Clifton, CO

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2020 Population
20,783
0.169% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
32.7
0.305% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
23.2%
11.1% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$46,394
6.77% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$158,000
10.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Clifton, CO had a population of 20.8k people with a median age of 32.7 and a median household income of $46,394. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Clifton, CO grew from 20,748 to 20,783, a 0.169% increase and its median household income grew from $43,452 to $46,394, a 6.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clifton, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.6%), White (Hispanic) (20.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.82%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.52%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.08%).

None of the households in Clifton, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.1% of the residents in Clifton, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Clifton, CO was $158,000, and the homeownership rate was 64.9%.

Most people in Clifton, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Clifton, CO was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Clifton, CO is home to a population of 20.8k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.34% of Clifton, CO residents were born outside of the country (1.11k people).

In 2020, there were 3.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.1k people) in Clifton, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.19k White (Hispanic) and 586 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.1%
2020 Citizenship
97.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.1% of Clifton, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Clifton, CO was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clifton, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.1k ± 1.59k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.19k ± 896
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    586 ± 702
24.4%
Hispanic Population
5.08k people

In 2020, there were 3.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.1k people) in Clifton, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.19k White (Hispanic) and 586 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.4% of the people in Clifton, CO are hispanic (5.08k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

5.34%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.11k people
3.77%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
782 people

As of 2020, 5.34% of Clifton, CO residents (1.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clifton, CO was 3.77%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    631 ± 236
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    260 ± 133
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    184 ± 149

Clifton, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Clifton, CO employs 9.24k people. The largest industries in Clifton, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,473 people), Retail Trade (1,354 people), and Construction (1,332 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($60,500), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,361), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,111).

Occupations

9.24k
2020 Value
± 927
−3.48%
1 Year decline
± 14.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Clifton, CO declined at a rate of −3.48%, from 9.58k employees to 9.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clifton, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,071 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,048 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (924 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clifton, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.24k
2020 Value
± 927
−3.48%
1 Year decline
± 14.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Clifton, CO declined at a rate of −3.48%, from 9.58k employees to 9.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clifton, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,473 people), Retail Trade (1,354 people), and Construction (1,332 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clifton, CO, though some of these residents may live in Clifton, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,040
Median earning men ± $3,571
$27,754
Median earning women ± $3,337

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,208), Public Administration ($55,057), and Manufacturing ($48,207).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($66,979), Information ($46,042), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $23.8B
  2. $20.7B
  3. $16.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($20.7B) and Machinery ($16.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$221B
2020 Value in Colorado
$434B
Projected 2050 Value in Colorado
96.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $221B. This is expected to increase 96.6% to $434B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $10.3B
  2. $10.2B
  3. $9.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $10.3B, followed by Texas with $10.2B and Wyoming and $9.13B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.768% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.751% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Bachelors Degree (1.08M), Some college (1.01M), and High School or Equivalent (1M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Clifton, CO was $158,000 in 2020, which is 0.688 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $143,500 to $158,000, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Clifton, CO is 64.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Clifton, CO have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clifton, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$158,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,291
$4,697
Median Property Taxes
±$547

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clifton, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Clifton, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.9%
Homeownership
2020
59.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 64.9% of the housing units in Clifton, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.1%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 17.05
  2. Census Tract 17.06

The following map shows all of the places in Clifton, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$46,394
Median Household Income
± $5,949
7.24k
Number of Households
± 745

In 2020, the median household income of the 7.24k households in Clifton, CO grew to $46,394 from the previous year's value of $43,452.

The following chart displays the households in Clifton, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clifton, CO is from Colorado.
0.467
2020 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2020, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.264% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.8%)
  2. Carpooled (6.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.52%)

In 2020, 83.8% of workers in Clifton, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.6%) and those who worked at home (5.52%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clifton, CO have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% of the workforce in Clifton, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Clifton, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clifton, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clifton, CO (4.76k out of 20.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clifton, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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88.5% of the population of Clifton, CO has health coverage, with 28.1% on employee plans, 38.4% on Medicaid, 9.05% on Medicare, 9.12% on non-group plans, and 3.82% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Colorado was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Mesa County, CO see 891 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.22% decrease from the previous year (902 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1365 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 300 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Colorado, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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891 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mesa County, CO

Primary care physicians in Mesa County, CO see an average of 891 patients per year. This represents a 1.22% decrease from the previous year (902 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mesa County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Colorado across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.3% under 18 years, 26% between 18 and 34 years, 32.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.5%
Uninsured
28.1%
Employer Coverage
38.4%
Medicaid
9.05%
Medicare
9.12%
Non-Group
3.82%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clifton, CO declined by 6.02% from 12.2% to 11.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clifton, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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