Clifton, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clifton, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Clifton Census Designated Place had a population of 597 as of July 1, 2016. Clifton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clifton is located at latitude 34.986 and longitude -81.8204 in Spartanburg County. The formal boundaries for the Clifton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.

The Clifton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629821) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Clifton Census Designated Place is located within Cowpens Division of Spartanburg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clifton 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: Clifton Mill Village.

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


Total Population 597
Population in Households 595
Population in Familes 479
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 557
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 142
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $86,413
Average Home Value $162,585


Median Household Income $39,050
Average Household Income $51,688
Per Capita Income $20,909
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.59% 1.43%
Households 1.44% 1.31%
Families 0.23% 1.24%
Median Household Income   -0.21%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clifton to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina 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 # 280 30th
Population Density1 # 223 44th
Diversity Index2 # 319 20th
Median Household Income # 172 57th
Per Capita Income # 164 59th

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