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Clifton Forge, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Clifton Forge had a population of 3,988 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Clifton Forge is located at latitude 37.8233 and longitude -79.8252 in Alleghany County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Clifton Forge (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Alleghany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,083 feet.

The Town of Clifton Forge (GNIS ID: 2390804) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clifton Forge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clifton Forge: Clifton Force, Cliftonforge, Cliftons Forge, Williamson, Williamson's Station.

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Clifton Forge, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,988
Population in Households 3,870
Population in Familes 2,891
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density1 1,321
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 1,730
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 984
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,060 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,067 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 663 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 330 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $89,563
Average Home Value $113,086


Median Household Income $37,760
Average Household Income $52,356
Per Capita Income $23,508
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.06%
Households 0.27% -0.05%
Families 0.03% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clifton Forge, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clifton Forge to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 209 65th
Population Density1 # 197 67th
Diversity Index2 # 414 30th
Median Household Income # 459 23rd
Per Capita Income # 355 40th

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