Clinton, IA

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Living in Clinton

Clinton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 25,093 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Clinton is the 18th largest community in Iowa. Clinton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clinton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clinton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Clinton who work in office and administrative support (13.56%), sales jobs (7.87%), and food service (6.39%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Clinton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Clinton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Clinton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.05 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Clinton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.48% of the adults in Clinton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Clinton in 2018 was $26,604, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,416 for a family of four. However, Clinton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Clinton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clinton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clinton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clinton include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Clinton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.