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Clinton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Clinton had a population of 26,232 as of July 1, 2017. Clinton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clinton is located at latitude 41.8424 and longitude -90.2428 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clinton (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.15 sq. miles and a water area of 2.86 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 587 feet.

The City of Clinton (GNIS ID: 467625) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Clinton is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clinton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Clinton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 26,232
Daytime Population: Workers 16,072
Daytime Population: Residents 14,537
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,609
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 25,558
Population in Familes 19,283
Population in Group Qrtrs 674
Population Density2 746
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $42,881
Average Household Income $56,105
Per Capita Income $23,913


Total Housing Units 12,293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,246 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,787 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,260 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $97,997
Average Home Value $126,946


Total Households 11,033
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 6,664
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.34% -0.36%
Households -0.26% -0.33%
Families -0.46% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

Clinton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clinton to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 18 98th
Population Density # 456 55th
Diversity Index # 94 91st
Median Household Income # 899 11th
Per Capita Income # 833 18th

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