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Clinton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Clinton had a population of 25,843 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Clinton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 25,843
Population in Households 25,312
Population in Familes 18,889
Population in Group Qrtrs 531
Population Density2 735
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $43,954
Average Household Income $56,983
Per Capita Income $24,411


Total Housing Units 12,275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,256 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,702 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,317 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $101,805
Average Home Value $128,648


Total Households 10,958
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 6,601
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 -0.48% -0.39%
Households -0.31% -0.35%
Families -0.52% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

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, 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 # 18 98th
Population Density # 466 54th
Diversity Index # 99 90th
Median Household Income # 911 10th
Per Capita Income # 876 13th

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