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Clinton, South Carolina - Basic Facts

Clinton is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Clinton.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Laurens County at latitude 34.4726 and longitude -81.8807. Laurens County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 676 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Clinton (see map) encompass a land area of 9.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

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

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Clinton, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,418
Population in Households 7,110
Population in Familes 5,568
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,308
Population Density1 852
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 2,753
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,729
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,469 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,284 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 632 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $78,323
Average Home Value $100,766


Median Household Income $28,661
Average Household Income $40,244
Per Capita Income $15,175
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.2% -0.14%
Households -0.12% -0.15%
Families 0.4% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
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, 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, 2014 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 # 61 85th
Population Density1 # 154 61st
Diversity Index2 # 147 63rd
Median Household Income # 312 21st
Per Capita Income # 345 13th

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