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The City of Clifton had a population of 2,704 as of July 1, 2017. Clifton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clifton is located at latitude 35.3773 and longitude -87.9912 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clifton (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.57 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 404 feet.

The City of Clifton (GNIS ID: 2404074) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Clifton is located within Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clifton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clifton: Clifton City.

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Clifton, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,704
Daytime Population: Workers 900
Daytime Population: Residents 754
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,654
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 1,125
Population in Familes 922
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,579
Population Density2 425
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $39,520
Average Household Income $52,844
Per Capita Income $16,860


Total Housing Units 444 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 226 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 106 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (25.2%)
Median Home Value $117,568
Average Home Value $146,903


Total Households 332
Average Household Size 3.39
Family Households 219
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% -0.13%
Households -0.17% -0.3%
Families -0.73% -0.37%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.14%

Clifton, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clifton to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 161 63rd
Population Density # 248 42nd
Diversity Index # 45 90th
Median Household Income # 221 48th
Per Capita Income # 392 8th

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