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Clinton County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Clinton County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1830
Seat Frankfort
Largest City Frankfort
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

405.25 sq mi (1,050 km²)
405.07 sq mi (1,049 km²)
0.18 sq mi (0 km²), 0.04%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

33,224
82/sq mi (31.67/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://www.clintonco.com/
Named for: DeWitt Clinton
Indiana county number 12

Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 33,224. The county seat is Frankfort.

History

Clinton County officially came into existence on March 1, 1830, and was named in honor of DeWitt Clinton, the seventh Governor of New York State and architect of the Erie Canal. The act forming the county was approved by the Indiana General Assembly on January 29, 1830, and created Clinton from the eastern parts of neighboring Tippecanoe County.

Lieutenant General James F. Record was born and raised in Clinton County; Gen Record was awarded 3x Distinguished Service Crosses for his gallantry during the Vietnam War.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 405.25 square miles (1,049.6 km2), of which 405.07 square miles (1,049.1 km2) (or 99.96%) is land and 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2) (or 0.04%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Cities and towns

Unincorporated towns

Extinct towns

Townships

  • Center
  • Forest
  • Jackson
  • Johnson
  • Kirklin
  • Madison
  • Michigan
  • Owen
  • Perry
  • Ross
  • Sugar Creek
  • Union
  • Warren
  • Washington

Major highways

  • I-65.svg Interstate 65
  • US 52.svg U.S. Route 52
  • US 421.svg U.S. Route 421
  • Indiana 26.svg Indiana State Road 26
  • Indiana 28.svg Indiana State Road 28
  • Indiana 29.svg Indiana State Road 29
  • Indiana 38.svg Indiana State Road 38
  • Indiana 39.svg Indiana State Road 39
  • Indiana 75.svg Indiana State Road 75

Airport

Clinton County is served by the Frankfort Municipal Airport.

Railroads

  • CSX Transportation
  • Norfolk Southern Railway

Climate and weather

Weather chart for Frankfort, Indiana
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temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
source: The Weather Channel

In recent years, average temperatures in Frankfort have ranged from a low of 16 °F (−9 °C) in January to a high of 84 °F (29 °C) in July, although a record low of −26 °F (−32 °C) was recorded in December 1983 and a record high of 105 °F (41 °C) was recorded in July 1980. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.03 inches (52 mm) in February to 4.51 inches (115 mm) in June.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 1,423
1840 7,508 427.6%
1850 11,869 58.1%
1860 14,505 22.2%
1870 17,330 19.5%
1880 23,472 35.4%
1890 27,370 16.6%
1900 28,202 3.0%
1910 26,674 −5.4%
1920 27,737 4.0%
1930 27,329 −1.5%
1940 28,411 4.0%
1950 29,734 4.7%
1960 30,765 3.5%
1970 30,547 −0.7%
1980 31,545 3.3%
1990 30,974 −1.8%
2000 33,866 9.3%
2010 33,224 −1.9%
Est. 2015 32,609 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 33,224 people, 12,105 households, and 8,754 families residing in the county. The population density was 82.0 inhabitants per square mile (31.7/km2). There were 13,321 housing units at an average density of 32.9 per square mile (12.7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 91.0% white, 0.4% black or African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 6.8% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 13.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 22.4% were German, 11.1% were American, 10.3% were Irish, and 9.6% were English.

Of the 12,105 households, 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.7% were non-families, and 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.13. The median age was 37.5 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $57,445. Males had a median income of $42,009 versus $29,086 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,131. About 7.5% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.0% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.


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