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Clemson, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Clemson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pickens County at latitude 34.6838 and longitude -82.8124. Pickens County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 725 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Clemson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Clemson, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Clemson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clemson: Calhoun.

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Clemson, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 14,604
Population in Households 14,166
Population in Familes 7,143
Population in Group Qrtrs 438
Population Density1 1,963
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 6,225
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,526
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,848 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,457 (35.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,768 (55.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 623 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $191,227
Average Home Value $227,584


Median Household Income $31,350
Average Household Income $50,901
Per Capita Income $21,835
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.16% 0.76%
Households 1.21% 0.77%
Families 0.39% 0.59%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clemson, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clemson to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 36 91st
Population Density1 # 27 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 280 29th
Median Household Income # 274 31st
Per Capita Income # 106 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.