Clifton, SC Profile: Facts & Data

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Clifton, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Clifton Census Designated Place had a population of 596 as of July 1, 2019. 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 34.9796 and longitude -81.8179 in Spartanburg County. The formal boundaries for the Clifton Census Designated Place 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 Spartanburg Division of Spartanburg County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clifton: Clifton Mill Village.

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Clifton, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Clifton, SC Housing Affordability Index is 230
State of South Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 149
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Clifton, SC Wealth Index is 77
State of South Carolina Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 596
Population in Households 595
Population in Familes 478
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density 556
Diversity Index1 34
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,793
Average Household Income $66,965
Per Capita Income $27,067
Wealth Index3 77

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 148 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $107,292
Housing Affordability Index2 230
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.05% 1.15%
Households 1.11% 1.12%
Families 0.23% 1.09%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   3.49%

Clifton, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clifton to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 283 29th
Population Density # 229 43rd
Diversity Index # 320 19th
Median Household Income # 165 59th
Per Capita Income # 93 77th

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