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Welcome to Clifton (aka 'West Clifton') ...

The city of Clifton is primarily located in Washington County<1>. A portion of Clifton extends into Clay County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clifton has a population of 507 people<2> (see below for details).

Clifton was founded in 1870 and was incorporated in 1884.

The city of Clifton has also been called West Clifton.

The community of Clifton is 1,290 feet [393 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Clifton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Clifton: (785)

The ZIP code for Clifton: 66937<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clifton had an population of 507 people. This is a decrease of 8.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clifton had a population of 554 people (which is 9.55% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Clifton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Clifton represents 0.02% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 276th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 554 people, the population of Clifton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 557 people).

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

Communities Also Named Clifton ...

While we believe that this Clifton is located in Washington County, we know of another 3 Kansas communities named Clifton. Those communities are located in the following counties: Clay, Wilson and Woodson County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 82 communities that are also named Clifton - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Florida (4), Georgia (2), Idaho (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa, 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.

  • Clay Center [Clay County]
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    • Clay Center [Clay County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Clifton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,991 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Center have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay Center<7>
  • Clyde [Cloud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Cloud County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Clifton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 647 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Clyde:
    • Elk Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<7>
  • Miltonvale [Cloud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miltonvale
    • Miltonvale [Cloud County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Clifton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miltonvale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miltonvale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miltonvale<7>
  • Linn [Washington County]
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    • Linn [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Clifton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 384 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linn<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greenleaf [Washington County]
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      • Greenleaf [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Clifton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 303 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenleaf
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenleaf<7>
    • Morganville [Clay County]
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      • Morganville [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Clifton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 190 people
      • Former name for Morganville:
      • Della
      • Morganville has also been known as:
      • Morgantown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganville
    • Morrowville [Washington County]
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      • Morrowville [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Clifton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
      • Former name for Morrowville:
      • Morrow Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrowville
    • Cuba [Republic County]
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      • Cuba [Republic County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Clifton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 141 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cuba<7>
    • Green [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green
      • Green [Clay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Clifton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green<7>
    • Palmer [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmer
      • Palmer [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Clifton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmer

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. 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.

Adding Clifton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Clifton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Clifton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Clifton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Clifton on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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.

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Washington, 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 city (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 obstructions 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 CliftonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clifton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5679, Longitude: -97.2791    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>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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