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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,411
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+12,497
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married48.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.8%
Median Earnings25+$35,741
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,632
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,804

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,950
% Above Poverty Level85.7%
% Below Poverty Level14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.7%
Median Gross Rent$924
Median House Value$155,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51%
Irish9.1%
English8.6%
German4.9%
French Except Basque2.2%
Italian1.9%
Scottish1.8%
Welsh0.8%
Portuguese0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Arab0.3%
African0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Polish0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Clinton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hinds County
Standard Zip Codes39056
P.O. Box Zip Codes39060
Company Zip Codes39058
Phone Area Codes601
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.33
Approximate Longitude-90.33

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)

StationJACKSON THOMPSON AP
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp35 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.9 inches
StationCRYSTAL SPRINGS EXP STN
Distance26.1 miles
Jan Temp36 to 57 F
Apr Temp53 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip60.3 inches
StationHAZLEHURST 5 SW
Distance37.1 miles
Jan Temp37 to 59 F
Apr Temp52 to 78 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip59.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bolton456$46,000
Flowood8,532$76,150
Jackson172,039$40,134
Pearl26,344$47,874
Raymond1,897$65,313
Richland7,069$51,867

Clinton Public Schools

Clinton Alternative School
201 Easthaven Drive
ZIP: 39056
(601) 925-4027
Other
Clinton High School
401 Arrow Drive
ZIP: 39056
(601) 924-5656
High
Total Enrollment 1038
Clinton Jr Hi School
711 Lakeview Drive
ZIP: 39056
(601) 924-0619
Middle
Total Enrollment 768
Clinton Park Elem School
501 Arrow Drive
ZIP: 39056
(601) 924-5205
Primary
Total Enrollment 818
Clinton Voc Complex
715 Lakeview Drive
ZIP: 39056
(601) 924-0247
High
Eastside Elem
453 Arrow Drive
ZIP: 39056
(601) 924-7261
Middle
Total Enrollment 746
Lovett Elem School
2002 W. Northside Drive
ZIP: 39056
(601) 924-5664
Middle
Total Enrollment 376
Northside Elem
451 Arrow Drive
ZIP: 39056
(601) 924-7531
Primary
Total Enrollment 805
Sumner Hill Jr Hi School
400 W. Northside Drive
ZIP: 39056
(601) 924-5510
Other
Total Enrollment 403

Clinton Private Schools

Clinton Christian Academy
101 West Northside Drive
ZIP: 39056
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 200
Mt Salus Christian School
414 E College St
ZIP: 39056
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 129
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