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 (16.63%), teaching (13.02%), and healthcare suport services (7.11%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Clinton, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Clinton provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Clinton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.68 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Clinton with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.97% of adults in Clinton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Clinton in 2010 was $14,105, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,420 for a family of four. Clinton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.36% 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 German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Clinton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.