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Welcome to Clinton ...

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

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 8,420 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Clinton.

Clinton is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Clinton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Clinton: (910)

The ZIP code for Clinton: 28328<5>

Websites for Clinton ...

Official Website: www.cityofclintonnc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clinton had an population of 8,420 people. This is a decrease of 2.54% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clinton had a population of 8,639 people (or 13.62% of the total population of Sampson County). This makes Clinton the county's most populous community.

The population of Clinton represents 0.09% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 93rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,639 people, the population of Clinton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,600 people).

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

Communities Also Named Clinton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Clinton: This one is located in Sampson County and the other is located in Davie County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 59 communities that are also named Clinton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (2), Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New York (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.

  • Mount Olive [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
    • Mount Olive [Wayne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Clinton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,661 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Olive<7>
  • Warsaw [Duplin County]
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    • Warsaw [Duplin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Clinton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,084 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<7>
  • Roseboro [Sampson County]
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    • Roseboro [Sampson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Clinton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,183 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseboro<7>
  • Faison [Duplin County]
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    • Faison [Duplin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Clinton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 959 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faison have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faison<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Magnolia [Duplin County]
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      • Magnolia [Duplin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Clinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Garland [Sampson County]
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      • Garland [Sampson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Clinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garland<7>
    • Newton Grove [Sampson County]
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      • Newton Grove [Sampson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Clinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 563 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton Grove<7>
    • Calypso [Duplin County]
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      • Calypso [Duplin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Clinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calypso have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calypso
    • Salemburg [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salemburg
      • Salemburg [Sampson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Clinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 413 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salemburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salemburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salemburg<7>
    • Turkey [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey
      • Turkey [Sampson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Clinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 292 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turkey<7>

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 8 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Clinton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Clinton on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Clinton: www.cityofclintonnc.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Sampson, 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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Clinton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clinton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ClintonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9983, Longitude: -78.3229    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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