Clinton, South Carolina

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Clinton (pronounced /ˈklɪnən/---the t is silent) is a city in Laurens County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 8,091 at the 2000 census. It is part of the GreenvilleMauldinEasley Metropolitan Statistical Area. Clinton was first settled by Scots-Irish immigrants two decades before the American Revolutionary War. It incorporated as a town in 1852, and was named after Henry Clinton Young, a lawyer from Laurens, who helped lay out the first streets.

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Geography

Clinton is located at 34°28′17″N 81°52′30″W / 34.47139°N 81.875°W / 34.47139; -81.875 (34.471257, -81.875023)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.1 square miles (23.7 km²), of which, 9.1 square miles (23.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.55%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] taken in 2000, there were 8,091 people, 2,683 households, and 1,666 families residing in the city. The population density was 889.7 people per square mile (343.7/km²). There were 3,011 housing units at an average density of 331.1/sq mi (127.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.31% White, 37.98% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population. A 2009 census estimate placed the population at 8,923.[4]

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