Living in Aiken, SC

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Aiken SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
7
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
8

Aiken, SC Cost Of Living

96
Aiken's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average

Aiken, South Carolina Info Snack

Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. The town is the county seat of Aiken County, South Carolina, United States, which was formed in 1871 from parts of Orangeburg, Lexington, Edgefield, and Barnwell counties. With Augusta, Georgia, it is one of the two largest cities of the Central Savannah River Area. It is part of the Augusta-Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area. Aiken is home to the University of South Carolina Aiken. The population was 30,296 at the 2013 census. Aiken was recognized with the All-America City Award in 1997 by the National Civic League.
Population
30,464
Unemployment
5.3%
Poverty
13.9%
Median Home
$180,300
Median Income
$54,050
Median Rent
$875

Aiken, SC Photos

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Rankings for Aiken in South Carolina

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Map Of Aiken, SC

Population over time in Aiken

Year Population % Change
2017 30,464 0.6%
2016 30,277 -0.4%
2015 30,403 0.7%
2014 30,183 0.7%
2013 29,980 0.5%
2012 29,825 1.1%
2011 29,494 1.3%
2010 29,107 1.0%
2009 28,807 -

Race / Ethnicity in Aiken

White
66.1% (20,138)
African American
27.5% (8,383)
American Indian
0.1% (44)
Asian
2.2% (682)
Hawaiian
0.2% (68)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.8% (537)
Hispanic
2.0% (612)
Race Aiken SC USA
White 66.1% 63.7% 61.1%
African American 27.5% 26.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 2.2% 1.5% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.8% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.0% 5.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Aiken, South Carolina

Less than $10,000
7.1% (216,068)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.7% (141,816)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.2% (310,843)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.1% (277,406)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.8% (451,737)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.7% (537,749)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.3% (342,895)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.6% (444,588)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.6% (170,871)
$200,000 or more
5.0% (152,423)
Income Aiken SC USA
Less than $10,000 7.1% 7.7% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.7% 5.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.2% 10.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.1% 11.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.8% 14.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.7% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.3% 12.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.6% 12.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.6% 4.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.0% 4.0% 7.0%

Gender in Aiken

Female
53.5% (16,302)
Male
46.5% (14,162)
Gender Aiken SC USA
Female 53.5% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 46.5% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Aiken for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (913)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (1,827)
High School / GED
23.0% (7,006)
Some College
18.0% (5,483)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (1,827)
Bachelor's Degree
25.0% (7,616)
Master's Degree
14.0% (4,264)
Professional Degree
3.0% (913)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (609)
Education Aiken SC USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 23.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 25.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 14.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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