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Clifton is an incorporated town located in southwestern Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, with a population of 282 at the time of the 2010 census, up from 185 at the 2000 census. Incorporated by the General Assembly on March 9, 1902, Clifton is currently one of only three towns in the county, the other two being Vienna and Herndon. Clifton's history begins pre-colonially, when the area was used as hunting grounds by the local Dogue Native American tribe. A railroad siding was constructed here during the Civil War, and the area became titled as Devereux Station. A nearby neighborhood on the outskirts of the Clifton ZIP code has this name. Development of a village at the siding began in 1868 when a railroad depot, named "Clifton Station", was constructed. Unlike most areas in Northern Virginia, the land around Clifton is far less built up than nearby areas, especially to its east and southwest. This was out of the worry that overdevelopment near Bull Run and the Occoquan River would be environmentally damaging to the Occoquan Reservoir. Consequently, as development edged near the area in the late 1970s and early 1980s, an ordinance was enacted stating that only one building could be placed on 5-acre (20,000 m2) parcels that have not already been divided. Today, the southern and eastern portions of the area are heavily forested, with single-family homes, while the northern area has become equestrian areas.

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Facts and Stats for Clifton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Clifton

    Know the pollution level of Clifton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 39.29 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Clifton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Clifton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Clifton.

    • Burglary and Theft 20.59 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 8.82 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 11.76 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 11.76 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 5.88 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 17.65 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 11.76 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 30.88 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 98.53 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 11.76 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 22.06 (Low)
  • Living in Clifton - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 83.49 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 75.19 (High)
    • Pollution Index 27.12 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 53.2 (High)
    • Health Care Index 88.7 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.06 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Clifton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Clifton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.74 USD

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