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Overview

Introduction to Clinton, North Carolina

Clinton, North Carolina, in Sampson county, is 31 miles E of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center) and 56 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Clinton History

A group of Scotch-Irish immigrants were the first European settlers to arrive in this region in 1740. John Sampson, one of the settlers, later served as the Lieutenant General of the county's militia, and then became the first mayor of Wilmington, North Carolina. His stepson, Richard Clinton, also defended Wilmington against the British, and in the following years, played a significant role in Duplin County's government. In fact, he was largely responsible for creating Sampson County, which was named in honor of his stepfather. Clinton was officially incorporated as a city in 1852. It developed as a major agricultural marketing center.

Clinton and Nearby Attractions

  • Averasboro Battlefield Museum
  • Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site
  • Jones Lake State Park
  • Sampson County History Museum
  • J.C. Raulston Arboretum

Things To Do In Clinton

The city of Clinton is home to the Sampson County History Museum, which features artifacts that reflect the history, culture, and heritage of the region. Averasboro Battlefield Museum's exhibits commemorate the 1865 Battle of Averasboro. Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site, a place of historic interest near Clinton, is the site of a Civil War battle that occurred in 1865, and resulted in the defeat of the Confederates at the hands of the Union forces. The J.C. Raulston Arboretum, and Airlie Gardens are other popular destinations in the area. Visitors to the 2,208-acre Jones Lake State Park can enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, camping, hiking, and picnicking. In addition, the community hosts the Court Square Street Fair & BBQ Cook-off in October every year.

Clinton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Clinton Higher Education

Sampson Community College is situated in Clinton. Fayetteville State University, Mount Olive College, and Wake Technical Community College are among the nearby colleges.

People

Total Population 8,750
Male Share of the Population 44.8%
Female Share of the Population 55.2%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,239
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 37.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.6%
Median Earnings25+ $26,574
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,099
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,250

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,674
% Above Poverty Level 70.8%
% Below Poverty Level 29.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.7%
Median Gross Rent $597
Median House Value $120,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.8%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 4.4%

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

Clinton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles E of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Sampson
Standard Zip Codes 28328
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28329
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.997
Longitude -78.323

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 2 NE
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station WILLARD 4 SW
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 54.2 inches
Station GOLDSBORO 4 SE
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Faison 1,107 $46,250
Garland 674 $33,618
Roseboro 1,655 $44,583
Salemburg 374 $39,444
Turkey 280 $53,393
Warsaw 3,168 $21,552

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

Clinton Public Libraries

Library
Sampson-clinton Public Library
217 GRAHAM STREET
Clinton, North Carolina
(910) 592-4153

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Clinton Hospitals

SAMPSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
607 BEAMAN ST
(910) 592-8511
Emergency Service: Yes

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CLINTON HIGH
1201 W ELIZABETH ST
910-592-2067
Serves 791 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

UNION HIGH
455 RIVER ROAD
910-592-4026
A Title I School.
Serves 526 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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