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Clinton, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Clinton had a population of 8,402 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Clinton is located at latitude 34.4739 and longitude -81.8609 in Laurens County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clinton (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Laurens County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 676 feet.

The City of Clinton (GNIS ID: 2404079) 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.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clinton: Five Forks, Five Points, Hollands Store.

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


Total Population 8,402
Population in Households 7,094
Population in Familes 5,556
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,308
Population Density1 851
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 2,742
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,724
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,362 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,448 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,295 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 620 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $78,226
Average Home Value $106,958


Median Household Income $28,897
Average Household Income $40,362
Per Capita Income $15,228
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% -0.09%
Households -0.17% -0.11%
Families 0.27% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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.

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Clinton, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clinton to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South 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 # 63 84th
Population Density1 # 154 61st
Diversity Index2 # 151 61st
Median Household Income # 320 19th
Per Capita Income # 345 13th

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