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Clifton is a town in Saint Lawrence County, in the Ogdensburg-Massena metro area.
The community was named for the Clifton Iron Company, which established the community.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Clifton. For links to other places called Clifton, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Clifton is 44.200N. The longitude is -74.886W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,660 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 791.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Clifton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Lawrence County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12927 ZIP code.
9% of Clifton residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clifton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clifton was $15,619, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Clifton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Clifton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $295. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $620.
Saint Lawrence County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clifton political report.
The average commute time for Clifton workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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