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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Clemson is a town in South Carolina with a population of 15,375. Clemson is in Pickens County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Clemson offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Clemson there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and 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
$207,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$854
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Clemson Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    12.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    152
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,544.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    219
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    40%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Clemson

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,746
National
$55,322
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Clemson Reviews

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Clemson is a great place for family and friends to explore hiking, great food, and fun college life around the town! Locals are super friendly and can show you the best places to eat. I love going to YourPie for some great pizza in downtown Clemson. There is also the cutest boutiques downtown that I and my girlfriends love shopping at on our free time.
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I love Clemson! The people are excellent people and it is the perfect college town. It is quite small, but I like it that way. It’s very easy to get to know your way around. I also enjoy attending football games!
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