Clinton County is located in southwestern Illinois. The County Seat is Carlyle and the largest city is Breese. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.clintonco.illinois.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 37,857 and the 2010 census population was 37,762. The land area is 474.09 square miles and there are 79.7 persons per square mile.
94.3% of the population is White, 3.7% is Black or African American, 3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 88.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $127,300, there are 14,051 households, an average of 2.55 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,802, the median household income is $61,720, and 8.9% of the persons in Clinton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,876. Retail sales (in $1000) were $383,207, and sales per capita were $10,581.
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