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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Clinton is a town in Connecticut with a population of 13,041. Clinton is in Middlesex County. Living in Clinton offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Clinton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Clinton are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$288,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,201
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    92.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    38.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    425.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,974.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    31
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Clinton

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,509
National
$55,322

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Clinton Reviews

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Currently, we have many businesses which have closed which are all now empty storefronts, which we are hoping to see be filled with some great businesses in the very near future. They empty storefronts have been vacant for WAY too long. We also have our former high school, which was supposed to have been developed into something wonderful and this fell through. We need new, exciting businesses - sports complexes, restaurants, new businesses, and a fresh face in our downtown area - pretty lamp posts, sidewalks, etc., to bring people into town. The best public school is the middle school, Eliot; the other schools should follow suit with how this school is run; the administration is excellent, as are most of the staff. The town itself is cute, but the potential could be so much more with proper management and development.
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I have lived in Clinton since 1972 and have raised my family here. Our local organizations & businesses are very generous, always helping out one another and fundraising for families in need; they also support & sponsor many activities in town. The teachers & schools are extremely supportive. We love our beach and all of its amenities (playground, splash pad, pavilions, & snack shack). Many volunteer youth sports organizations offer several programs for our kids and actively participate in our well-attended parades. Clinton Family Day, the Bluefish 5K Race and Clinton SummerFest are just a few events all families enjoy every summer. The Clinton Park & Rec Dept. offers a wide variety of programs for our youth & adults year-round. The brand new high school facility is very impressive. Community events such as Swoosh for Change, Dodge for a Difference, Dancing with the Stars, Sing-Offs, and Pancake Breakfasts are very popular with residents; proceeds are donated to local charities.
Clinton is the town I grew up in. My parents came from Madison, the next town over, but chose Clinton to raise my brother and I in with it's less expensive homes, and good education system. I have always loved where I live. I am very passionate about nature and animals so growing up right next to Long Island Sound was a real privilege. I can start my day with a hike in the woods behind my house, and end the day combing the beach for shells and ocean creatures.