Clifton Forge, Virginia Population 2021

3,426
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Clifton Forge is a city located in Alleghany County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 3,426, it is the 73rd largest city in Virginia and the 5828th largest city in the United States . Clifton Forge is currently declining at a rate of -0.98% annually and its population has decreased by -11.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,884 in 2010. Clifton Forge reached it's highest population of 6,839 in 1930. Spanning over 3 miles, Clifton Forge has a population density of 1,134 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clifton Forge is $47,380 with a poverty rate of 32.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $653 per month, and the median house value is $78,800. The median age in Clifton Forge is 49.1 years, 41.3 years for males, and 51.7 years for females.

Clifton Forge Demographics

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

  • White: 79.95%
  • Black or African American: 16.31%
  • Other race: 1.84%
  • Two or more races: 1.70%
  • Asian: 0.20%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Clifton Forge, Virginia is 3,426 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,528.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,884.

Clifton Forge, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,86379.95%
Black or African American58416.31%
Some Other Race661.84%
Two or More Races611.70%
Asian70.20%
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Clifton Forge Population by Race

Clifton Forge Population Pyramid $2021

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Clifton Forge Median Age

49.1


Total

41.3


Male

51.7


Female

Clifton Forge Adults

There are 2,799 adults, (805 of whom are seniors) in Clifton Forge.

Clifton Forge Age Dependency

79.6

Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Clifton Forge Sex Ratio

Female

1,860

51.94%

Male

1,721

48.06%

Clifton Forge Population by Age

Clifton Forge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clifton Forge Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male87.1%12.9%
Married73.5%26.5%
All57.2%42.8%
Non Family44.6%55.4%
Female36.9%63.1%

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clifton Forge Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5862.1457.2
Non Family6751.1244.6
Married6202.7973.5
Female2063.136.9
Male853.3287.1

2.8

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

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Clifton Forge Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade863.24%
9th to 12th Grade37314.06%
High School Graduate1,04539.39%
Some College49118.51%
Associates Degree31912.02%
Bachelors Degree2158.10%
Graduate Degree1244.67%
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Clifton Forge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clifton Forge Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,2361,829289
Black33829547
Hispanic49493
Other Race3737
2+ Races2314
Asian77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 13.91%.

Clifton Forge Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,297$33,897$27,417
Less Than 9th Grade$$5,887$21,406
High School Graduate$26,250$36,625$24,150
Some College$32,500$33,897$28,906
Bachelors Degree$30,625$$29,922
Graduate Degree$59,792$66,250$

$31,297

Average Earnings

$33,897

Average Male

$27,417

Average Female

Clifton Forge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clifton Forge Language by Age

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Clifton Forge Language

97.51% of Clifton Forge residents speak only English, while 2.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.05% of the population.

Clifton Forge Language

Clifton Forge Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,66572527.20%
Black56728450.09%
Multiple615691.80%
Hispanic803948.75%
Other661421.21%

32.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.40%

Male Poverty Rate

28.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clifton Forge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clifton Forge is Multiple, with 91.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clifton Forge is Other, with 21.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.64%.

Clifton Forge Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade54.92%
High School33.60%
Some College20.10%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Clifton Forge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed60.53%
Male Unemployed36.46%
Female Employed8.25%
Male Employed6.47%

Clifton Forge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clifton Forge Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,523$47,380
Families$49,591$57,401
Married Families$57,841-
Non Families$21,719$31,082
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Income by Household Type

Clifton Forge Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Clifton Forge Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Clifton Forge Marital Status by Race

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Clifton Forge Marital Status

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192

Number of Veterans

192

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam92
Second Gulf War16
Korea15
First Gulf War15
World War II8

Clifton Forge Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6451
65 to 7449
75+47
35 to 5445
18 to 34

Clifton Forge Veterans by Age

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Clifton Forge Veterans by Race

Clifton Forge Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clifton Forge Veterans by Education

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44.8%

Labor Force Participation

39.9%

Employment Rate

10.2%

Unemployment Rate

Clifton Forge Employment by Age

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Clifton Forge Employment by Race

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Clifton Forge Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.20%

Born in Clifton Forge

97.82%

Native Born

2.18%

Foreign Born

1.45%

Non Citizen

0.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.82% of Clifton Forge residents were born in the United States, with 80.20% having been born in Virginia. 1.45% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,426-34-0.98%
20203,460-34-0.97%
20193,494-34-0.96%
20183,528-42-1.18%
20173,570-67-1.84%
20163,637-18-0.49%
20153,655-50-1.35%
20143,705-85-2.24%
20133,790-30-0.79%
20123,820-36-0.93%
20113,856-13-0.34%
20103,869-420-1.03%
20004,289-390-0.87%
19904,679-367-0.75%
19805,046-455-0.86%
19705,5012330.43%
19605,268-527-0.95%
19505,795-666-1.08%
19406,461-378-0.57%
19306,8396751.04%
19206,1644160.70%
19105,7482,5365.99%
19003,2120.00%

Clifton Forge Population by Year