Clinton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Missoula County, Montana, United States. It is part of the 'Missoula, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The CDP was named for General Sir Henry Clinton. The population was 1,052 at the 2010 census, an increase from its population of 549 in 2000.
Originally established in 1883 as a stage stop and post office, the town name was changed in 1892 to honor C. L. Clinton, an official of the Northern Pacific Railroad.
Clinton is located at 46°46′33″N 113°42′54″W (46.775792, -113.715031).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), of which 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) is land and 0.51% is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,052 people, 204 households, and 153 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 278.6 people per square mile (107.6/km2). There were 216 housing units at an average density of 109.6 per square mile (42.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.81% White, 0.36% African American, 1.64% Native American, 0.18% Asian, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.
There were 204 households, out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families.