Introduction to Clinton, Missouri

Clinton, Missouri, in Henry county, is located 60 miles SE of Independence, Missouri (center to center) and is 66 miles SE of Kansas City, Missouri. The city has a population of 9,311.

Clinton History

Clinton was established as a village in 1836. In the same year, it also became the county seat of Rives County, which is now known as Henry County. Clinton was named in honor of DeWitt Clinton, the governor of New York. The first tavern and hotel of the area was opened in 1837 by John Nave. It was named as Pollard’s Tavern. The courthouse was constructed in 1839. The Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad first entered the city in 1865. The first city hall was established in 1891.

Clinton and nearby Attractions

  • Henry County Museum
  • Eastgate Shopping Center
  • Bucksaw Marina
  • Harry S Truman State Park
  • Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum
  • Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site

Things To Do In Clinton

Clinton is home to the Henry County Museum. One can enjoy shopping at the Eastgate Shopping Center. Festivals such as the Olde Glory Days are organized by the city every year in the month of June. The Katy Trail is ideal for horseback riding and hiking. The Truman Lake offers excellent facilities for boating, camping, and fishing. One can also plan a trip to the Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum and Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site.

Clinton Transportation

Flights can be availed from Springfield - Branson Regional Airport.

Clinton Higher Education

Potential students can opt for Southwest Baptist University, Central Missouri State University, and Metropolitan Community College for higher education.


Total Population 9,014
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 20.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,675
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 45.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15%
Median Earnings25+ $26,171
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,772
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,607


Median Family Income $48,147
% Above Poverty Level 78.4%
% Below Poverty Level 21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%


People Living Alone 36.1%
Median Gross Rent $673
Median House Value $92,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22%
US/American 0%
English 12.2%
Irish 13.2%

Clinton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles SE of Independence, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles SE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Henry
Standard Zip Codes 64735
Phone Area Codes 660
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.368
Longitude -93.778

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 4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Calhoun 373 $33,750
Chilhowee 231 $33,750
Deepwater 367 $39,375
Leeton 764 $46,597

Clinton Public Libraries

Henry County Library
Clinton, Missouri
(660) 885-2612
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Clinton Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1600 N 2ND ST
(660) 885-5511
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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