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Clifton, Idaho
Location of Clifton in Franklin County, Idaho.
Location of Clifton in Franklin County, Idaho.
Country United States
State Idaho
County Franklin
 • Total 2.30 sq mi (5.95 km2)
 • Land 2.30 sq mi (5.95 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
4,852 ft (1,479 m)
 • Total 259
 • Estimate 
 • Density 132.23/sq mi (51.06/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-16120
GNIS feature ID 0397557

Clifton is a city in Franklin County, Idaho, United States. The population was 259 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Clifton is located at 42°11′15″N 112°0′21″W / 42.18750°N 112.00583°W / 42.18750; -112.00583 (42.187585, -112.005856), 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 2.25 square miles (5.83 km2), all of it land.


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.

In 1930 Clifton had a population of 217.

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


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 234
1930 217 −7.3%
1940 268 23.5%
1950 201 −25.0%
1960 150 −25.4%
1970 137 −8.7%
1980 208 51.8%
1990 228 9.6%
2000 213 −6.6%
2010 259 21.6%
2019 (est.) 304 17.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 259 people, 77 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 115.1 inhabitants per square mile (44.4/km2). There were 88 housing units at an average density of 39.1 per square mile (15.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 77 households, of which 46.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 84.4% were married couples living together, 1.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 11.7% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.36 and the average family size was 3.65.

The median age in the city was 31.4 years. 40.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 20.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

Notable people

  • Harold B. Lee, eleventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was born in Clifton on March 28, 1899.
  • Tara Westover, an author was born and raised on the outskirts of Clifton. She wrote a memoir, Educated, about her childhood there.

See also

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