosa Vineyards to sample wine and see how wine is created.

James M. Robb Colorado State Park is another attraction that gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the fresh air, take a long walk and view the trees and wildlife that is native to Clifton. Grand Mesa is another beautiful park that is perfect for hiking. Cross Orchards Historic Site is an interesting site as well and is a great place to take pictures.
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