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Clinton, North Carolina

Clinton is a city located in Sampson County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,600. It is the county seat of Sampson County6.

Geography Clinton is located at 35°0'9" North, 78°19'44" West (35.002418, -78.328803)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.3 km² (7.1 mi²). 18.3 km² (7.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.28% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 8,600 people, 3,336 households, and 2,058 families residing in the city. The population density is 471.0/km² (1,219.1/mi²). There are 3,690 housing units at an average density of 202.1/km² (523.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 53.08% White, 41.38% African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.83% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. 4.66% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,336 households out of which 27.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% are married couples living together, 18.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% are non-families. 35.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.93.

In the city the population is spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $25,904, and the median income for a family is $36,144. Males have a median income of $30,605 versus $21,654 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,672. 23.3% of the population and 18.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 31.5% are under the age of 18 and 25.2% are 65 or older.

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