Clinton 77 Exceptional
Clinton Livability #388 ranked city in Iowa#6,197 ranked city in the USARanks better than 78% of areas
A+ Clinton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Clinton Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than Iowa
8614% less expensive than the US average
9010% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Clinton cost of living
D Clinton Crime Total crime is 98% higher than Iowa
Total crime
3,95559% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2659% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-35%Year over year crime is down
Clinton crime
D+ Clinton Employment Household income is 22% lower than Iowa
Median household income
$42,49723% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,54214% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%28% lower than the US average
Clinton employment
F Clinton Housing Home value is 30% lower than Iowa
Median home value
$92,60050% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$63733% lower than the US average
Home ownership
70%9% higher than the US average
Clinton real estate or Clinton rentals
A+ Clinton Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than Iowa
High school grad. rates
85%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
84%70% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:120% lower than the US average
Clinton K-12 schools
C+ Clinton User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Clinton
Overall user rating
65% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
60% 4 total surveys
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      Living in Clinton, IA

      Clinton is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Iowa. The city has a population of 26,148 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Clinton is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Clinton is known to be family friendly as more than 72% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 68% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Clinton, Iowa could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Clinton, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, employment and more.

      Clinton, IA receives 67/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #713 in Iowa and #14,381 in the USA. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Clinton ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B+) and education (A+). On a less positive note, Clinton does not have favorable grades for the following: crime (F), weather (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Clinton has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Wide River Winery, Eagle Point Park, and Bickelhaupt Arboretum.

      School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Clinton have a test score average of 84%, which is well above the US average.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Clinton is actually affordable. The median home price for Clinton homes is $92,600, which is 30.3% lower than the Iowa average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Clinton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 8.3% lower than the Iowa average. Real estate appreciation rates in Clinton are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Clinton homes comes in at -3.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were -0.1%.

      Clinton transportation information

      Average one way commute16min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.5%80.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.6%8.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.1%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.6%3.5%2.8%
      Working from home2.2%4.5%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Clinton, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).