A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  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

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%

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
    82
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    20
    41
  • Robbery
    44
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    362
    500
  • Theft
    1,960
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    615
    284

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 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.
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You don't have to like Clemson football to visit this gorgeous town. It's amazing what a historic, large, gorgeous University can do for a small sleepy town. Top notch university, great sports history and tradition, many excellent stores and restaurants near-by. Everyone should check it out. If you are more into nature, the Clemson Experimental Forest provides miles and miles of hiking to remote waterfalls!
Visiting in Clemson, South Carolina I had an overall good experience. The things that could benefit from a change would be the food prices at local places downtown. The college is expensive as it is but food at sandwich places was close to 10 bucks per person. Lastly, engaging pet events for the community would be beneficiary. Many Clemson natives have to travel to Anderson or Greenville for dog events, other than a local dog park. Clemson could use monthly pet fundraiser events to have a better dog/ pet friendly community.