Most American Presidents Grew Up in Small Towns, Unlike Donald Trump

Small-town presidents vs. big-city presidents — is there a difference? Many U.S. presidents hail from small towns, but not New York City born-and-raised Donald Trump.

Read on to see which presidents came from tiny towns and see what the approximate population of those towns is now. Along the way, find out some interesting facts about different U.S. presidents from small towns that can help you decide if they are any different from citified leaders.

1. William (Bill) J. Clinton

Bill and Hillary Clinton relax during a campaign sto pin 1992

He was from a small town in Arkansas. | John Mottern/AFP/Getty Images

Hometown: Hope, Arkansas
Population as of 2016: 9,892
Term: 1993 to 2001
Party: Democratic
Age at inauguration: 46

Fun facts: Although Bill Clinton was a beloved president, his second term was marred in 1998 by his affair with 22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky. In addition, Clinton admitted to having an affair with Gennifer Flowers, who wrote the book, “Sleeping With the President.” In 2001, Clinton became the first president to be married to a U.S. Senator, first lady Hillary Clinton.

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