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Clifton, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Clifton Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Spartanburg County at latitude 34.986 and longitude -81.8204. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.

The formal official name is the Clifton Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Clifton, South Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Clifton indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clifton: Clifton Mill Village.

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Clifton, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 588
Population in Households 586
Population in Familes 472
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 548
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 142
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $96,429
Average Home Value $125,340


Median Household Income $31,614
Average Household Income $49,648
Per Capita Income $20,249
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.98% 1.55%
Households 2.12% 1.56%
Families 0.33% 1.5%
Median Household Income   4.62%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 279 30th
Population Density1 # 220 45th
Diversity Index2 # 315 21st
Median Household Income # 269 32nd
Per Capita Income # 150 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.