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Clinton is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 5,921 (2016 census)
 • Density 955/km2 (2,470/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4680
Area 6.2 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Gladstone Region
State electorate(s) Gladstone
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Suburbs around Clinton:
Callemondah Callemondah West Gladstone
Byellee Clinton Kin Kora
Byellee Kirkwood New Auckland

Clinton is a town and suburb of Gladstone in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census the suburb of Clinton had a population of 5,921 people.


The town was named on 5 January 1970. On 10 December 1988 the suburb of Clinton was created from the merger of the former suburbs Clinton North and Clinton South. The name Clinton is derived from the County of Clinton (the cadastral administrative division containing Gladstone).

Clinton State School opened on 29 January 1974.

On 1 April 2010, a Priority Development Area was declared in Clinton with the aim of reducing housing pressure created with the growing mining industry in the Gdladsonr area. 26 hectares (64 acres) of government land bounded by the Dawson Highway, Harvey Road and Keppel Avenue were released for residential land development.


Clinton State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at Harvey Road (23°52′48″S 151°13′22″E / 23.8800°S 151.2228°E / -23.8800; 151.2228 (Clinton State School)). In 2015, the school has 820 students with 51 teachers (44 equivalent full-time). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 950 students with 70 teachers (63 full-time equivalent) and 54 non-teaching staff (31 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

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