Aiken, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 30,721 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +21.2%
 
Males: 14,407  (46.9%)
Females: 16,314  (53.1%)
Median resident age:

47.4 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29801, 29803, 29851.

Aiken Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,833 (it was $44,172 in 2000)
Aiken:

$56,833
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,841 (it was $23,172 in 2000)

Aiken city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $186,416 (it was $108,400 in 2000)
Aiken:

$186,416
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $274,377; detached houses: $281,685; townhouses or other attached units: $143,819; in 2-unit structures: $670,041; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $147,233; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,515; mobile homes: $69,458

Median gross rent in 2017: $862.

March 2019 cost of living index in Aiken: 90.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.9%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Black residents, 12.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.3% for other race residents, 26.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Aiken, SC (2017)
    • 20,81467.0%White alone
    • 8,26526.6%Black alone
    • 7242.3%Hispanic
    • 6452.1%Asian alone
    • 4981.6%Two or more races
    • 1490.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 130.04%American Indian alone

Races in Aiken detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Aiken, South Carolina as of November 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Aiken is 3,466 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Aiken by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(3.6)
1
(3.6)
2
(6.8)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.4)
4
(13.4)
2
(6.7)
7
(23.4)
1
(3.3)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.2)
4
(12.8)
2
(6.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(21.7)
8
(28.7)
13
(44.4)
9
(30.4)
8
(26.8)
6
(20.1)
12
(40.2)
7
(23.4)
8
(26.7)
14
(46.0)
27
(88.8)
23
(74.7)
28
(89.9)
19
(61.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
23
(83.1)
31
(111.0)
26
(88.9)
49
(165.4)
45
(150.9)
38
(127.2)
36
(120.5)
40
(133.7)
32
(106.8)
25
(82.1)
49
(161.1)
43
(139.6)
23
(73.8)
34
(110.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
75
(271.1)
108
(386.9)
118
(403.3)
98
(330.7)
74
(248.1)
64
(214.2)
66
(221.0)
58
(193.9)
55
(183.5)
70
(229.8)
106
(348.5)
174
(564.9)
110
(353.0)
65
(210.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
192
(693.9)
205
(734.3)
227
(775.9)
219
(739.1)
212
(710.7)
167
(559.0)
171
(572.5)
246
(822.5)
215
(717.5)
243
(797.8)
199
(654.3)
287
(931.8)
N/A184
(595.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,102
(3,983)
958
(3,432)
987
(3,374)
1,085
(3,662)
953
(3,195)
979
(3,277)
1,067
(3,572)
1,290
(4,313)
1,206
(4,025)
1,217
(3,996)
1,298
(4,268)
1,401
(4,549)
N/AN/A
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
62
(224.1)
76
(272.2)
70
(239.3)
73
(246.4)
51
(171.0)
45
(150.6)
49
(164.1)
78
(260.8)
58
(193.6)
57
(187.1)
93
(305.8)
97
(314.9)
84
(269.6)
64
(207.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(18.1)
2
(7.2)
1
(3.4)
3
(10.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(13.4)
1
(3.3)
4
(13.3)
3
(9.8)
5
(16.4)
6
(19.5)
13
(41.7)
7
(22.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)329.5351.2365.0364.7314.3306.1322.0395.4323.5344.6430.0493.5456.2377.1

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Aiken, SC

Crime rate in Aiken detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 118 (90 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (25.7%), English (7.2%), Irish (5.8%), German (5.6%), Scottish (2.5%), European (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 530 feet

Land area: 16.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,899 people per square mile   (low).

Aiken, South Carolina map

1,236 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.8% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

This city:

4.0%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,104 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $929 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Augusta, GA (18.3 miles , pop. 138,000).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (125.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (575.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Warrenville, SC (2.2 miles ),
Graniteville, SC (2.3 miles ),
Gloverville, SC (2.5 miles ),
Langley, SC (2.7 miles ),
Edisto-Shaws, SC (2.8 miles ),
Burnettown, SC (3.0 miles ),
New Ellenton, SC (3.0 miles ),
Clearwater, SC (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 33.55 N, Longitude: 81.72 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +17,737 (+57.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,551 (61.9%)

Area code: 803

Distribution of median household income in Aiken, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Aiken, SC in 2017
Aiken satellite photo by USGS

