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.

Demographics

People

Total Population3,453
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens20.4%
Employed Population 16+1,836
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married45.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.1%
Median Earnings25+$45,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,214
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.7%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone32.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,186
Median House Value$281,200

Ancestry

Irish29%
English19.3%
Italian19.1%
German17.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.1%
Polish8.3%
French Except Basque4.5%
Scottish3.4%
Canadian2.3%
Ukrainian2%
Czech1.7%
Swedish1.4%
Hungarian1.3%
Finnish1.1%
Dutch0.8%
Arab0.7%
Greek0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Belgian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Jordanian0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Russian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
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Clinton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes06413
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.27
Approximate Longitude-72.53

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)

StationGREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp66 to 80 F
Oct Temp48 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationHARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance32.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches

Clinton Public Libraries

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

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Clinton Public Schools

Abraham Pierson School
75 East Main Street
ZIP: 6413
Middle
Total Enrollment 315
Jared Eliot School
69 Fairy Dell Road
ZIP: 6413
Middle
Total Enrollment 461
Lewin G. Joel Jr. School
137-a Glenwood Road
ZIP: 6413
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Southern Transition Real-world And Independent Voc Ed
116 East Main Street
ZIP: 6413
High
Total Enrollment 12
The Morgan School
27 Killingworth Turnpike
ZIP: 6413
High
Total Enrollment 550
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