|Motto: "Hub City of Western Oklahoma"|
Location of Clinton, Oklahoma
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.9 square miles (23.2 km²), of which 8.9 square miles (23.1 km²) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.22%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,833 people, 3,331 households, and 2,265 families residing in the city. The population density was 989.1 people per square mile (381.9/km²). There were 3,818 housing units at an average density of 427.5 per square mile (165.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.92% White, 5.82%African American, 6.39% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 13.62% from other races, and 4.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.99% of the population.
There were 3,331 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% weremarried couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,051, and the median income for a family was $32,242. Males had a median income of $24,588 versus $18,596 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,606. About 14.6% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.
Clinton has three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school within the public school system. There is also an alternative school that is part of the public school system.