Clemson is a college town located in Pickens County in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The population was 11,939 at the 2000 census[dated info] and center of an urban cluster with a total population of 42,199. It is best known as the home of Clemson University.
The Pickens County portion of Clemson is part of the Greenville–Mauldin–Easley 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).