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Clinton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Clinton had a population of 8,824 as of July 1, 2015. Clinton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clinton is located at latitude 35.0004 and longitude -78.3315 in Sampson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clinton (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Sampson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The City of Clinton (GNIS ID: 2404081) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Clinton is located within Township of North Clinton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sampson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clinton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Clinton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 8,824
Population in Households 8,267
Population in Familes 6,562
Population in Group Qrtrs 557
Population Density1 1,150
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 3,487
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,148
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,843 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,743 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,744 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 356 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $132,829
Average Home Value $170,482


Median Household Income $29,739
Average Household Income $47,332
Per Capita Income $19,286
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.37%
Households 0.53% 0.46%
Families 0.73% 0.36%
Median Household Income   3.51%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Clinton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clinton to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 96 87th
Population Density1 # 173 77th
Diversity Index2 # 57 93rd
Median Household Income # 627 15th
Per Capita Income # 456 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.