|— City —|
|Motto: "Working for you!"|
|• Total||7.0 sq mi (18.0 km2)|
|• Land||6.4 sq mi (16.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)|
|Elevation||404 ft (123 m)|
|• Density||420.1/sq mi (162.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||13059722|
Clifton is located at 3.(35.382777, -87.992060)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18 km2), of which, 6.4 square miles (17 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (7.75%) is water.
As of the census1 of 2000, there were 2,699 people, 353 households, and 223 families residing in the city. The population density was 420.1 people per square mile (162.3/km²). There were 392 housing units at an average density of 61.0 per square mile (23.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59.69% White, 39.42% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.
There were 353 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the city the population was spread out with 7.0% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 56.2% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 5.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 561.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 684.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $36,848 versus $19,318 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,780. About 15.4% of families and 22.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 21.3% of those age 65 or over.
The demographic data is skewed by the presence of a two correctional facilities adjacent to the town. The Wayne County Boot Camp has a capacity of 450 beds, and the South Central Correctional Center of Correction Corporation of America has a maximum capacity of 1,676 beds. While the exact occupancy of these facilities is not readily available, the unincarcerated population of Clifton is approximately 600.
Aside from population, other numbers affected by the prison and boot camp are racial makeup, age distribution, and gender ratios. Compared to other towns in Wayne County, the percentage of African-Americans is disproportionately high. Neither of the facilities host juvenile inmates, so the percentage of Cliftonians under the age of 18 is disproportionately low. Both facilities are all-male, accounting for the extreme female-male ratio mentioned above.
See the demographic data from other incorporated locales in Wayne County for a more accurate picture of life in Clifton.
- T.S. Stribling a famous writer and lawyer.
This is an incomplete list
- Peoples Bank
- Wayne County Bank
- Chasing Bargains (Variety Store)
- Clifton One Stop (Convenience Store)
- Clifton Hardware
- Clifton Supermarket (Grocery Store)
- Cross-eyed Cricket (Convenience Store)
- Country Girls Truck Stop (Convenience Store and Restaurant)
- Dollar General
- Clifton Mediacl Associates
- Brashier Family Medical Clinic
- Lifespan Health
- Willoughby Drugs
- Advanced Plastics
- American Telephone Exchange
- Clifton Game Room
- Craft Book Binding
- Burns Trucking Company
- ERA Crunk Real Estate
- Bear Inn (Motel)
- American Whirlpool
- Brown Foreman (A Stave Mill)
- Cross Brand Leather
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.