Clemson, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 16,649 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +39.5%
 
Males: 8,675  (52.1%)
Females: 7,974  (47.9%)
Median resident age:

24.0 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29631, 29670.

Clemson Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,664 (it was $26,892 in 2000)
Clemson:

$41,664
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,369 (it was $19,272 in 2000)

Clemson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $242,789 (it was $129,900 in 2000)
Clemson:

$242,789
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $260,529; detached houses: $282,441; townhouses or other attached units: $437,502; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $115,308; mobile homes: $22,029

Median gross rent in 2017: $836.

March 2019 cost of living index in Clemson: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 38.8%
(38.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.1% for Black residents, 20.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.0% for American Indian residents, 32.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Clemson, SC (2017)
    • 12,59779.8%White alone
    • 1,1707.4%Asian alone
    • 9756.2%Black alone
    • 4683.0%Two or more races
    • 4673.0%Hispanic
    • 1070.7%American Indian alone
    • 120.08%Other race alone

Races in Clemson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in Clemson by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.9)
1
(6.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(24.5)
3
(23.9)
8
(63.8)
4
(30.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(22.8)
1
(7.1)
4
(28.4)
3
(21.2)
1
(7.0)
3
(19.5)
6
(38.1)
2
(12.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(16.3)
8
(63.7)
5
(39.9)
3
(23.2)
7
(53.2)
6
(45.7)
3
(21.3)
3
(21.3)
9
(63.7)
3
(20.9)
7
(45.5)
7
(44.4)
4
(24.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
18
(147.1)
14
(111.5)
17
(135.7)
36
(278.2)
25
(190.2)
18
(137.0)
30
(213.3)
34
(241.5)
9
(63.7)
20
(139.3)
14
(91.1)
13
(82.5)
2
(12.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
49
(400.4)
61
(485.8)
91
(726.1)
48
(370.9)
67
(509.6)
78
(593.9)
77
(547.4)
86
(610.8)
141
(997.5)
91
(633.8)
70
(455.5)
57
(361.5)
25
(152.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
217
(1,773)
192
(1,529)
225
(1,795)
243
(1,878)
221
(1,681)
327
(2,490)
272
(1,934)
343
(2,436)
303
(2,143)
341
(2,375)
298
(1,939)
309
(1,960)
254
(1,545)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
37
(302.3)
28
(223.0)
18
(143.6)
17
(131.4)
51
(387.9)
26
(198.0)
42
(298.6)
36
(255.7)
50
(353.7)
65
(452.7)
108
(702.7)
97
(615.2)
36
(219.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.1)
1
(7.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.5)
1
(6.3)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)177.1173.5224.3198.9203.2216.4194.3252.3232.7243.2226.2213.2109.4

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City-data.com crime index in Clemson, SC

Crime rate in Clemson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 44 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: English (13.9%), American (9.7%), German (8.4%), Irish (4.7%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%), Italian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 11/01/1946

Elevation: 758 feet

Land area: 7.37 square miles.

Population density: 2,260 people per square mile   (low).

Clemson, South Carolina map

1,830 residents are foreign born (3.8% Asia, 2.6% Africa, 1.4% Latin America, 1.3% Europe).

This city:

11.7%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,741 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,138 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (26.8 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (111.1 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (559.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Pendleton, SC (1.7 miles ),
Central, SC (1.8 miles ),
Newry, SC (2.5 miles),
Utica, SC (2.5 miles ),
Norris, SC (2.6 miles ),
Seneca, SC (2.8 miles ),
Six Mile, SC (2.8 miles ),
Liberty, SC (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 34.68 N, Longitude: 82.81 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,427 (+9.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,602 (34.6%)

Area code: 864

Distribution of median household income in Clemson, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Clemson, SC in 2017

