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Welcome to Clinton ...

The city of Clinton is located in Clinton County<1> and is the County Seat for Clinton County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Clinton, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

When the people of Clinton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Clintonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clinton has a population of 25,154 people<3> (see below for details).

Clinton is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Clinton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Clinton is within the boundaries of the (563) area code.

The ZIP codes for Clinton: 52732-52733, 52736<5>

Websites for Clinton ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.clintonia.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Clinton, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clinton had an population of 25,154 people. This is a decrease of 6.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clinton had a population of 26,885 people (or 54.74% of the total population of Clinton County). This makes Clinton the county's most populous community.

The population of Clinton represents 0.88% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 26,885 people, the population of Clinton decreased 3.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 27,772 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Clinton.

Communities Also Named Clinton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 59 communities that are also named Clinton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (2), Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New York (2), North Carolina (2), Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (6), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah (2), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clinton.

Communities near Clinton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Clinton.

  • De Witt
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Le Claire
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Morrison
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
    • Morrison is located in Whiteside County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,950 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrison <6>
  • Savanna
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savanna
    • Savanna is located in Carroll County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,777 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savanna <6>
  • Prophetstown
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Port Byron
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Byron
    • Port Byron is located in Rock Island County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,597 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Byron <6>
  • Erie
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
    • Erie is located in Whiteside County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,482 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erie <6>
  • Rapids City
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rapids City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapids City
    • Rapids City is located in Rock Island County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 962 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rapids City <6>
  • Princeton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
    • Princeton is located in Scott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 955 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton <6>
  • Preston
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
    • Preston is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 941 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Preston <6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clinton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clinton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clinton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clinton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clinton. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Clinton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clinton ...

Looking for more information about Clinton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Clinton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Clinton.

Adding Clinton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Clinton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Clinton was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Clinton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Clinton.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Clinton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Clinton County: www.clintoncountyiowa.com/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Clinton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Clinton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Clinton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clinton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clinton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Clinton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Clinton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Clinton includes: 52732 & 52733.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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