Clifton, Tennessee

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Clifton is a city in Wayne County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 2,699 at the 2000 census.



Clifton is located at 35°22′58″N 87°59′31″W / 35.38278°N 87.99194°W / 35.38278; -87.99194 (35.382777, -87.992060)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18.1 km²), of which, 6.4 square miles (16.6 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (7.75%) is water.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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