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Overview

Introduction to Clinton, Illinois

Clinton, Illinois, in De Witt county, is 21 miles N of Decatur, Illinois and 126 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri.

Clinton History

Clinton is the county seat of DeWitt County. Both the county and the city were named in honor of DeWitt Clinton, the Governor of New York from 1817 to 1823. Clinton is home to the Clinton Nuclear Generating Station. A pair of land speculators established the community. The first Illinois Central Railroad locomotive entered into the area in 1854. With the arrival of the railroad, the city of Clinton began to flourish.

Clinton and nearby Attractions

  • Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site
  • John C. Flanagan House Museum
  • Weldon Springs State Park
  • Miller Park Zoo
  • Staerkel Planetarium

Things To Do In Clinton

Local museums include the McLean County Museum of History, the Raggedy Ann & Andy Museum, the John C. Flanagan House Museum, the Early American Museum and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum. The Scovill Zoo and Miller Park Zoo are nearby as well. The Vespasian Warner Public Library is the local library. The city hosts the May Days Celebration every May and the Apple 'n Pork Festival every September.

Clinton Transportation

Central Illinois Regional is located nearby.

Clinton Higher Education

Millikin University, Heartland Community College and the University of Illinois at Springfield are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,195
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+3,243
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married48.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.3%
Median Earnings25+$32,086
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,385

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,733
% Above Poverty Level84.8%
% Below Poverty Level15.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone38.7%
Median Gross Rent$556
Median House Value$79,600

Ancestry

Irish17.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.1%
English11%
Polish4.9%
Italian4.7%
Dutch4.6%
French Except Basque3.9%
Scottish2.2%
Swedish1.7%
Swiss0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Russian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Danishn0.3%
German0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
African0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Clinton Almanac

CategoryValue
County De Witt County
Standard Zip Codes61727
Phone Area Codes217
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.15
Approximate Longitude-88.96

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)

StationFARMER CITY
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationLINCOLN
Distance20.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationMOWEAQUA
Distance35.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 34 F
Apr Temp41 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 88 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip37.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Heyworth3,031$84,931
Kenney349$54,464
Maroa1,724$64,583

Clinton Public Libraries

Vespasian Warner Public Library District
310 NORTH QUINCY STREET
Clinton, Illinois
(217) 935-5174

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Clinton Hospitals

Dr John Warner Hospital
(Government - Local)
422 W White St
(217) 935-9571

Clinton Public Schools

Clinton Elem School
680 Illini Dr
ZIP: 61727
(217) 935-6218
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Clinton High School
1200 State Route 54 W
ZIP: 61727
(217) 935-8337
High
Total Enrollment 592
Clinton Jr High School
701 Illini Dr
ZIP: 61727
(217) 935-2103
Middle
Total Enrollment 472
Douglas Elem School
905 E Main St
ZIP: 61727
(217) 935-2987
Primary
Total Enrollment 170
Lincoln Elem School
407 S Jackson St
ZIP: 61727
(217) 935-6383
Primary
Total Enrollment 213
Webster Elem School
612 N George St
ZIP: 61727
(217) 935-6218

Clinton Private Schools

Clinton Christian Academy
801 S Mulberry St
ZIP: 61727
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
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