Clinton, MD
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Clinton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 37,812 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Clinton is the 25th largest community in Maryland.

Housing costs in Clinton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clinton who work in office and administrative support (20.22%), management occupations (10.03%), and business and financial occupations (8.49%).

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.

One downside of living in Clinton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Clinton, the average commute to work is 39.39 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Clinton is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Clinton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, Clinton is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.45% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Clinton in 2010 was $39,136, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,544 for a family of four.

Clinton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Clinton include African, English, German, and Italian.

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