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Clinton, Kentucky
Hickman County Courthouse in Clinton, Kentucky
Hickman County Courthouse in Clinton, Kentucky
Location of Clinton in Hickman County, Kentucky.
Location of Clinton in Hickman County, Kentucky.
Coordinates: 36°40′1″N 88°59′39″W / 36.66694°N 88.99417°W / 36.66694; -88.99417Coordinates: 36°40′1″N 88°59′39″W / 36.66694°N 88.99417°W / 36.66694; -88.99417
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Hickman
Area
 • Total 1.62 sq mi (4.19 km2)
 • Land 1.61 sq mi (4.18 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
371 ft (113 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,388
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,251
 • Density 775.57/sq mi (299.53/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
42031
Area code(s) 270 & 364
FIPS code 21-15742
GNIS feature ID 0489694
Website [1]

Clinton is a home rule-class city and the county seat of Hickman County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,388 at the 2010 census, a decline from 1,415 in 2000.

History

Clinton appears to have been named after a riverboat or military captain who was stationed at the location around the time it was settled in the late 1820s. Clinton was incorporated in 1831.

It was the home to Clinton College from 1871 to 1915.

Geography

Clinton is at 36°40′1″N 88°59′39″W / 36.66694°N 88.99417°W / 36.66694; -88.99417 (36.667040, -88.994103). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 82
1860 264
1870 272 3.0%
1880 506 86.0%
1890 1,347 166.2%
1900 1,462 8.5%
1910 1,497 2.4%
1920 1,455 −2.8%
1930 1,204 −17.3%
1940 1,540 27.9%
1950 1,593 3.4%
1960 1,647 3.4%
1970 1,618 −1.8%
1980 1,720 6.3%
1990 1,547 −10.1%
2000 1,415 −8.5%
2010 1,388 −1.9%
2019 (est.) 1,251 −9.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 1,415 people in 579 households, including 354 families, in the city. The population density was 858.5 people per square mile (331.1/km2). There were 668 housing units at an average density of 405.3 per square mile (156.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 70.46% White, 27.14% African American, 0.49% Native American, and 1.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55%.

Of the 579 households 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 19.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 36.1% of households were one person and 17.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.82.

The age distribution was 22.8% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% 65 or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 72.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.0 males.

The median household income was $21,875 and the median family income was $27,847. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $16,786 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,236. About 26.8% of families and 31.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.3% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Clinton has a lending library, the Hickman County Memorial Library.

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