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.


Total Population 4,812
Male Share of the Population 43.9%
Female Share of the Population 56.1%
Senior Citizens 18.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,888
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 34.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $47,587
% Above Poverty Level 81.9%
% Below Poverty Level 18.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%


People Living Alone 43.3%
Median Gross Rent $422
Median House Value $65,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
US/American 0%
English 12.2%
Irish 10.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

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 Population Median Family Income
Fairview Park 1,191 $52,266
Mecca 422 $39,643
Montezuma 1,021 $40,625
Rockville 2,577 $36,563
Rosedale 656 $40,156
Universal 295 $37,778

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clinton Public Libraries

Clinton Pl
313 S 4TH ST
Clinton, Indiana
(765) 832-8349
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Clinton Hospitals

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

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Clinton High Schools

Serves 585 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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