Clifton, Kansas

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Clifton is a city in Washington and Clay counties in the U.S. state of Kansas. The population was 557 at the 2000 census.



Clifton is located at 39°34′1″N 97°16′48″W / 39.56694°N 97.28°W / 39.56694; -97.28 (39.567063, -97.279982)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 557 people, 240 households, and 149 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,378.7 people per square mile (537.6/km²). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 688.1/sq mi (268.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.74% White, 0.54% Native American, and 0.72% from two or more races.

There were 240 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,750, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $26,458 versus $16,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,962. About 16.2% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.1% of those under age 18 and 28.5% of those age 65 or over.

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