The small town of Clifton, Illinois is home to slightly more than 1,000 people. Young adults aged 15-24 should fit right in, as they make up an above-average 20% of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just under 37, is younger than most cities in Illinois. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 33% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $786/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Clifton will save around $3,200 compared to the state average.
Clifton has an average commute time of about 29 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing way to get to work, selected by 48% of workers, while public transit isn't used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Many Clifton residents work in one of four industries: healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and education. Combined, these industries make up 36% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 8% of residents work in transportation, making it the top career path in the town. Clifton workers earn an average annual income of just under $71K, about $6,000 less than those elsewhere in Illinois. However, Clifton's average income is just about on par with the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (5%), Clifton has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (8%). In addition, 9% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.
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