Clemson, SC

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Population

15,375

2.45% growth

Poverty Rate

38.8%


Median Age

23.9


Median Household Income

$39,746

6.09% growth

Number of Employees

7,249

6.17% growth

Median Property Value

$207,500

5.06% growth

About

In 2017, Clemson, SC had a population of 15.4k people with a median age of 23.9 and a median household income of $39,746. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clemson, SC grew from 15,008 to 15,375, a 2.45% increase and its median household income grew from $37,466 to $39,746, a 6.09% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clemson, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.23%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.23%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.93%), and White (Hispanic) (2.61%). N/A% of the people in Clemson, SC speak a non-English language, and 91% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Clemson, SC is $207,500, and the homeownership rate is 41.7%. Most people in Clemson, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Clemson, SC is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Bell Tower at Furman University in Greenville, SC

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for South Carolina. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for South Carolina.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in South Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of South Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Clemson, SC employs 7.25k people. The largest industries in Clemson, SC are Educational Services (2,482 people), Retail Trade (976 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (847 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($117,578), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,868), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,750).

Median household income in Clemson, SC is $39,746. Males in Clemson, SC have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,985. The income inequality in Clemson, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,746

2017 value

± $3,706

6.09%

1 Year Growth

± 16%

Households in Clemson, SC have a median annual income of $39,746, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,466 in 2016, which represents a 6.09% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,080

Average Male Salary

± $1,419

$40,985

Average Female Salary

± $1,018

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Carolina made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,597 ± $53,271

  2. Asian

    $47,877 ± $7,789

  3. White

    $47,332 ± $1,044

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clemson, SC is from South Carolina.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.456

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.695% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 112.03

  2. Census Tract 107

  3. Census Tract 112.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clemson, SC was Census Tract 112.03 with a value of $61,154, followed by Census Tract 107 and Census Tract 112.04, with respective values of $41,169 and $24,557.

The following map shows all of the places in Clemson, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

38.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clemson, SC (5.93k out of 15.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,766 ± 603

  2. Asian

    566 ± 164

  3. Black

    410 ± 225

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clemson, SC is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.25k

2017 Value

± 693

6.17%

1 Year growth

± 12.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clemson, SC grew at a rate of 6.17%, from 6.83k employees to 7.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clemson, SC, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,548 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (909 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (830 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clemson, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clemson, SC, by number of employees, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,548 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (909 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (830 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clemson, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (4.94 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.8 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clemson, SC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($96,786), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($81,458), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($81,458).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.25k

2017 Value

± 693

6.17%

1 Year growth

± 12.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clemson, SC grew at a rate of 6.17%, from 6.83k employees to 7.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clemson, SC, are Educational Services (2,482 people), Retail Trade (976 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (847 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clemson, SC, though some of these residents may live in Clemson, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Clemson, SC, by number of employees, are Educational Services (2,482 people), Retail Trade (976 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (847 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clemson, SC has an unusually high number of Educational Services (3.69 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.3 times), and Utilities (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clemson, SC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($117,578), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,868), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $17.8B

  2. $17.1B

  3. $12.6B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $17.8B, followed by Machinery ($17.1B) and Electronics ($12.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$178B

2020 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

37% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Carolina trade was $178B. This is expected to increase 37% to $244B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24.2B

  2. $14.4B

  3. $6.22B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $24.2B, followed by Georgia with $14.4B and Tennessee and $6.22B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.7% of the population of Clemson, SC has health coverage, with 64.3% on employee plans, 6.15% on Medicaid, 7.65% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Clemson, SC was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Clemson, SC see 1560 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.86% increase from the previous year (1433 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1950 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1050 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.1%). Additionally, Lee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,560 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pickens County, SC see an average of 1,560 patients per year. This represents a 8.86% increase from the previous year (1,433 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pickens County, SC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,235

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,491

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,298

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.29%

Uninsured

64.3%

Employer Coverage

6.15%

Medicaid

7.65%

Medicare

15%

Non-Group

1.58%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clemson, SC grew by 25.6% from 4.22% to 5.29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clemson, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 20.1% prevalence

  2. 19.6% prevalence

  3. 18.7% prevalence

Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 20.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Clemson, SC is home to a population of 15.4k people, from which 91% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.6% of Clemson, SC residents were born outside of the country (1.78k people).

In 2017, there were 11.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Clemson, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.11k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 958 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

23

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

31

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clemson, SC was 23.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in Clemson, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clemson, SC residents was 23.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.78k people

11.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.74k people

As of 2017, 11.6% of Clemson, SC residents (1.78k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clemson, SC was 11.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    68,828 ± 6,396 people

  2. India

    11,778 ± 2,661 people

  3. Philippines

    9,880 ± 2,438 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 68,828 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 11,778 and Philippines with 9,880.

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Citizenship

91%

2017 Citizenship

90.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91% of Clemson, SC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clemson, SC was 90.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clemson, SC

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    12.3k ± 530

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    1.11k ± 267

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    958 ± 378

In 2017, there were 11.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Clemson, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.11k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 958 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Clemson, SC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    272 ± 95

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    81 ± 79

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    69 ± 66

Clemson, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clemson, SC was $207,500 in 2017, which is 0.903 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $197,500 to $207,500, a 5.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Clemson, SC is 41.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clemson, SC have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clemson, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$207,500

2017 Median

± $18,980

$197,500

2016 Median

± $13,641

In 2017, the median property value in Clemson, SC grew to to $207,500 from the previous year's value of $197,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clemson, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clemson, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$39,746

Median Household Income

± $3,706

6.04k

Number of Households

± 576

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.04k households in Clemson, SC grew to $39,746 from the previous year's value of $37,466.

The following chart displays the households in Clemson, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clemson, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clemson, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

41.7%

2017 Homeownership

42.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 41.7% of the housing units in Clemson, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 42.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clemson, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clemson, SC have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in Clemson, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.73%

  3. Public Transit

    6.07%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clemson, SC was Drove Alone (71.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.73%) and those who Public Transit (6.07%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Clemson, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clemson, SC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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