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Clinton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Clinton had a population of 8,775 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Clinton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,775
Daytime Population: Workers 11,274
Daytime Population: Residents 4,990
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,264
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.85
Population in Households 8,224
Population in Familes 6,519
Population in Group Qrtrs 551
Population Density2 1,139
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $31,841
Average Household Income $51,259
Per Capita Income $21,544


Total Housing Units 3,798 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,687 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,737 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 374 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $124,669
Average Home Value $158,042


Total Households 3,424
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,099
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.22% 0.18%
Households 0.13% 0.14%
Families 0.21% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   1.75%

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, 2017 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 # 98 87th
Population Density # 182 76th
Diversity Index # 58 92nd
Median Household Income # 609 18th
Per Capita Income # 432 42nd

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