Clinton, CT
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Clinton is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 13,047 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Clinton is the 82nd largest community in Connecticut.

Clinton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Clinton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clinton who work in sales jobs (11.69%), office and administrative support (10.39%), and management occupations (9.07%).

Also of interest is that Clinton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Clinton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Clinton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Clinton is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The citizens of Clinton are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.01% of adults in Clinton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Clinton in 2010 was $36,954, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,816 for a family of four. However, Clinton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Clinton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clinton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Clinton include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Clinton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.