Poverty in Clifton, Colorado

What is the poverty rate in Clifton, Colorado?
The poverty rate in Clifton is 26.2%. One out of every 3.8 residents of Clifton lives in poverty.

How many people in Clifton, Colorado live in poverty?
5,223 of 19,898 Clifton residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Clifton compare to the rest of Colorado?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Colorado is 11.5%, meaning Clifton has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Colorado.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Clifton, Colorado Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

White

15,642

25.5% 10.3% 78.0%

Hispanic

3,738

31.1% 22.2% 18.6%

What's the Poverty Rate in Clifton, Colorado By Race?

25.5% of White residents of Clifton, Colorado live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Clifton, Colorado is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 3,982 of 15,642 white Coloradans live below the poverty line. Approximately 78.0% of the total population of Clifton, Colorado are white.

31.1% of Hispanic residents of Clifton, Colorado live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Clifton, Colorado is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 1,163 of 3,738 hispanic Coloradans live below the poverty line. Approximately 18.6% of the total population of Clifton, Colorado are hispanic.

Clifton, Colorado Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Clifton, Colorado?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Clifton, Colorado is 25.7%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Clifton, Colorado is 26.7%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Clifton, Colorado

Female residents of Clifton, Colorado are slightly(3%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

2,478 of 9,624 males in Clifton live below the poverty line.

2,745 of 10,274 females in Clifton live below the poverty line.

Clifton, Colorado Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Clifton can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Clifton, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 32.0%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Clifton, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 22.9%.

Poverty for younger ages in Clifton is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Clifton, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 43.3%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Clifton, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 48.1%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Clifton can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Clifton, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 9.2%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Clifton, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 24.2%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Clifton, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 35.8%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Clifton, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Clifton, Colorado Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Clifton, Colorado?

Clifton, Colorado Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Clifton, Colorado Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

51.0%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

38.6%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

16.1%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

25.0%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

18.6%

75 to 84 Years Old

5.6%

Over 85 Years Old

8.0%

Clifton, Colorado Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Clifton, Colorado born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Clifton, Colorado who were born citizens of the United States is 26.2%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Clifton, Colorado who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 26.3%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Clifton, Colorado born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Clifton, Colorado have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 19,442 residents of Clifton, Colorado who were born citizens of the United States, 5,103 (26.2%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 120 (26.3%) of 456 residents of Clifton, Colorado who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Clifton, Colorado

The poverty rate in Clifton is 26.2%.
Clifton is in Mesa County.
Colorado Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Clifton 26.2%
Fruita 15.8%
Fruitvale 9.4%
Grand Junction 18.3%
Loma 6.3%
Orchard Mesa 13.3%
Palisade 20.7%
Redlands 3.3%

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