Clinton is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 20,426 at the 2010 census, up from 12,585 at the 2000 census. Clinton started off as a sleepy farm town and grew rapidly during the 1990s and continues to see rapid growth, with an estimated population of 22,499 in 2019.
Clinton is located in northern Davis County, bordered by Sunset to the east, Clearfield to the southeast, and West Point to the southwest. The northern border of Clinton is the Weber County line, with the city of Hooper to the northwest and Roy to the north and northeast. According to the United States Census Bureau, Clinton has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15.1 km2), all of it land.
Dry farming began in the area of Clinton in 1879. By 1881 there was a railroad station. In 1884 the Summit Basin Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in Clinton.
A ward was organized in Clinton in May 1897, which was named Clinton.
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,585 people, 3,529 households, and 3,137 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,286.2 people per square mile (883.5/km2). There were 3,643 housing units at an average density of 661.8 per square mile (255.7/km2).