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About Clinton, Iowa

Did you know Clinton, Iowa, could still be a small village named New York? The first settler in the area, Joseph Butler, platted the town of New York in 1836, one of several clustered on the west bank of the Mississippi River. By 1839, it consisted only of a small group of cabins, several stores and a tavern.

New York changed very little throughout the 1840’s while surrounding communities continued to develop. All this drastically changed in 1855 when the Chicago, Iowa and Nebraska Railroad altered its plans for a river crossing from nearby Lyons to Little Rock Island, adjacent to the settlement of New York. The Iowa Land Company purchased this settlement and quickly renamed it Clinton in honor of the governor of New York State, DeWitt Clinton.

The railroad and the Mississippi continue today to provide economic growth, helping Clinton to prosper as an industrial center. A growing list of products and services are now delivered to all parts of the nation and the world.

Construction of single-family homes in the Clinton area is at a 25-year high. New sub-divisions are opening up in the area and more families are finding that it makes sense to live here. “More home for the money” rings true for housing in all price ranges.

Today, Clinton is one of Iowa’s “Great Places,” a designation recently received from the Governor’s Vision Iowa program.

Weather in Clinton

The average high temperatures in Clinton range from 30 in January to 85 in July

Average home income in Clinton

The average household income of a Clinton resident is $57,420 with an average home value of $103,429

Population of Clinton

Clinton has 28,007 residents.

Home ownership in Clinton

The average level of home ownership in Clinton is 68%.

Education breakdown of Clinton

Education levels of residents of Clinton include: highschool 40%, associate 12%, bachelor 11%, graduate 4%.

Households in Clinton

Clinton has 11,664 homes, built on average 66 years ago.