Clifton Forge, VA Population

Population: 4,289. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,077 (-4.9% change)
Males: 1,892 (44.1%), Females: 2,397 (55.9%)

Alleghany County

Zip code: 24422

Median resident age: 42.9 years
Median household income: $26,090
Median house value: $52,800

Races in Clifton Forge:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.6%)
  • Black (14.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (21.5%), German (11.5%), Irish (10.3%), English (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), Scottish (1.7%).

Elevation: 1079 feet

Land area: 3.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Clifton Forge

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clifton Forge city

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 16.1%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -351 (-7.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Clifton Forge:

  • COLUMBIA ALLEGHENY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; LOWMOOR, VA)
  • BATH COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; HOT SPRINGS, VA)
  • STONEWALL JACKSON HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; LEXINGTON, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Clifton Forge:

  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 36 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 39 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 56 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Clifton Forge:

  • INGALLS FIELD (about 9 miles; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Abbreviation: HSP)
  • NEW LONDON (about 51 miles; FOREST, VA; Abbreviation: W90)
  • SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (about 53 miles; MONETA, VA; Abbreviation: W91)
Amtrak station:
CLIFTON FORGE (400 RIDGEWAY ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Clifton Forge:

  • DABNEY S LANCASTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 769; Location: 1000 Dabney Drive; Public; Website: www.dl.cc.va.us)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clifton Forge:

  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 41 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 58 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 69 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 77 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)

Schools

Public high school in Clifton Forge:

  • JACKSON RIVER GOV SCH (Location: DS LANCASTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Clifton Forge:

  • SHARON ELEM (Students: 220; Location: 100 SHARON SCHOOL CIRCLE; Grades: KG – 05)

Libraries

Library in Clifton Forge:

  • CLIFTON FORGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $128,874; Location: 535 CHURCH STREET; 40,504 books; 282 audio materials; 265 video materials; 37 serial subscriptions)