Clifton, Illinois

Clifton is a village in Chebanse Township, Iroquois County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,468 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 1,317 at the 2000 census.

Clifton, Illinois
Location of Clifton in Iroquois County, Illinois
Clifton's location in Iroquois County
Coordinates: 40°56′07″N 87°56′04″W
Country United States
State Illinois
  Village PresidentRobert Berns
  Total0.88 sq mi (2.28 km2)
  Land0.88 sq mi (2.28 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
669 ft (204 m)
  Density1,582.29/sq mi (611.19/km2)
ZIP code
Area code(s)815
FIPS code17-14936


Clifton was founded in 1857.[4] The village takes its name from the Clifton Hotel in Chicago.[5]


Clifton is located in northern Iroquois County at 40°56′5″N 87°56′1″W (40.934592, -87.933535).[6] Interstate 57 passes along the eastern side of the village, with access from Exit 297. I-57 leads north 14 miles (23 km) to Kankakee and south 61 miles (98 km) to Champaign. Chicago is 72 miles (116 km) north of Clifton.

According to the 2010 census, Clifton has a total area of 0.88 square miles (2.28 km2), all land.[7]


Historical population
Est. 20161,394[2]−5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,317 people, 519 households, and 367 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,485.1 people per square mile (571.3/km²). There were 542 housing units at an average density of 611.2 per square mile (235.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.16% White, 0.30% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 519 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the village, the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $47,216, and the median income for a family was $55,347. Males had a median income of $40,938 versus $25,577 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,618. About 2.4% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.


Clifton is one of three municipalities in Iroquois County (along with Ashkum and Chebanse) that are served by Comcast's South Suburban Chicago system (which is based out of Homewood and also serves the Kankakee area).[10] This means that for local broadcast channels, Clifton receives stations from the Chicago area and does not receive any stations from the ChampaignSpringfieldDecatur market, which includes Iroquois County.[11]


  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Clifton village, Illinois". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  4. Illinois Central Magazine. Illinois Central Railroad Company. 1922. p. 45.
  5. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 84.
  6. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  8. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. "Cable Search". Cable Operations and Licensing System (COALS). Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  11. "TV Listings Comcast Homewood Area - Digital 60911". Gracenote. June 28, 2018. Archived from the original on June 29, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
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