Property values in Clemson, SC

Clemson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $410,700
  • 1998: 34 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 1999: 55 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $189,300
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2002: 63 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 2003: 139 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2004: 36 buildings, average cost: $170,300
  • 2005: 48 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2006: 66 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2007: 69 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $224,000
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $254,500
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2011: 30 buildings, average cost: $271,300
  • 2012: 71 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2013: 224 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2014: 32 buildings, average cost: $246,900
  • 2015: 109 buildings, average cost: $182,300
  • 2016: 97 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2017: 70 buildings, average cost: $386,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Clemson, SC residents
Average permit cost in Clemson, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Historical population in Clemson, SC
Historical housing units in Clemson, SC

Population change in the 1990s: +848 (+7.6%).
Most common industries in Clemson, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (34.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.9%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
  • Construction (3.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (33.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (2.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (36.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.2%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (2.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Clemson, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (12.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (14.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Engineers (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (11.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.3%)

Average climate in Clemson, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Clemson, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 53.0. This is better than average.

City:

53.0
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Clemson-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Clemson city center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1974, a category F3 tornado 18.7 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clemson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 100.7 miles away from Clemson center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 160.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 251.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 196.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 191.8 miles away from Clemson center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pickens County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Clemson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Clemson:

  • CLEMSON AREA RETIREMENT CENTER (500 DOWNS LOOP)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Clemson:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL SERVICES OF PENDLETON (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; PENDLETON, SC)
  • FMC OCONEE DIALYSIS CLINIC INC (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • SENECA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • OMH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • OCONEE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • OMH HOSPICE OF THE FOOTHILLS (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • MAJESTY HEALTH AND REHAB OF EASLEY, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; EASLEY, SC)

Airports and heliports located in Clemson:

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Amtrak station:

CLEMSON (U.S. 123 & STATE HWY. 133) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Operable nuclear power plants near Clemson:

  • 9 miles: Oconee 1 and 2 in Seneca, SC.
  • 9 miles: Oconee 3 in Seneca, SC.

College/University in Clemson:

  • Clemson University (Full-time enrollment: 20,131; Location: 201 Sikes Hall; Public; Website: www.clemson.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Clemson:

  • Tri-County Technical College (about 4 miles; Pendleton, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,174)
  • Anderson University (about 16 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • Furman University (about 27 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 27 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)
  • Bob Jones University (about 29 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)
  • North Greenville University (about 37 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Piedmont College (about 43 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)

Public elementary/middle school in Clemson:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Gentry Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Centers: Clemson Shopping Center (1), University Square Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clemson include: University Lutheran Church (A), Saint Andrews Catholic Church (B), Mount Tabor Baptist Church (C), Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (D), Fort Hill Presbyterian Church (E), First Baptist Church of Clemson (F), Clemson United Methodist Church (G), Abel Baptist Church (H), Old Stone Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Stone Cemetery (1), Mount Tabor Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Twelvemile Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Clemson Suites (Highway 123 North), Clemson Motel (835 Old Greenville Highway), Comfort Inn Clemson (1305 Tiger Boulevard), Comfort Inn (1305 Tiger Boulevard), Lake Hartwell Inn Clemson SC (894 Tiger Boulevard), Days Inn of Clemson (1387 Tiger Boulevard), Hampton Inn Clemson (851 Tiger Boulevard), James F Martin Inn (120 Madrin Center Drive), Ramada Inn (Highway 123 & US 76).

Birthplace of: Mark Edward Bradley - General, Charles McGee (painter) - Artist.

Pickens County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Clemson and their reported violations in the past:

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (3910006) (Population served: 6,783, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-03-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-21-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2008)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Clemson that have no violations reported:

  • CLEMSON TOWN OF (3910004) (Address: ATTN: BENJIE MCGILL , Population served: 14,433, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

42.0%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.3%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Clemson in 2010:

  • 45 people in college/university student housing
  • 37 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
157 people in nursing homes in 2000
122 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Memorial Stadium. Capacity: 77,381. Clemson Tigers.
  • Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson University.

