Clinton county is in the Pennyrile region of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 530 to 1780 feet above sea level.
In 2010 the county population was 10,272 in a land area of 197.25 square miles, an average of 52.1 people per square mile.
The equine population was 1,000 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.
Clinton county was probably named for DeWitt Clinton, United States Senator, Governor of New York, and proponent of the Erie Canal.