Clinton, IA
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Clinton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 25,480 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Clinton is the 18th largest community in Iowa. Clinton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Clinton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Clinton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clinton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Clinton who work in office and administrative support (13.84%), sales jobs (8.58%), and management occupations (7.26%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Clinton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Clinton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the benefits of Clinton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.61 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Clinton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.84% of adults 25 and older in Clinton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Clinton in 2010 was $25,971, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,884 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clinton include German, Irish, English, French, and Dutch.

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