Cliffside, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Cliffside, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Cliffside Census Designated Place had a population of 621 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 621
Population in Households 621
Population in Familes 548
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 267
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $38,573
Average Household Income $50,874
Per Capita Income $18,821


Total Housing Units 271 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $92,391
Average Home Value $118,989


Total Households 233
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 182
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.2% -0.06%
Households 0.0% -0.09%
Families -0.07% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

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, 2018 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 # 525 29th
Population Density # 591 20th
Diversity Index # 617 17th
Median Household Income # 489 34th
Per Capita Income # 624 16th

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