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Clemson is a city located in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 11,939. Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Senators Lindsey Graham (R) Jim DeMint (R) Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,012... Jump to: navigation, search A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ...

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Geography

Location of Clemson, South Carolina

Clemson is located at 34°41'6" North, 82°48'53" West (34.684930, -82.814777)1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias SC county maps by Seth Ilys. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.2 km² (7.8 mi²). 19.1 km² (7.4 mi²) of it is land and 1.1 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.39% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 11,939 people, 5,061 households, and 2,196 families residing in the city. The population density is 625.5/km² (1,620.6/mi²). There are 5,679 housing units at an average density of 297.5/km² (770.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 80.98% White, 11.38% African American, 0.11% Native American, 5.73% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. 1.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Jump to: navigation, search A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 5,061 households out of which 17.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.2% are married couples living together, 5.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 56.6% are non-families. 28.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.84. Jump to: navigation, search Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 14.5% under the age of 18, 36.8% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 25 years. For every 100 females there are 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 107.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $26,892, and the median income for a family is $61,176. Males have a median income of $39,318 versus $28,663 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,272. 33.1% of the population and 8.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.1% of those under the age of 18 and 8.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The population does not reflect the additional on-campus population of Clemson University, which adds approximately 7,000 additional residents for eight months of the year.


Transportation

Amtrak's Crescent train connects Clemson with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans. The Amtrak station is situated at Calhoun Memorial Highway and College Avenue. Jump to: navigation, search Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... Jump to: navigation, search Independence Hall Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Philly or the City of Brotherly Love) is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, both in area and population. ... Baltimore skyline at night Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Nickname: Charm City Mob Town Location in Maryland Founded Incorporated 30 July 1729 1797  County Independent city Mayor Martin J. OMalley (Dem) Area... Jump to: navigation, search Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ... Jump to: navigation, search For other places or people named Charlotte, see Charlotte (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search Atlanta is the capital and largest city of Georgia, a state of the United States of America. ... Birmingham is the largest city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County. ... Jump to: navigation, search For information on the events of Hurricane Katrina, see effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. ...


Clemson is also serviced by Clemson Area Transit (CAT), a fare-free bus line. CAT is a joint venture between the City of Clemson and Clemson University, covering both the campus as well as surronding areas. Clemson Area Transit is the largest fare-free bus system in the United States in terms of ridership. ... Jump to: navigation, search A bus is a large wheeled vehicle intended to carry numerous persons in addition to the driver. ...


Attractions

Clemson is home to Clemson University, the South Carolina Botanical Garden, and is along the shores of Lake Hartwell. Jump to: navigation, search Clemson University, located in Clemson, South Carolina, was founded in 1889, a legacy of Thomas Green Clemson, who willed his Fort Hill plantation home, its surrounding farmlands and forest, and other property to the State of South Carolina to establish a technical and scientific institution for...


External links

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    • Topographic map from TopoZone
    • Aerial image or topographic map from TerraServer-USA
    • Satellite image from Google Local or Microsoft Virtual Earth
  • http://www.cityofclemson.org/ Official Site

 
 

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