Clemson, South Carolina Population 2020

18,710

Clemson is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 18,710, it is the 27th largest city in South Carolina and the 1944th largest city in the United States. Clemson is currently growing at a rate of 4.49% annually and its population has increased by 34.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,905 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Clemson has a population density of 2,479 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clemson is $69,526 with a poverty rate of 39.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $923 per month, and the median house value is $228,100. The median age in Clemson is 24.1 years, 23.8 years for males, and 24.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 113.8 males.

Clemson Demographics

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

  • White: 82.20%
  • Asian: 7.83%
  • Black or African American: 6.31%
  • Two or more races: 2.79%
  • Native American: 0.77%
  • Other race: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Clemson, South Carolina is 18,710, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,102.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,905.

Clemson, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,12482.20%
Asian1,2507.83%
Black or African American1,0086.31%
Two or More Races4452.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native1230.77%
Some Other Race160.10%

Clemson Population Pyramid 2020

Clemson Median Age

24.1


Total

23.8


Male

24.7


Female

Clemson Adults

There are 13,789 adults, (1,563 of whom are seniors) in Clemson.

Clemson Age Dependency

30.6

Age Dependency Ratio

12.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Clemson Sex Ratio

Female

7,468

46.77%

Male

8,498

53.23%

Clemson Households and Families

Clemson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clemson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.6%18.4%
Female47%53%
Male45.5%54.5%
All41.2%58.8%
Non Family19.3%80.7%

41.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2462.5441.2
Non Family3,7232.2519.3
Married1,9463.0381.6
Female3642.7947
Male2132.6245.5

2.93

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clemson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1632.22%
9th to 12th Grade2132.90%
High School Graduate87711.92%
Some College1,26117.14%
Associates Degree4315.86%
Bachelors Degree1,60121.76%
Graduate Degree2,81038.20%

Clemson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,6325,4823,615
Black669534111
Asian581565496
Hispanic301259129
Multiple Races16816850
Native American33
Other Race101010

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 other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,144$44,755$30,756
Less Than High School$22,621$23,629$
High School Grad$19,036$25,365$15,655
Some College$27,313$36,750$23,854
Bachelors Degree$33,306$48,125$29,295
Graduate Degree$60,163$80,609$47,206

$36,144

Average Earnings

$44,755

Average Male

$30,756

Average Female

Clemson Language

Clemson Language by Age

Clemson Language

89.92% of Clemson residents speak only English, while 10.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.04% of the population.

Clemson Poverty

Clemson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,6844,86038.32%
Asian1,25068054.40%
Black1,00042442.40%
Multiple44525857.98%
Hispanic40810425.49%
Native1234133.33%

39.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

41.45%

Male Poverty Rate

38.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clemson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clemson is Multiple, with 57.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clemson is Hispanic, with 25.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 71.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.80%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.27%
High School19.19%
Some College19.06%
Bachelors or Greater8.44%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed59.39%
Female Unemployed39.33%
Female Employed35.90%
Male Employed26.97%

Clemson Income

Clemson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,021$69,526
Families$101,156$118,023
Married Families$122,151-
Non Families$23,037$36,142

Clemson Marital Status

Clemson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

28.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.0%

Male Marriage Rate

30.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Clemson Married by Age and Sex

Clemson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Clemson Marital Status by Race

Clemson Veterans

660

Number of Veterans

614

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam272
Second Gulf War96
First Gulf War79
Korea44
World War II42
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74192
75+149
55 to 64146
18 to 3496
35 to 5477
Name Veterans % of Total
White5724.97%
Black8811.07%

$Clemson Veterans by Education

5.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clemson Employment Status

57.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Clemson Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

40.00%

Born in South Carolina

90.42%

Native Born

9.58%

Foreign Born

7.88%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.42% of Clemson residents were born in the United States, with 40.00% having been born in South Carolina. 7.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018,7108044.49%
201917,9068044.70%
201817,1024582.75%
201716,6448045.08%
201615,8406033.96%
201515,2373072.06%
201414,9308315.89%
201314,099580.41%
201214,041470.34%
201113,994490.35%
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%