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Welcome to Clinton ...

The city of Clinton is located in Laurens County<1>.

The pronunciation of Clinton: CLIN-nin<2>

When the people of Clinton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Clintonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clinton has a population of 8,311 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Clinton is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Clinton: (864)

The ZIP code for Clinton: 29325<6>

Websites for Clinton ...

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Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clinton had an population of 8,311 people. This is a decrease of 2.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clinton had a population of 8,490 people (which is 12.76% of the total population of Laurens County). This makes Clinton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Clinton represents 0.18% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 42nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,490 people, the population of Clinton increased 4.93% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,091 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 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), North Carolina (2), Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (6), Prince Edward Island, 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.

  • Laurens [Laurens County]
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    • Laurens [Laurens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Clinton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,852 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurens<8>
  • Whitmire [Newberry County]
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    • Whitmire [Newberry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Clinton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,449 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitmire<8>
  • Gray Court [Laurens County]
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    • Gray Court [Laurens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Clinton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray Court<8>
  • Cross Hill [Laurens County]
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    • Cross Hill [Laurens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Clinton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Hill<8>
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    • Waterloo [Laurens County]
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      • Waterloo [Laurens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Clinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 170 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<8>
    • Silverstreet [Newberry County]
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      • Silverstreet [Newberry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Clinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 166 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silverstreet<8>
    • Joanna [Laurens County]
    • Renno [Laurens County]
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      • Renno [Laurens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Clinton
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    • Lisbon [Laurens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Laurens County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Clinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kinards [Laurens County]

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 5 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 South Carolina (1911).

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

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About Laurens County

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The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Laurens, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Clinton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clinton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clinton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 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: 34.4727, Longitude: -81.8808    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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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