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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.



Clifton was founded in 1870 and was incorporated in 1884.

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

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

Clifton lies within the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Clifton: 66937<4>

The city of Clifton has also been called West Clifton.

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 (or 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 total 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 (with 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
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Clyde
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde is located in Cloud County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 647 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde <5>
  • Miltonvale
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Linn
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linn
    • Linn is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 384 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linn <5>
  • Greenleaf
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Greenleaf
    • Greenleaf is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 303 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenleaf <5>
  • Morganville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganville
    • Morganville is located in Clay County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 190 people
    • Morganville has also been known as:
    • Morgantown
  • Morrowville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrowville
    • Morrowville is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
  • Cuba
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
    • Cuba is located in Republic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 141 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cuba <5>
  • Green
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Palmer
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmer
    • Palmer is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Clifton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Clifton post office opened in 1862.

We also found Clifton in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Clifton.

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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