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Overview

Introduction to Clinton, Mississippi

Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds county, is 8 miles W of Jackson, Mississippi and 165 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the Jackson metropolitan area. Clinton has a population of 23,347.

Clinton History

Clinton was initially known as Mount Salus, meaning "Mountain of health." It was founded in 1823. The city adopted its current name in 1828 in honor of former New York Governor DeWitt Clinton. The Clinton Riot occurred in the city in September 1875. Mississippi College was established in the city on January 24, 1826, and is the oldest college in the state.

Clinton and nearby Attractions

  • Mynelle Gardens
  • Jackson Zoological Park
  • LeFleur's Bluff State Park
  • Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
  • Eudora Welty House
  • Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum

Things To Do In Clinton

The Robinson Park, Hillman-Berry Park, Traceway Park, Clinton Par and Lakeside Park are some of the local parks. One can enjoy boating and fishing on Wilson Lake and Patrol Lake. One can enjoy shopping at Cobblestnoe Square Shopping Center, Clinton Mall Shopping Center, Springridge Shopping Center, Clinton Plaza Shopping Center and Northside Shopping Center.

Clinton Transportation

Jackson International Airport is nearby.

Clinton Higher Education

Mississippi College is the local college. Jackson State University and Hinds Community College are also nearby.

People

Total Population 25,475
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 12,158
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 49.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.6%
Median Earnings25+ $36,879
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,910
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,950

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,731
% Above Poverty Level 84.5%
% Below Poverty Level 15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.3%
Median Gross Rent $915
Median House Value $152,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.6%
US/American 0%
English 9.2%
Irish 9.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clinton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 165 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Hinds
Metro Area Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 39056
P.O. Box Zip Codes 39060
Company Zip Codes 39058
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.341
Longitude -90.321

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 JACKSON THOMPSON AP
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.9 inches
Station CRYSTAL SPRINGS EXP STN
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 60.3 inches
Station HAZLEHURST 5 SW
Distance 37.1 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 59.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bolton 423 $43,750
Flowood 8,385 $65,576
Jackson 173,212 $39,196
Pearl 26,222 $47,075
Raymond 1,995 $52,188
Richland 7,055 $57,009

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Clinton High Schools

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CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL
401 ARROW DRIVE
601-924-5656
Serves 943 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

CLINTON VOC COMPLEX
713 LAKEVIEW DRIVE
601-924-0247
A Vocational School

CLINTON ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
400 COLLEGE STREET
601-925-4027
A Non-traditional School

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