Clifton, Idaho

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Clifton is a city in Franklin County, Idaho, United States. The population was 213 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Clifton is located at 42°11′15″N 112°0′21″W / 42.1875°N 112.00583°W / 42.1875; -112.00583 (42.187585, -112.005856),[1] at 4,860 feet (1,480 m) in elevation.

It lies in the northern end of Cache Valley, at the base of the Bannock Mountain Range.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2  square miles (5.8 km²),


Clifton was originally settled by Thomas Charles Davis Howell and his sons in the Spring of 1869. A Latter-day Saint branch was organized here with William Jared Pratt as president latter that year. A post office was set up in 1870. A ward was organized here in 1877.[2]

In 1930 Clifton had a population of 217.[3]

Harold B. Lee, eleventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was born in Clifton on March 28, 1899.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 213 people, 61 households, and 53 families residing in the city. The population density was 94.6 people per square mile (36.6/km²). There were 71 housing units at an average density of 31.5/sq mi (12.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.59% White, 0.47% Native American, 0.47% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 61 households out of which 45.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.7% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.5% were non-families. 11.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.49 and the average family size was 3.78.

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