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The 2000 Census showed that Clinton County had a population of 79,894 people. This represented 0.42% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 35th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Clinton had a population of 81,618 people. This is an increase of 2.16% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201082,128+2.8%+0.62% since 2009
200981,618+2.16%-0.1% since 2008
200881,699+2.26%-0.2% since 2007
200781,865+2.47% 
200681,905+2.52%+0.26% since 2005
200581,690+2.25%+0.38% since 2004
200481,380+1.86%+0.39% since 2003
200381,066+1.47%+0.67% since 2002
200280,525+0.79%+0.35% since 2001
200180,248+0.44%+0.44% since 2000
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200079,894The Last Census

Clinton County had 33,091 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Clinton County has a total area<3> of 1,117 square miles [2,894 km²]. Of this total, 1,038 square miles [2,690 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (7.04%) being water (78.7 square miles [203.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Clinton County had a population density of 76.9 people per square mile [29.69 people/km²], making it the state's 43rd most densely populated county (out of 62 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Clinton County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Clinton and the state of New York.

Click here for the Clinton County QuickFact (QF-36019).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Clinton County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
PlattsburghQF-365857419,38018,8163%
PlattsburghQF-365858511,70811,1904.63%
PeruQF-36573756,8516,3707.55%
ChamplainQF-36137505,8605,7911.19%
BeekmantownQF-36054855,5475,3264.15%
Schuyler FallsQF-36657175,1925,1281.25%
DannemoraQF-36196535,0625,149-1.69%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Clinton County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
EssexQF-36031   S37,68638,851-3%
FranklinQF-36033   W50,27451,134-1.68%
Chittenden (VT)QF-50007   SE152,313146,5713.92%
Grand Isle (VT)QF-50013   NE7,5606,9019.55%

The Canadian Province of Quebec lies to the north, with Lake Champlain to the east.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Clinton. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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