Clinton, Washington

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Clinton is a town and census-designated place (CDP) located on southern Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington, United States. The town was named after Clinton, Michigan.[3] As of the 2000 census, the village was 868. However, the post office serves at least 2,500 people.

Clinton is the western terminus of the Whidbey Island (Clinton)-to-Mukilteo Washington State Ferries route. It is served by State Route 525 and several major county roads.

Even though the village area of Clinton is small, people as far as 7 miles (11.5 km) away consider Clinton to be their home. Much of the village is situated on a high bluff overlooking Saratoga Passage on Puget Sound. The community of Columbia Beach, however, rests at sea level.

There are two grocery stores in Clinton, one in the downtown area and another a few miles east at what has been named Ken's Korner. Additionally, Clinton has a Dairy Queen, the only fast food restaurant on the south end of Whidbey Island. The town of Clinton recently built a library that is now part of the Sno-Isle Regional Library System.

Based on per capita income, Clinton ranks 79th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. It is also the highest rank achieved in Island County.

Geography

Clinton is located at 47°58′34″N 122°21′22″W / 47.976194°N 122.356245°W / 47.976194; -122.356245 (47.976194, -122.356245).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), of which, 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it is land and 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) of it (73.84%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 868 people, 388 households, and 254 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 903.4 people per square mile (349.1/km2). There were 519 housing units at an average density of 540.2/sq mi (208.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.51% White, 1.04% African American, 1.04% Native American, 2.19% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 2.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

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