Banks with branches in Clemson (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: College Avenue, Clemson Main, Clemson University Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Clemson Main Branch at 389 College Avenue, branch established on 1916/01/01; Tiger Boulevard Branch at 1070 Tiger Boulevard, branch established on 1933/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Hwy 123(Lakeview Plaza) Branch 774 at 1051 Tiger Blvd, branch established on 1921/01/01; Clemson Bi-Lo Branch at 501 Old Greenville Highway, branch established on 2002/07/30. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Clemson Branch at 304 Old Greenville Highway, branch established on 1982/11/01. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Clemson Branch at 521 College Avenue, branch established on 1977/09/23. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Park Sterling Bank: Clemson Bank @ Trust Branch at 528 Old Greenville Highway, branch established on 1995/06/22. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $1,051.7 mil, Deposits: $846.3 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Park Sterling Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Clemson University Branch at 106 Hendrix Student Ctr, branch established on 2002/05/06. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

For population 15 years and over in Clemson:

Marital status in Clemson, SC
  • Never married: 59.8%
  • Now married: 29.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

For population 25 years and over in Clemson:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Clemson
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Clemson, SC (based on Pickens County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant46,242147
Mainline Protestant9,64032
Catholic2,8683
Other9637
Black Protestant4755
None59,036-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Here:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Pickens County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Pickens County:

4.24 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 85
Pickens County:

7.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pickens County:

9.3%
State:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Pickens County:

27.3%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pickens County:

12.8%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.7%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

59.8%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.1
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.4%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.4%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

27.8%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Clemson:

65.6%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Clemson:

83.6%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Clemson, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 29$104,740$43,3410$0
Other Government Administration 20$99,021$59,4133$4,021
Transit 19$60,875$38,44738$56,591
Other and Unallocable 16$49,193$36,8952$771
Solid Waste Management 16$49,945$37,4590$0
Parks and Recreation 12$44,377$44,37746$21,363
Streets and Highways 10$36,029$43,2350$0
Sewerage 10$40,406$48,4870$0
Police - Other 9$27,955$37,2730$0
Water Supply 7$24,740$42,4110$0
Judicial and Legal 4$15,006$45,0180$0
Financial Administration 3$16,297$65,1881$558
Totals for Government 155$568,584$44,01990$83,304

Clemson government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,076,000 ($124.69)
    Sewerage: $642,000 ($38.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $311,000 ($18.68)
    Regular Highways: $112,000 ($6.73)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $4,157,000 ($249.68)
    Police Protection: $2,960,000 ($177.79)
    Transit Utilities: $2,851,000 ($171.24)
    Water Utilities: $2,590,000 ($155.56)
    Central Staff Services: $1,703,000 ($102.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,456,000 ($87.45)
    General - Other: $1,123,000 ($67.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $975,000 ($58.56)
    Regular Highways: $636,000 ($38.20)
    General Public Buildings: $381,000 ($22.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $352,000 ($21.14)
    Financial Administration: $235,000 ($14.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $28,000 ($1.68)
    Parking Facilities: $26,000 ($1.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $146,000 ($8.77)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $775,000 ($46.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $681,000 ($40.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $208,000 ($12.49)
    Sewerage: $188,000 ($11.29)
    Regular Highways: $149,000 ($8.95)
    Parking Facilities: $117,000 ($7.03)
    Police Protection: $88,000 ($5.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $56,000 ($3.36)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($1.20)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($0.54)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,425,000 ($445.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $81,000 ($4.87)

Clemson government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,855,000 ($231.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $882,000 ($52.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $138,000 ($8.29)
    Parking Facilities: $116,000 ($6.97)
    Other: $93,000 ($5.59)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $1,889,000 ($113.46)
    Gas Utilities: $70,000 ($4.20)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($1.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $428,000 ($25.71)
    General Revenue - Other: $420,000 ($25.23)
    Interest Earnings: $215,000 ($12.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,127,000 ($187.82)
    Transit Utilities: $29,000 ($1.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $1,853,000 ($111.30)
    General Local Government Support: $603,000 ($36.22)
  • Tax - Property: $5,117,000 ($307.35)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,520,000 ($211.42)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,947,000 ($116.94)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,537,000 ($92.32)
    Other: $35,000 ($2.10)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $25,000 ($1.50)

