Clifton, Grant County, Wisconsin

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Clifton, Wisconsin
Location of Clifton, Wisconsin
Location of Clifton, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°54′41″N 90°30′10″W / 42.91139°N 90.50278°W / 42.91139; -90.50278Coordinates: 42°54′41″N 90°30′10″W / 42.91139°N 90.50278°W / 42.91139; -90.50278
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Land35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1,010 ft (308 m)
 • Total304
 • Density8.5/sq mi (3.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
FIPS code55-15500[2]
GNIS feature ID1582979[1]

Clifton is a town in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 304 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Annaton is located in the town. The town was probably named for Bosman Clifton, a community and religious benefactor who came from Delaware.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.5 km²), of which, 35.7 square miles (92.5 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 304 people, 108 households, and 77 families residing in the town. The population density was 8.5 people per square mile (3.3/km²). There were 112 housing units at an average density of 3.1 per square mile (1.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.01% White, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 108 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the town, the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,625, and the median income for a family was $50,833. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,978. About 14.0% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Callary, Edward. Place Names of Wisconsin. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 60. ISBN 978-0-299-30964-0.