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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Clinton is a town in Iowa with a population of 25,637. Clinton is in Clinton County. Living in Clinton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Clinton there are a lot of bars and parks. Many retirees live in Clinton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Clinton are above average.
About Clinton...
Population
25,637

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$96,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$663
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Clinton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    947.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    125.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    82.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,084.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,423.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    407.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Clinton

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,891
National
$55,322
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We lived in Clinton for almost 30 years, were gone for 9 years away, and returned to Clinton 2-1/2 years ago and plan to stay. All communities have issues to tackle and Clinton is no exception. The national epidemic of drugs and homelessness has not escaped Clinton, but the police and the community are working together to find solutions to the problems. Our crime rate is much lower than many neighboring communities and we continue our efforts to reduce it even further. Preferring to look at what we have instead of what we lack, I'd like to offer the following: top-rated schools; various industries offering skilled and non-skilled jobs; one of the Mississippi's most beautiful riverfronts; trails; bike rentals; a first-class marina; restaurants; summer stock theater; camping; minor league baseball; large parks and sports fields; picnic and recreation opportunities; shopping; Bickelhaupt Arboretum. The list is endless!
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Times they are a’changin. This town has gone downhill and is so far gone, there is no light at the end of the tunnel. It has potential to change but we need to take our city back! Our police department is short-staffed and doing the best they can but drugs and crime are rampant and it’s hard for anyone to keep up with it all.
Not a terrible place, Clinton has it's share of problems but not any worse than surrounding area. Great parks and things to do, a new mayor just elected will hopefully move us in a better direction. My neighborhood is very quiet. Some are not, lucky I guess. Clinton just needs more good paying jobs. I for one will be staying.