Clinton, North Carolina Population 2024

8,226

Clinton is a city located in Sampson County North Carolina. Clinton has a 2024 population of 8,226. It is also the county seat of Sampson County.Clinton is currently declining at a rate of -0.32% annually and its population has decreased by -1.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,376 in 2020.

The average household income in Clinton is $63,001 with a poverty rate of 25.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Clinton is 41.8 years, 39.6 years for males, and 45.7 years for females.

Clinton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clinton was:

  • Black or African American: 38.4%
  • White: 37.75%
  • Other race: 11.85%
  • Two or more races: 7.61%
  • Asian: 2.52%
  • Native American: 1.87%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
7.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,083.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.79% (-150)
The current population of Clinton, North Carolina is 8,226 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,376.

Clinton, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American3,21138.4%
White3,15737.75%
Other race99111.85%
Two or more races6367.61%
Asian2112.52%
Native American1561.87%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Clinton Population by Race

Clinton Population Pyramid 2024

Clinton Median Age

41.8

Total

39.6

Male

45.7

Female

Clinton Adults

There are 6,435 adults, (2,042 of whom are seniors) in Clinton.

Clinton Age Dependency

90.3

Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Clinton Sex Ratio

Female4,23950.69%
Male4,12349.31%

Clinton Population by Age

Clinton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,9332.5647.252.8
Non Family1,2911.0938.561.5
Married9453.3972.327.7
Female5944.2826.173.9
Male1033.3846.653.4
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3.66

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

47.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Clinton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Clinton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clinton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.55%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 31.52%.

Clinton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,673

Average Earnings

$38,250

Average Male

$34,301

Average Female

Clinton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clinton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Clinton Language

79.72% of Clinton residents speak only English, while 20.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.19% of the population.

Clinton Language

Clinton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,90792131.68%
Hispanic1,83674140.36%
Multiple58726945.83%
White2,4202399.88%
Other96722323.06%
Asian211188.53%
Native151149.27%
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25.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.87%

Male Poverty Rate

25.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clinton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clinton is Multiple, with 45.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clinton is Asian, with 8.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.77%.

Clinton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.62%
High School21.24%
Some College17.46%
Bachelors or Greater2.82%
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Clinton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed55.17%
Male Unemployed18.18%
Male Employed12.79%
Female Employed11.72%
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Clinton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clinton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clinton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.8%

Male Marriage Rate

29.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Clinton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Clinton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Clinton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clinton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

456

Number of Veterans

410

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

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Clinton Veterans by War

count

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Clinton Veterans by Age

count

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Clinton Veterans by Race

Clinton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clinton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.7%

Labor Force Participation

44.3%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Clinton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Clinton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Clinton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.2%

Born in Clinton

86.01%

Native Born

13.99%

Foreign Born

10.67%

Non Citizen

3.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.01% of Clinton residents were born in the United States, with 73.2% having been born in North Carolina. 10.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clinton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,096-26-0.32%
20288,122-26-0.32%
20278,148-26-0.32%
20268,174-26-0.32%
20258,200-26-0.32%
20248,226-26-0.32%
20238,252-26-0.31%
20228,278-26-0.31%
20218,304-72-0.86%
20208,376-44-0.52%
20198,420-22-0.26%
20188,442-29-0.34%
20178,471-17-0.2%
20168,488-111-1.29%
20158,599-56-0.65%
20148,655-21-0.24%
20138,67680.09%
20128,66850.06%
20118,663-4-0.05%
20108,667670.78%
20008,6003964.83%
19908,2046528.63%
19807,5523955.52%
19707,157-304-4.07%
19607,4613,04769.03%
19504,41485724.09%
19403,55784531.16%
19302,712
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Clinton Population by Year