Overview

Introduction to Clinton, North Carolina

Clinton, North Carolina, in Sampson county, is 31 miles E of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center) and 56 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Clinton History

A group of Scotch-Irish immigrants were the first European settlers to arrive in this region in 1740. John Sampson, one of the settlers, later served as the Lieutenant General of the county's militia, and then became the first mayor of Wilmington, North Carolina. His stepson, Richard Clinton, also defended Wilmington against the British, and in the following years, played a significant role in Duplin County's government. In fact, he was largely responsible for creating Sampson County, which was named in honor of his stepfather. Clinton was officially incorporated as a city in 1852. It developed as a major agricultural marketing center.

Clinton and Nearby Attractions

  • Averasboro Battlefield Museum
  • Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site
  • Jones Lake State Park
  • Sampson County History Museum
  • J.C. Raulston Arboretum

Things To Do In Clinton

The city of Clinton is home to the Sampson County History Museum, which features artifacts that reflect the history, culture, and heritage of the region. Averasboro Battlefield Museum's exhibits commemorate the 1865 Battle of Averasboro. Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site, a place of historic interest near Clinton, is the site of a Civil War battle that occurred in 1865, and resulted in the defeat of the Confederates at the hands of the Union forces. The J.C. Raulston Arboretum, and Airlie Gardens are other popular destinations in the area. Visitors to the 2,208-acre Jones Lake State Park can enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, camping, hiking, and picnicking. In addition, the community hosts the Court Square Street Fair & BBQ Cook-off in October every year.

Clinton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Clinton Higher Education

Sampson Community College is situated in Clinton. Fayetteville State University, Mount Olive College, and Wake Technical Community College are among the nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,557
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens22%
Employed Population 16+3,287
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married38.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18%
Median Earnings25+$26,242
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,008

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,026
% Above Poverty Level72.8%
% Below Poverty Level27.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone40.6%
Median Gross Rent$645
Median House Value$118,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54%
English9.6%
German3.5%
Irish3.1%
Scottish2.6%
West Indian0.8%
Haitian0.6%
French Except Basque0.5%
African0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Italian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Polish0.3%
Arab0.2%
Greek0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
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Clinton Almanac

CategoryValue
CountySampson County
Standard Zip Codes28328
P.O. Box Zip Codes28329
Phone Area Codes910
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35
Approximate Longitude-78.33

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)

StationCLINTON 2 NE
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp32 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationWILLARD 4 SW
Distance28.6 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp49 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip54.2 inches
StationGOLDSBORO 4 SE
Distance31.6 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Faison1,227$49,417
Garland1,052$32,143
Roseboro1,249$46,932
Salemburg415$41,917
Turkey260$55,000
Warsaw3,131$33,021

Clinton Public Libraries

Sampson-clinton Public Library
217 GRAHAM ST
Clinton, North Carolina
(910) 592-4153

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Clinton Hospitals

Sampson Regional Medical Center
(Government - Local)
607 Beaman Street
(910) 592-8511

Clinton Public Schools

Butler Avenue Elementary
301 Butler Ave
ZIP: 28328
(910) 592-2629
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Clinton High
340 Indian Town Road
ZIP: 28328
(910) 592-2067
High
Total Enrollment 848
Langdon C Kerr Elementary
112 Kimbrough Rd
ZIP: 28328
(910) 592-3066
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Sampson Middle
1201 W Elizabeth St
ZIP: 28328
(910) 592-3327
Middle
Total Enrollment 750
Sunset Avenue Elementary
505 Sunset Ave
ZIP: 28328
(910) 592-5623
Middle
Total Enrollment 440
Union Elementary
10400 Taylors Bridge Hwy
ZIP: 28328
(910) 532-2104
Primary
Total Enrollment 705
Union Intermediate
1190 Edmond Matthis Road
ZIP: 28328
(910) 592-2287
Middle
Total Enrollment 254
Union Middle
455 River Road
ZIP: 28328
(910) 592-4547
Middle
Total Enrollment 459
Sampson Early College High
1801 Sunset Ave
ZIP: 28329
(910) 592-8081
High
Total Enrollment 246

Clinton Private Schools

New Life Christian Academy
2605 Southeast Blvd
ZIP: 28328
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
Spirit Of Life Christian Academy
180 Overland Rd
ZIP: 28328
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
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