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Clinton, Maine
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Location in Kennebec County and the state of Maine.
Location in Kennebec County and the state of Maine.
Country United States
State Maine
County Kennebec
Villages Clinton
Morrison Corner
Area
 • Total 44.79 sq mi (116.01 km2)
 • Land 43.87 sq mi (113.62 km2)
 • Water 0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 3,370
 • Density 77/sq mi (29.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) Area code

Clinton is a town in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The town was named for New York Governor DeWitt Clinton. The population was 3,370 at the 2020 census. The main village in town is the Clinton census-designated place, with a population of 1,386 at the 2020 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.79 square miles (116.01 km2), of which 43.87 square miles (113.62 km2) is land and 0.92 square miles (2.38 km2) is water.

The town is bordered by Canaan on the north, Burnham on the east, Benton on the south and Fairfield on the west. Clinton is crossed by Interstate 95, SR 100 and SR 23.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 533
1810 1,050 97.0%
1820 1,356 29.1%
1830 2,124 56.6%
1840 2,818 32.7%
1850 1,743 −38.1%
1860 1,803 3.4%
1870 1,766 −2.1%
1880 1,665 −5.7%
1890 1,518 −8.8%
1900 1,398 −7.9%
1910 1,268 −9.3%
1920 1,230 −3.0%
1930 1,354 10.1%
1940 1,436 6.1%
1950 1,623 13.0%
1960 1,729 6.5%
1970 1,971 14.0%
1980 2,696 36.8%
1990 3,312 22.8%
2000 3,340 0.8%
2010 3,486 4.4%
2020 3,370 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
See also: Clinton (CDP), Maine

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,486 people, 1,412 households, and 962 families living in the town. The population density was 79.5 inhabitants per square mile (30.7/km2). There were 1,547 housing units at an average density of 35.3 per square mile (13.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 1,412 households, of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the town was 40.5 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 31.1% were from 45 to 64; and 12.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

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