Clemson, South Carolina Population 2021

18,353
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Clemson is a city located in Pickens County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 18,353, it is the 27th largest city in South Carolina and the 1988th largest city in the United States . Clemson is currently growing at a rate of 2.38% annually and its population has increased by 31.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,905 in 2010. Clemson reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 8 miles, Clemson has a population density of 2,431 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clemson is $71,799 with a poverty rate of 38.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $928 per month, and the median house value is $236,500. The median age in Clemson is 24.4 years, 24.2 years for males, and 24.7 years for females.

Clemson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clemsonwas:

  • White: 81.10%
  • Asian: 7.84%
  • Black or African American: 7.68%
  • Two or more races: 2.32%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Other race: 0.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Clemson, South Carolina is 18,353 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,501.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,905.

Clemson, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,35181.10%
Asian1,2907.84%
Black or African American1,2657.68%
Two or More Races3822.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native880.53%
Some Other Race870.53%
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Clemson Population by Race

Clemson Population Pyramid $2021

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Clemson Median Age

24.4


Total

24.2


Male

24.7


Female

Clemson Adults

There are 14,657 adults, (1,783 of whom are seniors) in Clemson.

Clemson Age Dependency

27.9

Age Dependency Ratio

13.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14

Child Dependency Ratio

Clemson Sex Ratio

Female

7,609

46.22%

Male

8,854

53.78%

Clemson Population by Age

Clemson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clemson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family20.4%79.6%
All41.6%58.4%
Female51.9%48.1%
Male59.9%40.1%
Married82.2%17.8%

41.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clemson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7512.4341.6
Non Family4,1802.1420.4
Married1,9822.9482.2
Female3622.6951.9
Male2272.6559.9

2.83

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Clemson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1582.03%
9th to 12th Grade2543.26%
High School Graduate1,04013.35%
Some College1,24315.95%
Associates Degree4445.70%
Bachelors Degree1,80523.16%
Graduate Degree2,84936.56%
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Clemson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clemson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,9485,7793,862
Black80665590
Asian607592525
Hispanic335290124
2+ Races11411453
Other Race737349
Native American32

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 86.49%.

Clemson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,379$43,238$31,232
Less Than 9th Grade$22,910$23,828$
High School Graduate$24,271$26,934$16,250
Some College$30,009$31,702$24,337
Bachelors Degree$37,015$44,591$29,176
Graduate Degree$65,167$81,851$52,083

$37,379

Average Earnings

$43,238

Average Male

$31,232

Average Female

Clemson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clemson Language by Age

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Clemson Language

89.75% of Clemson residents speak only English, while 10.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.33% of the population.

Clemson Language

Clemson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,9234,83037.38%
Asian1,29075758.68%
Black1,25633926.99%
Multiple38226368.85%
Hispanic50315230.22%
Native885663.64%

38.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

39.63%

Male Poverty Rate

37.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clemson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clemson is Multiple, with 68.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clemson is Black, with 26.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 67.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.27%.

Clemson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.16%
Some College17.47%
High School12.70%
Bachelors or Greater7.70%

Clemson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed45.40%
Female Employed34.36%
Female Unemployed28.03%
Male Employed27.00%

Clemson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clemson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,568$71,799
Families$105,266$123,945
Married Families$123,259-
Non Families$26,429$38,950
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Income by Household Type

Clemson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.5%

Male Marriage Rate

28.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Clemson Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Clemson Marital Status

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619

Number of Veterans

591

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam269
Second Gulf War77
Korea65
World War II48
First Gulf War41

Clemson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+181
65 to 74180
55 to 64144
18 to 3477
35 to 5437

Clemson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5184.32%
Black928.24%
2+ Races93.30%

Clemson Veterans by Race

Clemson Veterans by Education

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5.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clemson Veterans by Education

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57.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Clemson Employment by Age

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Clemson Employment by Race

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Clemson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.09%

Born in Clemson

90.20%

Native Born

9.80%

Foreign Born

7.39%

Non Citizen

2.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.20% of Clemson residents were born in the United States, with 41.09% having been born in South Carolina. 7.39% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,3534262.38%
202017,9274262.43%
201917,5014262.49%
201817,0754462.68%
201716,6297794.91%
201615,8506023.95%
201515,2483172.12%
201414,9318285.87%
201314,103620.44%
201214,041550.39%
201113,986410.29%
201013,9452,0061.57%
200011,9398430.73%
199011,0962,9783.17%
19808,1182,5403.82%
19705,5783,97813.30%
19601,6001,2007.18%
19404000.00%

Clemson Population by Year