Clifton, CO


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Clifton, CO Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Clifton Housing Market Information

With 20,170 people, 7,897 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $162,620, Clifton real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Clifton, accounting for 60.24% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Clifton include mobile homes or trailers ( 19.58%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 15.79%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 2.58%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Clifton. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 66.89% of Clifton's homes, and 67.79% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Clifton built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Clifton built between 2000 and later ( 19.60%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 7.26%). There's also some housing in Clifton built before 1939 ( 1.93%).

Clifton Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Clifton's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.62% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Clifton that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Clifton real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Clifton appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.93%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 86.36% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Clifton. Clifton appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.40%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.95%.

Importantly, this makes Clifton one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the town's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Colorado, our data show that Clifton's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in Colorado.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,187,000 0.5
$890,001 - $1,187,000 0.0
$593,001 - $890,000 0.7
$475,001 - $593,000 0.3
$356,001 - $475,000 3.3
$237,001 - $356,000 15.7
$119,001 - $237,000 55.7
$59,001 - $119,000 11.2
$0 - $59,000 12.7

Low for CO
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
44.6062346185398 79.4759825327511

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Clifton Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
49.56% 2.36% 3 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$787 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 66.89
Renters 33.11
Vacant 4.16

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 19.6
1970 - 1999 71.2
1940 - 1969 7.3
1939 or Older 1.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 60.2
Townhomes 1.8
Small Apt. Buildings 15.8
Apt. Complexes 2.6
Mobile Homes 19.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.41
1 Bedroom 1.69
2 Bedrooms 28.71
3 Bedrooms 60.86
4 Bedrooms 6.93
5 or more bedrooms 1.40

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