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Overview

Introduction to Clinton, Connecticut

Clinton, Connecticut, in Middlesex county, is 20 miles E of Hamden, Connecticut and 84 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the New Haven - Meriden metropolitan area.

Clinton History

Clinton's history dates back to 1663, when it was then known as Hammonasset. This area was declared a town in 1667 and named Kenilworth. However, due to certain changes, the town was renamed Killingworth by the mid-18th century. The Town of Clinton was officially incorporated in 1838 from the southern portion of Killingworth.

Clinton and nearby Attractions

  • Indian River Recreation Complex
  • Peters Complex
  • Heser's Pond
  • Clinton Town Beach
  • River Dale Farm Camp Site

Things To Do In Clinton

Clinton is referred to as the bluefish capital of the world. Clinton Beach is a popular recreational area with outside showers, a playground, volleyball courts, grills, pavilions, etc. Further, there are several parks in the town which are equipped with many amenities.

Clinton Transportation

The Tweed-New Haven Airport provides air transportation.

Clinton Higher Education

Wesleyan University, Quinnipiac University and Gateway Community College provide higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 3,498
Male Share of the Population 45.2%
Female Share of the Population 54.8%
Senior Citizens 21.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,763
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,279
% Above Poverty Level 91.3%
% Below Poverty Level 8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,170
Median House Value $283,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9%
US/American 0%
English 20.1%
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 20 miles E of Hamden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles NE of New York, New York
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 06413
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.278
Longitude -72.528

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 GREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station HARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches

Clinton Public Libraries

Library
Henry Carter Hull Library
10 KILLINGWORTH TURNPIKE
Clinton, Connecticut
(860) 669-2342
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Clinton High Schools

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THE MORGAN SCHOOL
27 KILLINGWORTH TPKE.
860-664-6504
Serves 633 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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137B GLENWOOD ROAD
860-664-6500
A Non-traditional School

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