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Overview

Introduction to Clinton, Oklahoma

Clinton, Oklahoma, in Custer county, is 70 miles NW of Lawton, Oklahoma (center to center) and 81 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Clinton History

The community is in Washita and Custer counties. It was in the year 1899, when E.E. Blake and J.L. Avant planned to locate a town in the River Valley of Washita. Washita Junction began to develop quickly in the year 1902, when the congressional approval was granted for the sale of land. The first businesses in the area were the First National Bank Building, "Cluster County Chronicle," a newspaper and the townsite office. The National Highway 66 Association operated for about thirty years after World War II, from Clinton.

Clinton and nearby Attractions

  • T.B. Ferguson House
  • Crowder Lake State Park
  • Foss Cobb State Park
  • Oklahoma Route 66 Museum
  • Roman Nose State Park
  • Fort Cobb State Park

Things To Do In Clinton

Parks in the area like Lions Park, Baker Park, Klump Park and McLain Rogers Park offer a host of recreational facilities. Book lovers must visit Western Plains Library System. The churches in the area include Baptist Hispanic Mission, Faith Christian Fellowship and Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Oklahoma Veterans Center and Fransen Siding are some notable locations in the area. The nearby museums include Indian City U.S.A, Southern Plains Indian Museum and Oklahoma Route 66 Museum.

Introduction to Clinton, Oklahoma

Clinton, Oklahoma, in Custer county, is 70 miles NW of Lawton, Oklahoma and 81 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The city has a population of 8,833.

Clinton History

In 1899, E.E. Blake and J.L. Avant planned to locate a town in the River Valley of Washita. Washita Junction began to develop rapidly in 1902, when Congress approved the sale of this land. The first businesses in the area were the First National Bank Building and The Cluster County Chronicle, a local newspaper. The National Highway 66 Association operated in Clinton for about thirty years after World War II.

Clinton and nearby Attractions

  • T.B. Ferguson House
  • Crowder Lake State Park
  • Foss Cobb State Park
  • Oklahoma Route 66 Museum
  • Roman Nose State Park
  • Fort Cobb State Park

Things To Do In Clinton

Lions Park, Baker Park, Klump Park and McLain Rogers Park offer various recreational facilities for the residents and visitors of Clinton. Churches in the area include the Baptist Hispanic Mission, Faith Christian Fellowship and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The Oklahoma Veterans Center and Fransen Siding are some notable locations in the area. Nearby museums include Indian City U.S.A, the Southern Plains Indian Museum and Oklahoma Route 66 Museum.

Clinton Transportation

Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.

Clinton Higher Education

One can pursue higher education from Cameron University, Oklahoma City University and Southern Nazarene University, among others .

Transportation

Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport is the nearest major airport offering air transportation facilities.

Clinton Higher Education

One can pursue higher education from institutions like Cameron University, Oklahoma City University and Southern Nazarene University.

People

Total Population 9,397
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,015
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 50.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.3%
Median Earnings25+ $29,180
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,954
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,558

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,163
% Above Poverty Level 83.9%
% Below Poverty Level 16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.6%
Median Gross Rent $666
Median House Value $100,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.4%
Irish 8.2%

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

Clinton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles NW of Lawton, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Custer
Standard Zip Codes 73601
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.515
Longitude -98.966

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 CLINTON
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 96 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 31.4 inches
Station HAMMON 3 SSW
Distance 24.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 48 F
Apr Temp 42 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 95 F
Oct Temp 44 to 74 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
Station WATONGA
Distance 38.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 31.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arapaho 550 $49,167
Bessie 165 $52,500
Butler 322 $36,389
Corn 518 $57,250
Foss 174 $79,375

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

Clinton Public Libraries

Library
Western Plains Library System
605 AVANT
Clinton, Oklahoma
(580) 323-0974
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Clinton Hospitals

INTEGRIS CLINTON REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
100 NORTH 30TH STREET
(580) 323-2363
Emergency Service: Yes

USPHS CLINTON INDIAN HOSPITAL
(Government - Federal)
RT 4 BOX 213
(580) 232-2884
Emergency Service: Yes

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CLINTON HS
2130 GARY BOULEVARD
580-323-1230
Serves 518 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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