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Overview

Introduction to Clinton, Tennessee

Clinton, Tennessee, in Anderson county, is 15 miles NW of Knoxville, Tennessee and 131 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky. The city is considered part of the Knoxville metropolitan area.

Clinton History

Clinton is the county seat of Anderson County. It was established in 1801 as the town of Burrville and was named after Aaron Burr, the first-term Vice President under Thomas Jefferson. In 1809, the town of Burville was renamed "Clinton" by an act of the Tennessee State Legislature. The name of the city was changed to "Clinton" in honor of NY Gov. DeWitt Clinton.

Clinton and nearby Attractions

  • East Tennessee Discovery Center
  • American Museum of Science and Energy
  • Oak Ridge Art Center
  • Big Ridge State Park
  • Frozen Head State Park
  • Norris Dam State Park

Things To Do In Clinton

Norris Dam State Park, Clinton City Park and Big Ridge State Park offer various recreational facilities. The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, the East Tennessee Historical Society Museum, the American Museum of Science and Energy and the Museum of Appalachia may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. Local churches include Memorial United Methodist Church, South Clinton Baptist Church and Saint Marks United Methodist Church. The Melton Hill Golf and Country Club is popular among local golfers as well.

Clinton Transportation

Nashville International is the nearest major airport.

Clinton Higher Education

The University of Tennessee, Roane State Community College and Cleveland State Community College provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 9,918
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 22.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,933
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 43.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.3%
Median Earnings25+ $36,374
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,030

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,588
% Above Poverty Level 86.6%
% Below Poverty Level 13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 39%
Median Gross Rent $650
Median House Value $144,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.3%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 10.2%

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

Clinton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NW of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 131 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky
County Anderson
Metro Area Knoxville
Standard Zip Codes 37716
P.O. Box Zip Codes 37717
Phone Area Codes 865
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.103
Longitude -84.131

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 OAK RIDGE ATDD
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 55 inches
Station KNOXVILLE UNIV OF TENN
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 47 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station KNOXVILLE EXP STN
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 53.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caryville 2,418 $49,643
Farragut 21,374 $123,402
Lake City 1,812 $28,510
Norris 2,036 $87,566
Oak Ridge 29,310 $69,672
Oliver Springs 3,767 $47,601

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

Clinton Public Libraries

Library
Clinton Public Library
118 SOUTH HICKS STREET
Clinton, Tennessee
(865) 457-0519

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Clinton High Schools

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CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL
425 DRAGON DR
865-457-2611
Serves 1,119 students.

ANDERSON COUNTY HIGH
130 MAVERICK CR
865-457-4716
Serves 964 students.

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931 NO CG SEIVERS BL
865-463-7938
A Non-traditional School
Serves 126 students.

ANDERSON CO. CAREER TECHNICAL CENTER
140 MAVERICK CR
865-457-4205
A Vocational School

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