Clinton, Clinton County, New York

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Clinton is a town in Clinton County, New York, United States. The population was 727 at the 2000 census. The Town of Clinton is located in the northwest corner of the county and is northwest of Plattsburgh.



The area was settled before 1820 near the community of Frontier. The town was set apart from the Town of Ellenburg in 1845.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 67.1 square miles (173.9 km²), of which, 67.1 square miles (173.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.04%) is water.

The northern town line is the border of Quebec, Canada, and the western town line is the border of the Town of Chateaugay in Franklin County.

US Route 11 is an east-west highway, which intersects New York State Route 189, a north-south highway, south of Churubusco.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 727 people, 270 households, and 201 families residing in the town. The population density was 10.8 people per square mile (4.2/km²). There were 348 housing units at an average density of 5.2/sq mi (2.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.35% White, 0.28% African American, 0.14% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.

There were 270 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 113.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $25,804 versus $27,292 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,787. About 14.7% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.2% of those under age 18 and 20.6% of those age 65 or over.

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