Cliffside, NC Profile: Facts & Data

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Cliffside, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Cliffside Census Designated Place had a population of 640 as of July 1, 2019. Cliffside ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cliffside is located at latitude 35.2382 and longitude -81.7698 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the Cliffside Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rutherford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 738 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Cliffside Census Designated Place are located in Rutherford County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Cleveland County.

The Cliffside Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628618) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Cliffside Census Designated Place is located within Township of High Shoals, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutherford County.


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Cliffside, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cliffside, NC Housing Affordability Index is 220
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Cliffside, NC Wealth Index is 40
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 640 (100%)
Population in Households 640 (100.0%)
Population in Families 564 (88.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 275
Diversity Index2 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,522
Average Household Income $49,589
Per Capita Income $18,257
Wealth Index4 40

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 277 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $102,778
Housing Affordability Index3 220
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 239
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 186
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.5% 0.4%
Households 0.28% 0.33%
Families 0.18% 0.32%
Median Household Income   0.36%
Per Capita Income   1.11%

Cliffside, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cliffside to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 520 30th
Population Density # 589 20th
Diversity Index # 622 16th
Median Household Income # 421 43rd
Per Capita Income # 647 13th

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