Clinton, Indiana

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Clinton, Indiana

Introduction to Clinton, Indiana

Clinton, Indiana, in Vermillion county, is 13 miles N of Terre Haute, Indiana and 66 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is considered part of the Terre Haute metropolitan area. Clinton's population is 5,126.

Clinton History

The city of Clinton was named in honor of DeWitt Clinton, the Governor of New York from 1817 to 1823. Most of the original residents of the region were Italian immigrants who worked in local coal mines. Over time, Clinton's coal mining industry declined, but most of the Italian settlers remained in Clinton.

Clinton and nearby Attractions

  • Billie Creek Village
  • Staerkel Planetarium
  • Ben-Hur Museum
  • Kickapoo State Park
  • Ernie Pyle State Historic Site
  • Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Clinton

Billie Creek Village, a recreated settlement where craftsmen work at weaving, blacksmithing and pottery-making, is located near Clinton. It includes a general store and a schoolhouse. Other nearby places of historical significance include the Ernie Pyle State Historic Site and the Eugene V. Debs Home. The William Hammond Mathers Museum, the Monroe County Historical Museum, the Krannert Art Museum and the Raggedy Ann and Andy Museum showcase exhibits of cultural and historical importance. The Matthews Park Golf Course and the Geneva Hills Golf Course are the local golf courses. The Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area, Turkey Run State Park and the Shades State Park offer facilities for camping, fishing, boating, hiking and picnicking. Turkey Run State Park also has a nature center, a planetarium and tennis courts. The city of Clinton hosts the Little Italy Festival every Labor Day Weekend. A celebration of the community's Italian and coal mining heritage, the festival draws over 75,000 visitors and features a wine garden, Italian and carnival-style food, and grape stomping.

Clinton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Terre Haute International Airport.

Clinton Higher Education

Indiana State University, Lake Land College and Eastern Illinois University are some of the local colleges and universities.

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High Points

Clinton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Clinton Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Clinton Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Clinton, Indiana

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Age of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 3 3
Median Family Income 2 2
College Educated Adults 2 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 5 6
Public Transportation Use 4 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Clinton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Vermillion
Metro Area Terre Haute
Standard Zip Codes 47842
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.656
Longitude -87.398

Clinton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Distance 32.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 42.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
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Clinton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,126 100%
Male 2,337 45.6%
Female 2,789 54.4%
Under 18 1,175 22.9%
18+ 3,951 77.1%
65+ 1,088 21.2%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.93
White 5,031 98.1%
African-American 18 0.4%
Asian 4 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 0.4%
Other 8 0.2%
Mixed Race 46 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 35 0.7%

Estimated Clinton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,906
Growth -220
Growth % -4.3%

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
Italian 15.4%
German 14.2%
US/American 13.5%
English 13.2%
Irish 12.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
Scottish 3.8%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
European 2%
Welsh 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Dutch 1.4%
Polish 0.9%
British 0.9%
Hungarian 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Serbian 0.7%
Croatian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Belgian 0.3%
Slovene 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Macedonian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Clinton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Centenary (47842)
Crompton Hill (47842)
Jacksonville (47842)
Jonestown (47842)
Sandytown (47842)
Summit Grove (47842)
Syndicate (47842)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Clinton 5,126 $36,692
Fairview Park 1,496 $43,542
Mecca 355 $35,000
Montezuma 1,179 $35,313
Rockville 2,765 $36,066
Rosedale 750 $40,556
Universal 419 $39,327

Clinton Public Libraries

Clinton Pl
313 S 4TH ST
Clinton, Indiana
(765) 832-8349
Library Web Site

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Clinton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(765) 832-1203
Emergency Service: No

Wal-mart in Clinton

(As of 2006)
1795 East State Road 163
(765) 832-3533
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