Clifton is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 293 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Clifton is the 340th largest community in Virginia. Clifton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Clifton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Clifton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Clifton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Clifton is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clifton who work in management occupations (28.67%), business and financial occupations (18.18%), and sales jobs (10.49%).
A relatively large number of people in Clifton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.27% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Clifton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Clifton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Clifton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Clifton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Clifton, the average commute to work is 34.01 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Clifton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Clifton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Clifton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 75.00% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Clifton in 2018 was $101,169, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $404,676 for a family of four.
The people who call Clifton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clifton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clifton include English, German, Irish, Polish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Clifton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.