The City of Clinton is truly the gateway to Upstate South Carolina, located just forty-five minutes south of Greenville or Spartanburg, sixty minutes north of Columbia and just two hours from the Charleston port. The City of Clinton is ideally located at the junction of I-26 and I-385 and is the perfect location for any business. Clinton is the second largest municipality in Laurens County with a population of 8,637 and presently covers a land area of 10 square miles. Since 2010, the city’s population has increased by 1.4 percent, which makes Clinton the second fastest growing community in Laurens County, second only to golden triangle community Fountain Inn.
The City provides a wide range of services for its citizens, including law enforcement,
fire protection, public safety, planning and developmental services, sanitation, street maintenance, cemeteries, cultural and recreational activities, general administration, and community development. In addition to these general government activities, the City provides and maintains water, sewer, and electric utilities for the benefit of its citizens. The City also jointly owns the Clinton Newberry Natural Gas Authority with the City of Newberry.The City also extends financial support to certain boards, agencies and commissions to assist their efforts in serving citizens. Among these are the Laurens County Library, Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, Laurens County Development Corporation, Upstate SC Alliance, Clinton YMCA, and the Clinton Economic Development Corporation.