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Clifton Forge, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Clifton Forge had a population of 3,981 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 3,981
Daytime Population: Workers 1,509
Daytime Population: Residents 2,610
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,119
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 3,863
Population in Familes 2,876
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density2 1,318
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $39,321
Average Household Income $54,726
Per Capita Income $24,493


Total Housing Units 2,020 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,042 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 681 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 297 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $92,893
Average Home Value $115,235


Total Households 1,723
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 975
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% -0.17%
Households 0.18% -0.29%
Families -0.1% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

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, 2017 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 # 210 65th
Population Density # 197 67th
Diversity Index # 418 30th
Median Household Income # 453 24th
Per Capita Income # 348 41st

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