Clinton is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 8,637 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clinton is the 50th largest community in South Carolina.
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 city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Clinton who work in office and administrative support (15.33%), teaching (12.68%), and sales jobs (7.76%).
In addition, Clinton is a college town. There are a lot of students in Clinton attending college, and as a result Clinton provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
The percentage of adults in Clinton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.00% of the adults in Clinton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Clinton in 2010 was $15,119, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,476 for a family of four. Clinton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.42% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Clinton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Clinton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.