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Clifton, Colorado
F Road (US Highway 6) in Clifton looking toward Grand Mesa.
F Road (US Highway 6) in Clifton looking toward Grand Mesa.
Location of the Clifton CDP in  Mesa County, Colorado.
Location of the Clifton CDP in Mesa County, Colorado.
Clifton, Colorado is located in the United States
Clifton, Colorado
Clifton, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Mesa County
Government
 • Type unincorporated town
Area
 • Total 6.089 sq mi (15.771 km2)
 • Land 6.016 sq mi (15.582 km2)
 • Water 0.073 sq mi (0.189 km2)
Elevation
4,724 ft (1,440 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 19,889
 • Density 3,306/sq mi (1,276/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
81520
Area code(s) 970
GNIS feature Clifton CDP

Clifton is an unincorporated town, a post office, and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Mesa County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Clifton post office has the ZIP Code 81520. At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Clifton CDP was 19,889, while the population of the 81520 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 13,447.

Geography

Clifton is located at 39°4′39″N 108°27′51″W / 39.07750°N 108.46417°W / 39.07750; -108.46417 (39.077631, -108.464219).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.8 square miles (18 km2), of which, 6.8 square miles (18 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.17%) is water. Clifton lies in the warmest USDA hardiness zone in Colorado at 7a.

Demographics

The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Clifton CDP for the 1980 United States Census.

Clifton CDP, Colorado
Year Pop. ±%
1970 5,223 —    
1980 6,597 +26.3%
1990 12,671 +92.1%
2000 12,238 −3.4%
2010 19,889 +62.5%
2020 —    
Source: United States Census Bureau

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