Introduction to Clinton, Iowa

Clinton, Iowa, in Clinton county, is located 29 miles NE of Davenport, Iowa (center to center) and 130 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city has a population of about 27,772.

Clinton History

The first European to settle in the area was Elijah Buell. He constructed a log cabin in 1835 and founded the Lyons town. This town was named after the French city of Lyons. Later on, the town was merged with Clinton. Joseph Bartlett platted Clinton as the town of New York in 1836. The first plat of the city was signed in 1855. In 1857, the city was chartered.

Clinton and nearby Attractions

  • Edwin P Neubauer Park
  • Clinton Plaza West Shopping Center
  • Soaring Eagles Nature Center
  • Clinton County Historical Society Museum
  • Four Square Park

Things To Do In Clinton

Clinton is home to many parks and playgrounds such as the Eagle Point Park, River View City Park, Four Square Park, and Edwin P Neubauer Park. Shopping is a fun activity at the Clover Hills Shopping Center and the Clinton Plaza West Shopping Center too. Soaring Eagles Nature Center and the Clinton County Historical Society Museum are other notable locations that the tourists can visit. Every year several festivals such as the Art in the Park and Riverboat Days are hosted by the city of Clinton.

Clinton Transportation

Clinton Municipal Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Clinton Higher Education

Mount St. Clare College is located in Clinton. The other higher education institutes which can be attended from Clinton include the Black Hawk College, Saint Ambrose University, and Augustana College.


Total Population 26,413
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 18.2%
Employed Population 16+ 11,989
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 46%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.3%
Median Earnings25+ $31,604
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,711
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,839


Median Family Income $55,729
% Above Poverty Level 82.7%
% Below Poverty Level 17.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 32.7%
Median Gross Rent $612
Median House Value $90,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 17.1%

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

Clinton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles NE of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Clinton
Standard Zip Codes 52732
P.O. Box Zip Codes 52733, 52771
Company Zip Codes 52736
Phone Area Codes 563
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.844
Longitude -90.188

Clinton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FULTON L&D #13
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 26 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Elvira (52732)

Hauntown (52732)

Six Mile (52732)

Teeds Grove (52771)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Camanche 4,387 $73,478
Goose Lake 263 $76,250
Low Moor 195 $60,000

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

Clinton Public Libraries

Clinton Public Library
Clinton, Iowa
(563) 242-8441

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Clinton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(563) 244-5555
Emergency Service: Yes

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Clinton High Schools

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817 8TH AVE S
Serves 1,249 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

A Non-traditional School
Serves 138 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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