Cliff, New Mexico

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Cliff, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Cliff is located in New Mexico
Cliff is located in the US
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
 • 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]


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.


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


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


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


  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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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