Clifton Forge, Virginia Population 2024

3,338

Clifton Forge is a city located in Alleghany County, Bath County, and Botetourt County Virginia. Clifton Forge has a 2024 population of 3,338. Clifton Forge is currently declining at a rate of -1.48% annually and its population has decreased by -5.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,538 in 2020.

The average household income in Clifton Forge is $50,347 with a poverty rate of 17.97%. The median age in Clifton Forge is 42.8 years: 30.6 years for males, and 56.1 years for females.

Clifton Forge Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clifton Forge was:

  • White: 81.33%
  • Black or African American: 13.95%
  • Two or more races: 2.43%
  • Other race: 2.17%
  • Asian: 0.11%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,105.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.65% (-200)
The current population of Clifton Forge, Virginia is 3,338 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,538.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,88081.33%
Black or African American49413.95%
Two or more races862.43%
Other race772.17%
Asian40.11%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Clifton Forge Population by Race

Clifton Forge Population Pyramid 2024

Clifton Forge Median Age

42.8

Total

30.6

Male

56.1

Female

Clifton Forge Adults

There are 2,740 adults, (840 of whom are seniors) in Clifton Forge.

Clifton Forge Age Dependency

86.4

Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Clifton Forge Sex Ratio

Female1,75249.48%
Male1,78950.52%

Clifton Forge Population by Age

Clifton Forge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4272.3565.734.3
Non Family6011.0864.135.9
Married5282.9681.418.6
Female2143.2936.463.6
Male845.2453.646.4

3.09

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

65.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Clifton Forge Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade32512.91%
Associates Degree1696.71%
Bachelors Degree2078.22%
Graduate Degree2289.05%
High School Graduate1,03741.18%
Less Than 9th Grade933.69%
Some College45918.23%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Clifton Forge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clifton Forge Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,1561,812401
Black27023030
Hispanic56444
Other Race47350
2+ Races36140

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 85.19%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.6%.

Clifton Forge Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$60,000$0
Graduate Degree$73,603$85,257$64,219
High School Graduate$31,129$33,802$24,076
Less Than 9th Grade$0$3,241$31,563
Overall$36,833$45,776$31,413
Some College$45,708$48,246$39,034

$36,833

Average Earnings

$45,776

Average Male

$31,413

Average Female

Clifton Forge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clifton Forge Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Clifton Forge Language

95.7% of Clifton Forge residents speak only English, while 4.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.56% of the population.

Clifton Forge Language

Clifton Forge Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,69940815.12%
Black47110321.87%
Multiple867991.86%
Hispanic731317.81%
Other771316.88%

17.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.48%

Male Poverty Rate

23.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clifton Forge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clifton Forge is Multiple, with 91.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clifton Forge is White, with 15.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.95%.

Clifton Forge Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.23%
High School22.66%
Some College15.45%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Clifton Forge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed88.37%
Male Unemployed52.94%
Female Employed4.05%
Male Employed3.03%

Clifton Forge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clifton Forge Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$53,750$64,312
Households$32,007$50,347
Married Families$66,607$-999,999,999
Non Families$20,398$28,528

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clifton Forge Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

36.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Clifton Forge Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Clifton Forge Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Clifton Forge Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clifton Forge Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

138

Number of Veterans

138

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam58
Second Gulf War33
First Gulf War21
Korea1
World War II0

Clifton Forge Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5448
65 to 7439
75+33
55 to 6418
18 to 340

Clifton Forge Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1255.27%
Other Race1327.66%
Hispanic1323.21%

Clifton Forge Veterans by Race

Clifton Forge Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clifton Forge Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

40%

Labor Force Participation

36.6%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Clifton Forge Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Clifton Forge Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Clifton Forge Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.99%

Born in Clifton Forge

97.97%

Native Born

2.03%

Foreign Born

1.27%

Non Citizen

0.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.97% of Clifton Forge residents were born in the United States, with 78.99% having been born in Virginia. 1.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clifton Forge Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,088-50-1.59%
20283,138-50-1.57%
20273,188-50-1.54%
20263,238-50-1.52%
20253,288-50-1.5%
20243,338-50-1.48%
20233,388-33-0.96%
20223,421-67-1.92%
20213,488-50-1.41%
20203,538441.26%
20193,494-32-0.91%
20183,526-39-1.09%
20173,565-67-1.84%
20163,632-19-0.52%
20153,651-51-1.38%
20143,702-86-2.27%
20133,788-31-0.81%
20123,819-34-0.88%
20113,853-15-0.39%
20103,86800%
20004,289-390-8.34%
19904,679-367-7.27%
19805,046-455-8.27%
19705,5012334.42%
19605,268-527-9.09%
19505,795-666-10.31%
19406,461-378-5.53%
19306,83967510.95%
19206,1644167.24%
19105,7482,53678.95%
19003,2121244.02%
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Clifton Forge Population by Year