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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population3,605
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+1,852
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married51.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.7%
Median Earnings25+$42,500
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,650
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,861

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,719
% Above Poverty Level91.6%
% Below Poverty Level8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone29.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,150
Median House Value$286,300

Ancestry

Irish30.1%
German24.9%
Italian21.3%
English17.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.4%
French Except Basque5.9%
Polish4.9%
Scottish2.7%
Portuguese1.9%
Canadian1.6%
Ukrainian1.6%
Hungarian1.3%
Swedish1.1%
Greek1%
Finnish0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Brazilian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Belgian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Arab0.3%
Czech0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Clinton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes6413
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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