Aiken tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 175 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 1998: 172 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 1999: 217 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2000: 192 buildings, average cost: $126,400
  • 2001: 238 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2002: 247 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2003: 272 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2004: 297 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2005: 320 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2006: 278 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2007: 188 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2008: 109 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2009: 85 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2010: 85 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2011: 83 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2012: 99 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2013: 91 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 2014: 132 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2015: 121 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2016: 134 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2017: 110 buildings, average cost: $219,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Aiken, SC residents
Average permit cost in Aiken, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Historical population in Aiken, SC
Historical housing units in Aiken, SC

Population change in the 1990s: +4,454 (+21.3%).
Most common industries in Aiken, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Utilities (11.4%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Utilities (16.9%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.0%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.4%)
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Utilities (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Aiken, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Engineers (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Engineers (11.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)

Average climate in Aiken, South Carolina

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Aiken, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.1. This is about average.

City:

77.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.946. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.946
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.46
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00372. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00372
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Aiken-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.2 miles away from the Aiken city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F3 tornado 25.8 miles away from the city center caused $300,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Aiken-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 49.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 101.6 miles away from Aiken center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 99.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 130.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 233.4 miles away from Aiken center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 201.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Aiken County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Aiken topographic map

Main business address for: SECURITY FEDERAL CORPORATION (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals in Aiken:

  • AIKEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 302 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY)
  • DUPONT II COMM. RES. (101 DUPONT DR.)
  • LAURENS ICF/MR (728 LAURENS ST)
  • LINDEN STREET (136 LINDEN STREET)
  • REGENCY HOSPICE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN (105 SUMMERWOOD WAY SUITE D)
  • SANDERS COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (625 CHESTERFIELD STREET)
  • SOUTHERN CARE AIKEN (35 VARDEN DRIVE, SUITE A & B)

Nursing Homes in Aiken:

  • ANCHOR HEALTH AND REHAB OF AIKEN (550 EAST GATE DRIVE)
  • AZALEAWOODS REHAB AND NURSING CENTER, LLC (123 DUPONT DR)
  • PEPPER HILL NURSING AND REHAB CENTER, LLC (3525 AUGUSTUS ROAD)
  • UNIHEALTH POST ACUTE CARE - AIKEN, LLC (830 LAURENS STREET NORTH)

Dialysis Facilities in Aiken:

  • AIKEN DIALYSIS (775 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)
  • DCA OF AIKEN II LLC (169 CREPE MYRTLE DR)

Home Health Centers in Aiken:

  • LIBERTY HOMECARE AND HOSPICE, LLC (610 ALDRICH STREET NE)
  • NHC HOMECARE AIKEN (30 PHYSICIAN DRIVE)
  • TRINITY HOME SERVICES HOME HEALTH (390 MEDICAL PARK DR SUITE 400)

Airports and heliports located in Aiken:

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Colleges/Universities in Aiken:

  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (Full-time enrollment: 2,815; Location: 471 University Pkwy; Public; Website: web.usca.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Aiken School of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 46; Location: 225 Richland Ave East; Private, for-profit; Website: www.aikenschoolofcosmetology.com)
  • Lacy Cosmetology School-Aiken (Full-time enrollment: 22; Location: 3084 Whiskey Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lacyschools.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Aiken:

  • Aiken Technical College (about 8 miles; Graniteville, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,107)
  • Georgia Regents University (about 17 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 6,862)
  • Augusta Technical College (about 21 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,494)
  • Denmark Technical College (about 39 miles; Denmark, SC; FT enrollment: 2,050)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 45 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • South Carolina State University (about 51 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 51 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)

Public high schools in Aiken:

  • AIKEN HIGH (Students: 1,481, Location: 449 RUTLAND DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • SILVER BLUFF HIGH (Students: 701, Location: 64 DESOTO DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • AIKEN PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY CHARTER (Students: 54, Location: 130 AVERY LANE, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • SOUTH AIKEN HIGH (Location: 232 EAST PINE LOG ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Aiken:

  • SOUTH AIKEN BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 359, Location: 980 DOUGHERTY RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • AIKEN PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 155, Location: 619 BARNWELL AVE NW, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Aiken:

Private elementary/middle schools in Aiken:

  • ST MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS SCHOOL (Students: 231, Location: 118 YORK ST SE, Grades: PK-8)
  • MEAD HALL EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 204, Location: 129 PENDLETON ST SW, Grades: PK-8)
  • SECOND BAPTIST CHRISTIAN PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 60, Location: 353 LAURENS ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Aiken

Library in Aiken:

