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Location of Clinton in Rock County, Wisconsin.
Location of Clinton in Rock County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Rock
 • Type Village Board
 • Total 1.43 sq mi (3.71 km2)
 • Land 1.43 sq mi (3.71 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total 2,154
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,494.41/sq mi (577.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip Code
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-15625
GNIS feature ID 1582983

Clinton is a village in Rock County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,154 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the town of Clinton. The Norwegian-American Jefferson Prairie Settlement was located near the village.


Clinton is located at 42°33′23″N 88°51′52″W / 42.55639°N 88.86444°W / 42.55639; -88.86444 (42.556596, -88.864453).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.40 square miles (3.63 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 856
1900 871 1.8%
1910 897 3.0%
1920 938 4.6%
1930 902 −3.8%
1940 903 0.1%
1950 1,138 26.0%
1960 1,274 12.0%
1970 1,333 4.6%
1980 1,751 31.4%
1990 1,849 5.6%
2000 2,162 16.9%
2010 2,154 −0.4%
2019 (est.) 2,140 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,154 people, 801 households, and 546 families living in the village. The population density was 1,538.6 inhabitants per square mile (594.1/km2). There were 872 housing units at an average density of 622.9 per square mile (240.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.9% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 4.3% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.0% of the population.

There were 801 households, of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.8% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.16.

The median age in the village was 36.6 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64, and 15% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.


Clinton was served by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, better known as the Milwaukee Road, and the Chicago and North Western Railroad (C&NW). It was on the Racine & Southwestern branch line of the Milwaukee Road and on the C&NW line between Harvard, Illinois, and Janesville, Wisconsin. In its 1980 bankruptcy, the Milwaukee Road disposed of the Southwestern Line. The Union Pacific Railroad, which took over the C&NW, operates today in Clinton on former C&NW tracks and on a remnant of the former Milwaukee Road west to Beloit, where it provides a rail connection to Fairbanks-Morse.


Clinton is the home of the annual Stoopball League of America (SLA) championship in July. "Taste of Clinton" held each year Father's Day weekend.


The Clinton Community School District provides K-12 public education.

Notable residents

  • Realf Ottesen Brandt, Lutheran minister
  • William H. Hurlbut, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Henry A. Moehlenpah, political candidate, banker, and member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • Joe Shear, stock car racer
  • Peter Shorts, former NFL player
  • Cornelius Mortimer Treat, Wisconsin State Assembly (1862–63)

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