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Clifton, Arizona

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Welcome to Clifton ...

The town of Clifton is located in Greenlee County<1> (at the time of its founding, Clifton was located in Graham County) and is the County Seat for Greenlee County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clifton has a population of 3,708 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Clifton.

Clifton is 3,870 feet [1,180 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Clifton is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Clifton lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Clifton, you will leave Mountain Standard Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT). In addition, you will be moving from an area that does not observe daylight saving time to one that does.

The telephone area code for Clifton: (928)

The ZIP code for Clifton: 85533<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clifton had an population of 3,708 people. This is an increase of 11.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 42.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clifton had a population of 3,311 people (or 39.24% of the total population of Greenlee County). This makes Clifton the county's most populous community.

The population of Clifton represents 0.05% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 71st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,311 people, the population of Clifton increased 27.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,596 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Clifton.

Communities Also Named Clifton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 81 communities that are also named Clifton - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Florida (4), Georgia (2), Idaho (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (5), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (4), Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (3), Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (3), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clifton.

Communities near Clifton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Clifton.

  • Guthrie [Greenlee County]
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    • Guthrie [Greenlee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Clifton
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  • York [Greenlee County]
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    • York [Greenlee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Clifton
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  • Sheldon [Greenlee County]
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    • Sheldon [Greenlee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Clifton
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  • Mule Creek [Grant County]
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    • San Jose [Graham County]
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      • San Jose [Graham County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southwest of Clifton
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    • Duncan [Greenlee County]
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      • Duncan [Greenlee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Clifton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<6>
    • Solomon [Graham County]
    • Franklin [Greenlee County]
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      • Franklin [Greenlee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Clifton
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    • Graham [Graham County]
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      • Graham [Graham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Clifton
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    • Safford [Graham County]
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      • Safford [Graham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Clifton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,983 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Safford<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clifton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clifton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clifton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clifton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clifton. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Clifton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clifton ...

Looking for more information about Clifton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Clifton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Clifton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Clifton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Greenlee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clifton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clifton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Clifton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Clifton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Clifton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clifton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clifton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clifton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0504, Longitude: -109.2957    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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