Clinton 78 Exceptional
Clinton Livability #21 ranked city in Mississippi#4,529 ranked city in the USARanks better than 84% of areas

Livability Awards

B+ Clinton Amenities Some amenities close to this location
B- Clinton Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% higher than Mississippi
928% less expensive than the US average
8416% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Clinton cost of living
A- Clinton Crime Total crime is 17% lower than Mississippi
Total crime
2,20015% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4615% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Clinton crime
C Clinton Employment Household income is 45% higher than Mississippi
Median household income
$58,7236% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$27,6847% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%54% lower than the US average
Clinton employment
C Clinton Housing Home value is 47% higher than Mississippi
Median home value
$155,80016% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9243% lower than the US average
Home ownership
68%6% higher than the US average
Clinton real estate or Clinton rentals
D Clinton Schools HS graduation rate is 15% higher than Mississippi
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
42%14% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:17% higher than the US average
Clinton K-12 schools
A- Clinton User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Clinton
Overall user rating
78% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
87% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Clinton, MS

      Clinton is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. The city has a population of 25,411 people. Clinton is mostly populated by White (52%) and Black or African American (39%) ethnic groups. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Clinton. With average one way commute time of only 22 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

      Are you trying to ascertain if living in Clinton is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before relocating to any new city in Mississippi, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Clinton and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from cost of living, weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Mississippi and national averages.

      Clinton, MS receives 77/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #15 in Mississippi and #3,292 in the USA. Based on this score, Clinton would be considered a very livable city! If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Clinton has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (B+), crime (A-), cost of living (B-) and weather (B). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Clinton. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: education (D).

      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.

      Clinton real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Clinton. Median real estate prices in Clinton come in at $155,800, which is 47.4% higher than the Mississippi average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Clinton, the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 3.8% higher than the Mississippi average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Clinton will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Clinton, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 2.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.9%.

      Clinton transportation information

      Average one way commute22min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work85.6%84.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.2%9.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home2.0%2.2%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)7354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)13711

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      Source: The Clinton, MS data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).