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Overview

Introduction to Clinton, Massachusetts

Clinton, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 12 miles NE of Worcester, Massachusetts and 32 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Worcester metropolitan area.

Clinton History

The Wachusett Reservoir, which was built by damming the Nashua River in 1905, contributed heavily to the development of Clinton. The potential for abundant water power in the city led to the growth of textile mills. It also attracted people from a wide variety of ethnicities to work in those mills. It was incorporated as a town in 1850.

Clinton and nearby Attractions

  • The Strand Theater
  • The Clinton Dam
  • The Strand Theater
  • The Museum of Russian Icons
  • Solomon Pond Golf Center
  • Honey Pot Hill Orchards

Things To Do In Clinton

There are opportunities for many interesting activities in Clinton. There are places like the Clinton Dam which offer great views of Clinton. The Museum of Russian Icons is a specialty museum. Those who like playing golf can play a round at local golf course. A walk down the traditional downtown is an experience to be savored.

Clinton Transportation

Boston Logal International is the closest major airport.

Clinton Higher Education

The Quinsigamond Community College serves the area.

People

Total Population 7,386
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,791
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 41.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,159
% Above Poverty Level 86.3%
% Below Poverty Level 13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.7%
Median Gross Rent $986
Median House Value $229,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.5%
US/American 1.2%
English 8.9%
Irish 29.8%

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

Clinton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NE of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01510
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.416
Longitude -71.694

Clinton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station CLINTON
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 55 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station WORCESTER RGNL AP
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 79 F
Oct Temp 41 to 58 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Station FRAMINGHAM
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berlin 2,957 $100,774
Bolton 5,067 $155,063
Boylston 4,432 $118,000
Lancaster 8,048 $99,207
Sterling 7,896 $117,975
West Boylston 7,834 $85,393

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

Clinton Public Libraries

Library
Bigelow Free Public Library
54 WALNUT ST.
Clinton, Massachusetts
(978) 365-4160

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Clinton Hospitals

CLINTON HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
201 HIGHLAND STREET
(978) 368-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Clinton High Schools

CLINTON SENIOR HIGH
200 WEST BOYLSTON STREET
978-365-4208
Serves 557 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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