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Overview

Introduction to Clinton, Tennessee

Clinton, Tennessee, in Anderson county, is 15 miles NW of Knoxville, Tennessee and 131 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky. The city is considered part of the Knoxville metropolitan area.

Clinton History

Clinton is the county seat of Anderson County. It was established in 1801 as the town of Burrville and was named after Aaron Burr, the first-term Vice President under Thomas Jefferson. In 1809, the town of Burville was renamed "Clinton" by an act of the Tennessee State Legislature. The name of the city was changed to "Clinton" in honor of NY Gov. DeWitt Clinton.

Clinton and nearby Attractions

  • East Tennessee Discovery Center
  • American Museum of Science and Energy
  • Oak Ridge Art Center
  • Big Ridge State Park
  • Frozen Head State Park
  • Norris Dam State Park

Things To Do In Clinton

Norris Dam State Park, Clinton City Park and Big Ridge State Park offer various recreational facilities. The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, the East Tennessee Historical Society Museum, the American Museum of Science and Energy and the Museum of Appalachia may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. Local churches include Memorial United Methodist Church, South Clinton Baptist Church and Saint Marks United Methodist Church. The Melton Hill Golf and Country Club is popular among local golfers as well.

Clinton Transportation

Nashville International is the nearest major airport.

Clinton Higher Education

The University of Tennessee, Roane State Community College and Cleveland State Community College provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,993
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens21.4%
Employed Population 16+3,955
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married45.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.4%
Median Earnings25+$36,634
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,073
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,806

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,406
% Above Poverty Level85%
% Below Poverty Level15%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone39.9%
Median Gross Rent$669
Median House Value$150,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.7%
English10.4%
Irish9.6%
Polish2.4%
Scottish2.1%
French Except Basque1.6%
Italian1.2%
Welsh0.8%
African0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Canadian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Slovak0.2%
German0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Clinton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Anderson County
Standard Zip Codes37716
P.O. Box Zip Codes37717
Phone Area Codes865
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.09
Approximate Longitude-84.13

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)

StationOAK RIDGE ATDD
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp27 to 46 F
Apr Temp44 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip55 inches
StationKNOXVILLE UNIV OF TENN
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp30 to 47 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp50 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationKNOXVILLE EXP STN
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 46 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip53.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Caryville2,474$42,250
Farragut21,690$125,625
Lake City1,848$32,727
Norris1,690$82,692
Oak Ridge29,285$66,141
Oliver Springs4,110$52,188

Clinton Public Libraries

Clinton Public Library
118 SOUTH HICKS STREET
Clinton, Tennessee
(865) 457-0519

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Clinton Public Schools

Anderson County Career Technical Center
140 Maverick Cr
ZIP: 37716
(865) 457-4205
High
Anderson County Head Start / Preschool
708 N. Main St
ZIP: 37716
(865) 463-2833
Primary
Anderson County High School
130 Maverick Cr
ZIP: 37716
(865) 457-4716
High
Total Enrollment 1058
Clinch River Community School
160 Maverick Cr
ZIP: 37716
(865) 457-7462
Other
Total Enrollment 55
Clinton Elementary
210 N Hicks St
ZIP: 37716
(865) 457-0616
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Clinton High School
425 Dragon Dr
ZIP: 37716
(865) 457-2611
High
Total Enrollment 1113
Clinton Middle School
110 N Hicks St
ZIP: 37716
(865) 457-3451
Middle
Total Enrollment 633
Dutch Valley Elementary
1044 Old Dutch Valley Rd
ZIP: 37716
(865) 457-2599
Primary
Total Enrollment 123
Grand Oaks Elementary
1033 Oliver Springs Hw
ZIP: 37716
(865) 435-7506
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
North Clinton Elementary
305 Beets St
ZIP: 37716
(865) 457-2784
Primary
Total Enrollment 188
South Clinton Elementary
242 Hiway Dr
ZIP: 37716
(865) 457-2684
Primary
Total Enrollment 242

Clinton Private Schools

Faith Christian School
1702 N Charles G Seivers Blvd
ZIP: 37716
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 44
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