Clinton Profile

About the area
As the county seat, Clinton is the cultural, economic, and industrial center of Sampson County. Downtown Clinton 
is home 
to the community theater, many restaurants and shops, and hosts several seasonal events. In 2015, websites NerdWallet and Niche named Clinton one of the top places in North Carolina to start a business and raise a family, respectively.  Clinton has a seasonal, warm climate with average highs during the winter in the 50's and highs during the summer in the 80's and 90's. Clinton averages around 215 days of sunshine annually.
The City of Clinton has a population of 8,836, with an additional 44,000 people living within 15 miles of the city limits.

Within the City:
*     Median Household Income - $32,250
*     79.7% of the population have high school degrees
*     20.9% of the population have bachelor's degrees
*     Average age -  40.5
*     Population nearly doubles during the day with over 7,600 people commuting into town for work

Regional Advantages
Clinton boasts several resources and advantages for businesses.  Clinton has rail access and a 5,000 foot runway Map - Copy (2)airport.  Clinton has a number of major thoroughfares that bring people to and through the city.  NC-24, NC-701, and NC-421 transport over 50,000 vehicles through Clinton daily.  Interstates I-40 and I-95 are in close proximity.  The port of Wilmington is only an hour away, while RDU International Airport is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes away.  Major military bases in Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are also nearby.

Located at the intersection of highways US-421 and NC-701, Clinton's Industrial Park is an excellent choice for
DSCN3486 - Copylocating your business. The park is already well established with 13 existing sites developed, full utilities including fiber and gas available, and still has room to grow with 285 undeveloped acres.  With easy access to I-40, the NC-24 Corridor east of the City has available buildings and developable sites with full utilities and rail availability.  Clinton's Water and Wastewater Treatments plants have room to grow and expand to accommodate future residential and industrial growth.


The CityWorker - Copy has a proud history of being a major agricultural center.  While this tradition continues, several metalworking and manufacturing businesses call the City home.  Clinton is home to large agriculture employees such as Smithfield Foods and Prestage Farms as well as manufacturing companies such as Hog Slat, Dubose Strapping, Schindler Escalator, and Precision Tool.

There are many local resources to find highly qualified workers for your business.  Sampson Community College boasts several associate degrees and certificate programs for residents to prepare them for the workforce.  It also houses the Small Business Center, which provides resources and support to local small businesses.  Additionally, the City is in close proximity to four-year universities at Campbell University, Mt. Olive University, Methodist University, and Fayetteville State University.

Property Tax Information and Rate Schedule
*     Property Taxes: (per $100 of valuation) Sampson County $.785, City of Clinton $.40Water Tank - Copy
*     Water base rate $12.62, $1.89 per 100 c.f.
*     Wastewater base rate $13.15, $1.84 per 100 c.f.


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