Clemson government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,165,000 ($490.42)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,613,000 ($457.26)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,155,000 ($129.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,602,000 ($96.22)

Clemson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,559,000 ($1114.72)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $252,000 ($15.14)

7.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,334 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.63%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Greenville County, SC  2.19% ($48,958 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  1.26% ($48,932)
from Oconee County, SC  0.63% ($57,460)


7.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.36%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($134 average AGI)
Pickens County:

0.06%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Greenville County, SC  1.89% ($43,429 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  1.43% ($45,702)
to Oconee County, SC  0.65% ($49,603)
Businesses in Clemson, SC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A2Rite Aid1
Comfort Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sleep Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway3
FedEx5Taco Bell1
GameStop1UPS9
H&R Block1Waffle House1
Hilton1Walgreens1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Clemson:

  • WAHT (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLEMSON, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WTBI (1540 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PICKENS, SC; Owner: TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WANS (1280 AM; 5 kW; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: FM 103 INC.)
  • WELP (1360 AM; 5 kW; EASLEY, SC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGVL (1440 AM; 5 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clemson:

  • WSBF-FM (88.1 FM; CLEMSON, SC; Owner: CLEMSON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCCP-FM (104.9 FM; CLEMSON, SC; Owner: GOLDEN CORNERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZT-FM (96.7 FM; MAULDIN, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Clemson:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W50CL (Channel 50; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Clemson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 515ft / 157mTotal length
  • $3,237,000Total costs
  • 235,185Total average daily traffic
  • 10,984Total average daily truck traffic
  • 224,151Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Clemson, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 82000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Clemson, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Clemson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Clemson, SC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Clemson)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Clemson)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$148,59548$159,049133$186,5821$49,1900$021$117,598
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$105,9153$96,58012$216,5983$64,4471$6,264,9304$62,318
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$171,2374$125,67834$196,9691$94,7800$06$138,725
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$05$108,70032$187,3331$117,3600$04$117,518
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$122,7302$210,5255$180,3840$00$02$125,490

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.01 , 0112.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED14$203,6732$273,890
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$129,4531$98,350
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$268,6351$98,350
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.01 , 0112.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Clemson, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Clemson, SC - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 65. The highest number of reported fires - 83 took place in 2008, and the least - 51 in 2017. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Clemson, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.0%), and Outside Fires (42.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Clemson, SC
    • 47943.0%Structure Fires
    • 46842.0%Outside Fires
    • 15313.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 131.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Clemson, SC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Clemson, South Carolina:

  • Sleep Inn, 1303 Tiger Blvd, Clemson, South Carolina 29631 , Phone: (864) 653-6000, Fax: (864) 653-3790
  • Hampton Inn, 851 Tiger Blvd, Clemson, South Carolina 29631 , Phone: (864) 653-7744, Fax: (864) 653-8437
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1381 Tiger Blvd, Clemson, South Carolina 29631 , Phone: (864) 654-9410, Fax: (864) 654-9411
  • Courtyard Clemson, 201 Canoy Ln, Clemson, South Carolina 29631 , Phone: (864) 645-8833, Fax: (864) 645-8834
  • Best Western PLUS, 1310 Tiger Blvd, Clemson, South Carolina 29631 , Phone: (864) 986-6200
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Clemson, South Carolina
Most common first names in Clemson, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6883.1 years
John6775.6 years
James6675.4 years
William5477.2 years
Robert5275.0 years
Margaret3683.1 years
Elizabeth3480.6 years
Ruth2680.8 years
Charles2480.3 years
Thomas2380.0 years
Most common last names in Clemson, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams3875.2 years
Martin2576.4 years
Brown2280.2 years
Jones2182.0 years
Smith1880.4 years
Cannon1668.9 years
Walker1678.8 years
Davis1581.9 years
Miller1480.3 years
Anderson1384.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Clemson, SC
  • 53.5%Electricity
  • 44.1%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Clemson, SC
  • 87.0%Electricity
  • 10.6%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood


Clemson compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Clemson on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 500+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #35 (29670) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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