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People

Total Population 3,839
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 22.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,206
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 47.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.3%
Median Earnings25+ $29,876
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,946
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,563

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,487
% Above Poverty Level 69.5%
% Below Poverty Level 30.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.6%
Median Gross Rent $523
Median House Value $88,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.1%
US/American 0%
English 9.4%
Irish 6.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clifton Forge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles N of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 155 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Clifton Forge City
Standard Zip Codes 24422
Phone Area Codes 540
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.81
Longitude -79.82

Clifton Forge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station COVINGTON FILTER PLANT
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 43 F
Apr Temp 38 to 68 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 70 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station GATHRIGHT DAM
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Station LEXINGTON
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 68 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buchanan 1,098 $62,727
Covington 5,736 $46,541
Fincastle 374 $100,893
Goshen 381 $40,568
Iron Gate 354 $41,250
Lexington 7,071 $56,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Clifton Forge Public Library
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Clifton Forge, Virginia
(540) 863-2519

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Historic Clifton Forge

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James River Water Gap (Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, Clifton Forge) between 1900 and 1915

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James River Water Gap (Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, Clifton Forge) between 1900 and 1915

Iron Mountains & water gap near Clifton Forge (Clifton Forge) between 1900 and 1910

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