Clinton, Connecticut

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Clinton, Connecticut

Introduction to Clinton, Connecticut

Clinton, Connecticut, in Middlesex county, is 20 miles E of Hamden, Connecticut and 84 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the New Haven - Meriden metropolitan area. Clinton has a population of 13,094.

Clinton History

Clinton's history dates back to 1663, when it was then known as Hammonasset. This area was declared a town in 1667 and named Kenilworth. However, due to certain changes, the town was renamed Killingworth by the mid-18th century. The Town of Clinton was officially incorporated in 1838 from the southern portion of Killingworth.

Clinton and nearby Attractions

  • Indian River Recreation Complex
  • Peters Complex
  • Heser's Pond
  • Clinton Town Beach
  • River Dale Farm Camp Site

Things To Do In Clinton

Clinton is referred to as the bluefish capital of the world. Clinton Beach is a popular recreational area with outside showers, a playground, volleyball courts, grills, pavilions, etc. Further, there are several parks in the town which are equipped with many amenities.

Clinton Transportation

The Tweed-New Haven Airport provides air transportation.

Clinton Higher Education

Wesleyan University, Quinnipiac University and Gateway Community College provide higher educational facilities.

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Comparative Profile of Clinton, Connecticut

Comparing Clinton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 7 4
Male Share of the Population 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Female Share of the Population 5 7
Racial Diversity 4 6
Senior Citizens 3 3


Characteristic Compared
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to State
Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 6 5


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to State
College Educated Adults 8 6


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9


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Low Property Crime 8 5
Low Violent Crime 7 4

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Clinton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles E of Hamden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles NE of New York, New York
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 06413
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.278
Longitude -72.528

Clinton Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
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Clinton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 13,094 100%
Male 6,335 48.4%
Female 6,759 51.6%
Under 18 3,285 25.1%
18+ 9,809 74.9%
65+ 1,484 11.3%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3.04
White 12,550 95.8%
African-American 74 0.6%
Asian 148 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 38 0.3%
Other 134 1%
Mixed Race 147 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 523 4%

Estimated Clinton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 13,612
Growth 518
Growth % 4%

Clinton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 19.9%
Italian 19.6%
English 13.7%
German 8.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
Polish 6%
US/American 5.3%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Swedish 2.2%
French Canadian 1.4%
Scottish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Portuguese 1%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Afghan 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
British 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
European 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
African 0.2%
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Clinton Public Libraries

Henry Carter Hull Library
Clinton, Connecticut
(860) 669-2342
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Clinton High Schools (2004)

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Serves 633 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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