Clemson, South Carolina Population 2024

17,942

Clemson is a city located in Anderson County and Pickens County South Carolina. Clemson has a 2024 population of 17,942. Clemson is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually and its population has increased by 1.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,744 in 2020.

The average household income in Clemson is $81,151 with a poverty rate of 36.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Clemson is 24.6 years, 23.2 years for males, and 26.8 years for females.

Clemson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clemson was:

  • White: 80.54%
  • Black or African American: 8.57%
  • Asian: 6.43%
  • Two or more races: 3.28%
  • Other race: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
7.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,268.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.12% (198)
The current population of Clemson, South Carolina is 17,942 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,744.

Clemson, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,14180.54%
Black or African American1,5058.57%
Asian1,1296.43%
Two or more races5763.28%
Other race1510.86%
Native American550.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Clemson Population by Race

Clemson Population Pyramid 2024

Clemson Median Age

24.6

Total

23.2

Male

26.8

Female

Clemson Adults

There are 15,918 adults, (2,396 of whom are seniors) in Clemson.

Clemson Age Dependency

29.8

Age Dependency Ratio

17.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

12.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Clemson Sex Ratio

Female7,17640.87%
Male10,38159.13%

Clemson Population by Age

Clemson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,3982.3535.764.3
Non Family4,9112.0813.586.5
Married2,2222.9781.518.5
Male1782.2357.342.7
Female872.3872.427.6

2.87

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

35.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Clemson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2202.6%
9th to 12th Grade2092.47%
High School Graduate96711.41%
Some College97811.54%
Associates Degree7418.75%
Bachelors Degree2,20125.98%
Graduate Degree3,15737.26%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Clemson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clemson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,6046,4804,530
Black89067280
Asian569563509
Hispanic237162144
2+ Races19815786
Other Race142142131
Native American52124

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 92.25%.

Clemson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,365$46,553$42,228
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$28,594$29,074$26,573
Some College$31,661$33,830$30,690
Bachelors Degree$45,311$46,378$42,125
Graduate Degree$56,266$69,010$53,647

$45,365

Average Earnings

$46,553

Average Male

$42,228

Average Female

Clemson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clemson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Clemson Language

91.14% of Clemson residents speak only English, while 8.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.36% of the population.

Clemson Language

Clemson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,7924,66833.85%
Black1,47169547.25%
Asian1,12952646.59%
Multiple57625944.97%
Hispanic52822542.61%
Native5523.64%

36.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

39.62%

Male Poverty Rate

30.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clemson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clemson is Black, with 47.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clemson is Native, with 3.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 61.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.66%.

Clemson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.24%
High School11.3%
Some College10.79%
Bachelors or Greater6.4%

Clemson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed46.96%
Female Unemployed37.88%
Male Employed27.22%
Female Employed26.73%

Clemson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clemson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$50,263$81,151
Families$121,995$147,754
Married Families$130,417$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,060$47,231

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clemson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.6%

Male Marriage Rate

32.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Clemson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Clemson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Clemson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clemson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

479

Number of Veterans

479

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam201
Second Gulf War104
First Gulf War102
Korea75
World War II17

Clemson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+203
65 to 74106
18 to 3486
35 to 5472
55 to 6412

Clemson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4503.5%
Black171.14%
2+ Races82.17%
Native American47.69%

Clemson Veterans by Race

Clemson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clemson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Clemson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Clemson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Clemson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

42.09%

Born in Clemson

92.25%

Native Born

7.75%

Foreign Born

5.89%

Non Citizen

1.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.25% of Clemson residents were born in the United States, with 42.09% having been born in South Carolina. 5.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Clemson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,189490.27%
202818,140500.28%
202718,090490.27%
202618,041500.28%
202517,991490.27%
202417,942500.28%
202317,892490.27%
202217,843-50-0.28%
202117,8931490.84%
202017,7442341.34%
201917,5104472.62%
201817,0634212.53%
201716,6427694.84%
201615,8736073.98%
201515,2663192.13%
201414,9478335.9%
201314,114660.47%
201214,048590.42%
201113,989430.31%
201013,9462,00716.81%
200011,9398437.6%
199011,0962,97836.68%
19808,1182,54045.54%
19705,5783,978248.63%
19601,6001,200300%
194040000%
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Clemson Population by Year