Cliff, New Mexico

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Cliff, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Cliff, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
Cliff, New Mexico
Cliff, New Mexico
Coordinates: 32°57′43″N 108°36′40″W / 32.96194°N 108.61111°W / 32.96194; -108.61111
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Grant
Area[1]
 • Total 10.253 sq mi (26.56 km2)
 • Land 10.253 sq mi (26.56 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,498 ft (1,371 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 293
 • Density 29/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 88028
Area code(s) 575
FIPS code 35-17-15860
GNIS feature ID 898744

Cliff is a census-designated place in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 293 as of the 2010 census.[2]

History[edit]

Cliff and the nearby town of Gila were settled in 1884, in the Gila River Valley. The area was and is primarily a ranching and farming community.[3] The local Cliff Post Office was established on Aug 4, 1894.

Culture[edit]

The annual Grant County Fair is held annually at the adjoining fairgrounds next to Cliff High School.

Education[edit]

Cliff schools are part of the Silver Consolidated School District. The District's main office is located in Silver City.

  • Cliff Elementary School (K-6)
    • Students: 124
    • Teachers: 7.7
  • Cliff High School (7-12)
    • Students 155
    • Teachers 12.1

Transportation[edit]

U.S. Route 180 connects Cliff to Silver City, and NM 211 connects Cliff to Gila.

Points of interest[edit]

  • Bill Evan's Lake
  • Gila Riparian Preserve

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ SouthWest New Mexico, Historic Silver City Area Scenic Tours, page 19, 2008.

Coordinates: 32°57′43″N 108°36′40″W / 32.96194°N 108.61111°W / 32.96194; -108.61111