Clinton, Indiana

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Clinton is a city in Vermillion County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,126 at the 2000 census. The city was established in 1829 and is named after DeWitt Clinton, who served as governor of New York from 1817 to 1823.[3] Many of Clinton's original settlers were immigrants working in coal mines. Most of the immigrants were Italians trying to earn a living coal mining. Over time, the coal mining industry in Clinton died down but many of the Italian settlers stayed at Clinton.



Clinton is located at 39°39′36″N 87°24′21″W / 39.66°N 87.40583°W / 39.66; -87.40583 (39.659903, -87.405924)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.88%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,126 people, 2,124 households, and 1,319 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,284.5 people per square mile (883.6/km²). There were 2,379 housing units at an average density of 1,060.3/sq mi (410.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.15% White, 0.35% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 2,124 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% 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 2.93.

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