Clinton, Minnesota

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Clinton is a city in Big Stone County, Minnesota, United States. The city was named for New York Governor DeWitt Clinton.[3] The population was 453 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (7.69%) is water. Clinton is the home to the Big Stone County Fair and Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Elem. School.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 453 people, 195 households, and 118 families residing in the city. The population density was 471.0 people per square mile (182.2/km²). There were 230 housing units at an average density of 239.1/sq mi (92.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.79% White, 1.10% Native American, 0.88% Asian, and 0.22% from two or more races.

There were 195 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,591, and the median income for a family was $37,273. Males had a median income of $25,938 versus $18,958 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,469. About 5.8% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.


Clinton is home to several very prominent businesses and facilities. Including the Penguin Bar, Stattelman Lumber, KJ's Country Store, Clinton Ag Service, Clinton Care Center, Joanie's Kitchen, The Northern Star, Bonnie's Hometown Grocery, CTS computer services, Clinton Co-op Elevator and Shop, Clinton State Bank, Clinton Post Office, and Amanda's Shear Impressions. Highway 75 runs through the town, making it accessible and un-isolated. Also, near Clinton is beautiful Eli Lake. On which every year is held the world's longest lasting ice golf tournament; The Arctic Open! It has been held for over 25 years and usually draws crowds in the hundreds.


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