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Welcome to Clemson ...

The city of Clemson is primarily located in Pickens County<1>. A portion of Clemson extends into Anderson County.

The pronunciation of Clemson: 'CLEM-sun' or 'CLEM-zun'<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clemson has a population of 17,510 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Clemson.

Clemson is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Clemson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Clemson is located in the (864) area code.

Websites for Clemson ...

Official Website:   www.cityofclemson.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.clemsonchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clemson had an population of 17,510 people. This is an increase of 25.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 46.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clemson had a population of 13,905 people (which is 11.66% of the total population of Pickens County). This makes Clemson the county's most populous community.

The population of Clemson represents 0.3% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,905 people, the population of Clemson increased 16.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,939 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Clemson.

Communities Also Named Clemson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two South Carolina communities named Clemson: This one is located in Pickens County and the other is located in Oconee County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clemson.

Communities near Clemson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Clemson.

  • Anderson [Anderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson
    • Anderson [Anderson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Clemson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,701 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anderson<6>
  • Easley [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easley
    • Easley [Pickens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Clemson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,626 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easley<6>
  • Seneca [Oconee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca
    • Seneca [Oconee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Clemson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,564 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca<6>
  • Walhalla [Oconee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walhalla
    • Walhalla [Oconee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Clemson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,460 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walhalla
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walhalla<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pickens [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Pickens County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Clemson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<6>
    • Liberty [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Pickens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Clemson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,150 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<6>
    • Westminster [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westminster
      • Westminster [Oconee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Clemson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,598 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<6>
    • Norris [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
      • Norris [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Clemson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norris<6>
    • Six Mile [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Mile
      • Six Mile [Pickens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Clemson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Mile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Six Mile<6>
    • Cooleys Ferry [Hart County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooleys Ferry
      • Cooleys Ferry [Hart County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Clemson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooleys Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooleys Ferry

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clemson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clemson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clemson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clemson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clemson. See our Newspapers Page for Clemson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clemson ...

Looking for more information about Clemson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Clemson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Clemson.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Clemson: www.cityofclemson.org/

The official website for Pickens County: www.co.pickens.sc.us/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Pickens, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Clemson. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clemson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clemson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clemson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clemson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ClemsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clemson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6821, Longitude: -82.8372    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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