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
$197,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$785
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%

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
    91
    0
  • Murder
    7
    0
  • Rape
    20
    41
  • Robbery
    46
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    455
    1
  • Theft
    1,939
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    703
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,700
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Clemson Reviews

49 reviews
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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!
Clemson is a great town and a wonderful place to go to college! There are so many opportunities to get out and meet new people or enjoy the outdoors. It's growing fast, and many businesses are hiring. Safe, friendly, and happy- Clemson is the place to be!