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Clinton is a town in Dutchess County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Clinton. For links to other places called Clinton, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Clinton is 41.867N. The longitude is -73.823W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 551 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,010.
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19% of Clinton residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clinton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clinton was $29,565, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Clinton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Clinton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $648. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,228.
Dutchess County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clinton political report.
The average commute time for Clinton workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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