Clinton, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Clinton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Clinton had a population of 8,711 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Clinton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,711
Population in Households 8,171
Population in Familes 6,513
Population in Group Qrtrs 540
Population Density2 1,130
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $33,196
Average Household Income $53,268
Per Capita Income $22,333


Total Housing Units 3,797 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,813 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,593 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 391 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $162,169


Total Households 3,406
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,088
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.1% -0.15%
Households 0.05% -0.21%
Families 0.12% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

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, 2018 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 # 97 87th
Population Density # 186 75th
Diversity Index # 58 93rd
Median Household Income # 610 18th
Per Capita Income # 431 42nd

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