Clemson, SC
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Clemson profile

Living in Clemson

Clemson is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 17,986 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Clemson is the 29th largest community in South Carolina.

Clemson real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Clemson house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Also of interest is that Clemson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.35% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Clemson is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Clemson to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

Clemson, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Clemson has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Clemson, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Clemson is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.45% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Clemson in 2018 was $32,016, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,064 for a family of four. However, Clemson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Clemson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.43% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Clemson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clemson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clemson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clemson include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Clemson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.