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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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Clemson is a town in South Carolina with a population of 15,008. Clemson is in Pickens County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Clemson offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Clemson there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Clemson and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Clemson are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$829
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Clemson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    12
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    24
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    152
    500
  • Theft
    1,545
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    219
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,466
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Clemson Reviews

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So small and conservative! Would like to see college students integrated into community life. Additionally, job opportunities outside of the university are very limited. The only affordable housing options are apartments that are mainly students
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I like living here! It's pretty safe and things are nice and new because the school is doing well right now. My only complaint is that there aren't many things to do, and if you want to buy any clothing the closest decent mall is all the way in Greenville.
Clemson is a place like no other! It is a college town that is surrounded by 2 lakes and is a short drive to the mountains. Its residents include a good mixture of both college students as well as families. I always feel save wherever I go in Clemson. They have a nice downtown area with many authentic restaurants and bars. that Clemson University is not only ranked in the top 20 colleges list in the nation, but are also the 2017 College Football National Champions! The surrounding high schools are also nationally known for both academics and athletics as well. Everyone who lives in Clemson would admit that it is one of the happiest places to live. It is an all around town that have all around people who live here.