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Clifton Forge is a town in Alleghany County.

The community was named for the iron furnace owned by James Clifton

The latitude of Clifton Forge is 37.816N. The longitude is -79.824W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,083 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,716.


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Median household income
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$26,090
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Clifton Forge demographic reports
Clifton Forge is in the Allegheny Mountains
Former and merged names include:
· Williamson
Railroad town. Area mines produced iron for Civil War cannons and cannon balls
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Douthat State Park, Iron Gate Gorge
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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15% of Clifton Forge residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clifton Forge ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clifton Forge was $15,182, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Clifton Forge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Clifton Forge include Clifton Forge Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Clifton Forge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $236.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $660.


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Libraries in Clifton Forge include Clifton Forge Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Clifton Forge include Alleghany Highlands Virginian Review

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Alleghany County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clifton Forge political report.

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The average commute time for Clifton Forge workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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