Clemson, South Carolina

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Clemson is a city located in Pickens County in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The population was 11,939 at the 2000 census and center of an urban cluster with a total population of 42,199. It is best known as the home of Clemson University. The town of Calhoun, South Carolina that bordered the campus was renamed Clemson in 1943.

The Pickens County portion of Clemson is part of the GreenvilleMauldinEasley Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Anderson County portion is part of the Anderson Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Clemson is located at 34°41′6″N 82°48′53″W / 34.685°N 82.81472°W / 34.685; -82.81472 (34.684930, -82.814777)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20.2 km²), of which, 7.4 square miles (19.1 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (5.39%) is water.

The city is located in the Piedmont Section of the state of South Carolina, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and on the shores of Lake Hartwell.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,939 people, 5,061 households, and 2,196 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,620.6 people per square mile (625.5/km²). There were 5,679 housing units at an average density of 770.8/sq mi (297.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.98% White, 11.38% Black, 0.11% American Indian, 5.73% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic of any race were 1.82% of the population.

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