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The town of Clifton is located in Fairfax County<1>.

The location of Clifton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Clifton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1940.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clifton has a population of 299 people<3> (see below for details).

Clifton is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Clifton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Clifton: (703) & (571)<5>

Websites for Clifton ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Clifton, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clifton had an population of 299 people. This is an increase of 6.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 61.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clifton had a population of 282 people. This makes Clifton the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 282 people, the population of Clifton increased 52.43% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 185 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 Fairfax County, we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Clifton. Those communities are located in the following counties: Orange and Russell County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 81 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, 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, 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.

  • Arlington
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Alexandria
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Manassas
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Herndon
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herndon
    • Herndon is located in Fairfax County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,573 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herndon <6>
  • Fairfax
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Manassas Park
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manassas Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manassas Park
    • Manassas Park is located in Manassas Park City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,004 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas Park <6>
  • Vienna
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Falls Church
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Dumfries
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumfries
    • Dumfries is located in Prince William County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,106 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumfries <6>
  • Indian Head
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Head have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Head
    • Indian Head is located in Charles County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,787 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Head <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. 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 book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Clifton in the book titled .<7> From that list, the Clifton post office opened in 1940.

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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Fairfax, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clifton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clifton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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