Clemson, South Carolina is a small city with just over 15,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) can expect to fit right in, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community, while middle-aged professionals are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 32, the city's residents skew notably younger than most cities in South Carolina, ranking as the eighth-youngest municipality in the state. The majority of residents rent in Clemson, and 40% of residents are homeowners despite an average rent of $980 a month, substantially higher than the state average of $907.
There are three primary industries in Clemson: education, retail, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 30% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 6% of residents work in management, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Clemson workers earn an average annual income of just over $55K, less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Clemson has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 14% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 11% have a Bachelor's degree.
Clemson has an average commute time of about 20 minutes, outperforming the South Carolina average of about 24 minutes. Many residents (38%) drive to work, while public transit is not extensively used. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number does exceed the national average.