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Clinton is located in central Mississippi between the state’s capital city of Jackson and port city of Vicksburg. As part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), our city enjoys the conveniences and workforce availability of the state’s largest metropolis.

Demographic Information

Category Clinton Jackson MSA
Population (2018 est.) 27,551 545,394
Average Household Size 2.76 2.60
Median Household Income $59,000 44,864
Educational Attainment: Population - Age 25 Plus    
     Associate Degree: 7.1% 7.5%
     Bachelor's Degree: 27.9% 18.7%
     Professional Degree: 15.8% 10.9%

Metro Area Distances

City Driving Distance (miles) Hours  
Atlanta, GA 390 5.6  
Chicago, Il 750 10.75  
Dallas, TX 393 5.5  
Memphis, TN 218 3.15  
Mobile, AL 195 3.3  
New Orleans, LA 192 3.0  

Major Employers

  Product or Service
Clinton Public School District Education – K-12
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Retail
Mississippi College Higher Education
University Physicians Healthcare
City of Clinton Municipality
State of Mississippi Governmental Agency
The Home Depot Retail
The Kroger Co. Grocery Chain
Taylor Power Industrial Generators

Enhanced Emergency and Environmental Response Services

Environmental Response
McNeely Plastics Polymer Production
Gulf States Canners Bottling and Canning
Gulf Relay Logistics

Local Government

Type of Government Mayor/Alderman
Comprehensive City Plan Yes
Year Plan Completed 2018
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect Yes
Percent of Streets Paved 100.0


Service Provider
Water City of Clinton
Sewer City of Clinton 
Electric Entergy
Natural Gas Atmos Energy
Telecommunications AT&T, CSpire, Comcast



  • Interstate 20: 0 miles (adjacent)
  • Interstate 220: 6.7 miles
  • Interstate 55: 11.7 miles


  • Service: Kansas City Railroad
  • Distance to Port: 35 miles
  • Distance to Transload Facility: 16.7 miles


  • Nearest General Aviation Airport: John Bell Williams General Aviation Airport
    Distance: 10 miles
  • Nearest International Airport: Jackson Evers International Airport
    Distance: 21 miles


Port of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River is approximately 35 miles west of Clinton.


Elementary and Secondary Education Overview

The Clinton Public School District is made up of 8 schools with a total student enrollment of 5,300 (academic year 2019/20) and fully accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education. The school district recently won accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation & School Improvement (SACS-CASI).

Higher Education Overview

The Greater Jackson Area contains nine institutions of higher learning with a total student population of 40,788. These students are actively engaged in the over 800 academic programs that are offered at the area’s colleges and universities.

Clinton is home to Mississippi College (MC), the oldest college in Mississippi and the second oldest Baptist college in the world. Founded in 1826, the college boasts a distinguished history replete with many outstanding alumni. U.S. News and World Report ranks MC in the "Top 10" category of best values, and the institution has been selected for 13 years to be on the Honor Roll of Character-Building Institutions of the Templeton Foundation.