Overview

Introduction to Clinton, Indiana

Clinton, Indiana, in Vermillion county, is 13 miles N of Terre Haute, Indiana and 66 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is considered part of the Terre Haute metropolitan area.

Clinton History

The city of Clinton was named in honor of DeWitt Clinton, the Governor of New York from 1817 to 1823. Most of the original residents of the region were Italian immigrants who worked in local coal mines. Over time, Clinton's coal mining industry declined, but most of the Italian settlers remained in Clinton.

Clinton and nearby Attractions

  • Billie Creek Village
  • Staerkel Planetarium
  • Ben-Hur Museum
  • Kickapoo State Park
  • Ernie Pyle State Historic Site
  • Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Clinton

Billie Creek Village, a recreated settlement where craftsmen work at weaving, blacksmithing and pottery-making, is located near Clinton. It includes a general store and a schoolhouse. Other nearby places of historical significance include the Ernie Pyle State Historic Site and the Eugene V. Debs Home. The William Hammond Mathers Museum, the Monroe County Historical Museum, the Krannert Art Museum and the Raggedy Ann and Andy Museum showcase exhibits of cultural and historical importance. The Matthews Park Golf Course and the Geneva Hills Golf Course are the local golf courses. The Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area, Turkey Run State Park and the Shades State Park offer facilities for camping, fishing, boating, hiking and picnicking. Turkey Run State Park also has a nature center, a planetarium and tennis courts. The city of Clinton hosts the Little Italy Festival every Labor Day Weekend. A celebration of the community's Italian and coal mining heritage, the festival draws over 75,000 visitors and features a wine garden, Italian and carnival-style food, and grape stomping.

Clinton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Terre Haute International Airport.

Clinton Higher Education

Indiana State University, Lake Land College and Eastern Illinois University are some of the local colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,743
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens18.9%
Employed Population 16+1,823
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married40.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.3%
Median Earnings25+$29,906
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,147

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,870
% Above Poverty Level78.8%
% Below Poverty Level21.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone38.2%
Median Gross Rent$600
Median House Value$64,400

Ancestry

German18.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.3%
Irish11.7%
English11.3%
Italian5.6%
Welsh4.1%
French Except Basque2.9%
Dutch2.1%
Swedish1.9%
Scottish1.6%
Czech1.4%
Swiss1.2%
Lithuanian1%
Hungarian0.7%
Arab0.4%
Liberian0.4%
African0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Polish0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Romanian0.3%
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Clinton Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyVermillion County
Standard Zip Codes47842
Phone Area Codes765
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude39.66
Approximate Longitude-87.4

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)

StationROCKVILLE
Distance11.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches
StationCRAWFORDSVILLE 5 S
Distance32.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp39 to 66 F
Annual Precip39.7 inches
StationSPENCER
Distance42.5 miles
Jan Temp15 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 65 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fairview Park1,167$54,583
Mecca368$41,429
Montezuma990$47,500
Rockville2,620$50,893
Rosedale751$56,042
Universal252$44,688

Clinton Public Libraries

Clinton Public Library
313 SOUTH 4TH STREET
Clinton, Indiana
(765) 832-8349

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Clinton Hospitals

Union Hospital Clinton
(Non-profit)
801 S Main St
(765) 832-1234

Clinton Public Schools

Central Elementary School
208 S 9th St
ZIP: 47842
(765) 832-7731
Primary
Total Enrollment 370
Ernie Pyle Elementary School
72 E 1100 S
ZIP: 47842
(765) 832-7718
Primary
Total Enrollment 212
South Vermillion High School
770 W Wildcat Dr
ZIP: 47842
(765) 832-3551
High
Total Enrollment 523
South Vermillion Middle Sch
950 W Wildcat Dr
ZIP: 47842
(765) 832-7727
Middle
Total Enrollment 442
Van Duyn Elementary School
15095 S Range Line Rd
ZIP: 47842
(765) 832-7761
Primary
Total Enrollment 226
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