Clifton is the largest city in Bosque County, located in central Texas in the United States. The city's population was 3,442 at the 2010 census.
Clifton is located at 31°46′49″N 97°34′51″W (31.780275, -97.580825).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all land.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Clifton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
Clifton and Bosque County are currently listed as part of the Dallas-Fort Worth DMA. However, Bosque County is a neighboring county of the Waco metropolitan area, meaning that all of the Waco/Temple–Killeen market stations also provide coverage for Clifton and Bosque County.
The Clifton Record is the local newspaper.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,542 people, 1,296 households, and 864 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,852.2 people per square mile (716.0/km2). There were 1,422 housing units at an average density of 743.6 per square mile (287.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.02% White, 3.36% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 8.98% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.83% of the population.