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Clewiston is a city in Hendry County.

The community was named after A.C. Clewis, banker.

The latitude of Clewiston is 26.753N. The longitude is -80.933W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,770.


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Median household income
Local
$37,143
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Clewiston demographic reports
Clewiston is on Lake Okeechobee.
Clewiston began as a work camp during construction of the Moore Haven-Clewiston Railroad.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 103. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 15.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • American Indian Arts Celebration - Nov. 10-12, 2007
  • Hendry County Fair - March 17-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Clewiston web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, Clewiston Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Clewiston residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clewiston ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clewiston was $15,527, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Clewiston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Clewiston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $382.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $844.


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Libraries in Clewiston include Clewiston Public Library, Harlem Community Library ... View libraries

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Hendry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clewiston political report.

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The average commute time for Clewiston workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Clewiston include Best Western of Clewiston, Motor Inn.

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