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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clinton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (12.78%), office and administrative support (9.87%), and management occupations (9.08%).

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.

Because of many things, Clinton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Clinton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Clinton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 education level of Clinton citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.87% of adults in Clinton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Clinton in 2010 was $37,449, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,796 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 Portuguese.