  • ABBE REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $3,047,774; Location: 314 CHESTERFIELD STREET SW; 243,577 books; 12,795 audio materials; 18,974 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 375 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Aiken: Whitney Polo Field (A), Harriman Polo Field (B), Highland Park Country Club (C), Hounds Lake Country Club (D), Powderhouse Polo Field (E), Post Polo Ranch (F), Aiken Mile Track (G), Aiken Sewage Disposal (H), Palmetto Golf Club (I), Aiken Youth Center (J), Weeks Recreation Center (K), Aiken Public Safety Headquarters (L), Aiken Public Safety Station 3 (M), Aiken City Hall (N), Aiken County Courthouse (O), Aiken Public Safety Station 2 (P), Aiken County Jail (Q), Aiken County Library (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: The Market Place Shopping Center (1), Centre South Shopping Center (2), Heritage Shopping Center (3), Hitchcock Plaza Shopping Center (4), Kalmia Plaza Shopping Center (5), Mitchell Shopping Center (6), Northside Plaza Shopping Center (7), Rich Plaza Shopping Center (8), Silver Bluff Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Aiken: SECURITY FEDERAL CORPORATION (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Aiken include: Second Baptist Church (A), North Aiken Baptist Church (B), Wayside Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Christian Church (E), Cumberland Church (F), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (G), Millbrook Baptist Church (H), Marion Street Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Millbrook Cemetery (1), Saint Thaddeus Cemetery (2), Bethany Cemetery (3), First Baptist Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Robinson Pond (A), Holley Lake (B), Hounds Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Aiken include: Virginia Acres Park (1), Hopeland Gardens (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Aiken County Historical Museum Gift Store (433 Newberry Street Southwest) (1), Aiken County Historical Museum (433 Newberry Street Southwest) (2), Carolina Golf Range & Batting Facility (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4234 Whiskey Road) (3), Kennedy Business Services- Inc. (Arcades & Amusements; 157 Balsam Lane) (4), All States Charter & Tours Inc (Tours & Charters; 1619 Hampton Avenue Northwest) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: American Hearth Inn (3935 Richland Avenue West) (1), Carriage House Inn (139 Laurens Street Southwest) (2), GuestHouse Intl Aiken (110 Frontage Road) (3), Deluxe Inn (1919 Edgefield Highway) (4), Best Western Executive Inn (3560 Richland Ave W) (5), Hampton Inn Aiken (100 Tamil Drive @ Whiskey Road) (6), Hotel Aiken (235 Richland Avenue West) (7), Fairfield Inn & Suites Aiken SC (185 Colony Parkway) (8), Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (185 Colony Parkway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Aiken County Government - Courts & Legal- Magistrates- Aiken Magist (1680 Richland Avenue West) (1), U S Government - U S District Court- Visiting Judge (Court House) (2), Aiken County Government - Courts & Legal- Probate Court- Estates (109 Park Avenue Southeast) (3), Aiken County Government - Taxes- Personal Property (828 Richland Avenue West) (4), Aiken County Government - Recreation Department (902 Vaucluse Road) (5), Aiken County Government - Courts & Legal- Clerk of Court (109 Park Avenue Southeast) (6), U S Government - U S District Court- U S Attorney (Court House Building) (7), U S Government - U S District Court- U S Marshall Ofc (223 Park Avenue Southeast) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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Aiken County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Aiken and their reported violations in the past:

AIKEN CITY OF (0210001) (Population served: 41,162, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Admin Penalty assessed (SEP-13-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-13-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-25-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (JUL-14-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-13-2010), St Admin Penalty assessed (SEP-13-2010)
COLLEGE ACRES PUBLIC W/D (0220002) (Population served: 1,350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-15-2010), St Admin Penalty assessed (NOV-01-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-01-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-03-2012)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-15-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-01-2010), St Admin Penalty assessed (NOV-01-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-01-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
CAMERON MHP (0260038) (Population served: 81, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-28-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007)
  • One minor monitoring violation
WINDSOR GENERAL STORE (0270907) (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WEYERHAUSER COMPANY (0240004) (Population served: 34, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-14-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-14-2009), St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-22-2009), St Show-cause Hearing (DEC-22-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2010), St Variance/Exemption issued (JAN-08-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JAN-08-2010)
C&H HOME PARK (0260037) (Population served: 21, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-03-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAY-01-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-17-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-17-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Aiken that have no violations reported:

  • MONTMORENCI W/D (0220008) (Population served: 3,442, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • AIKEN-VALE SVC C CITY OF (0250009) (Population served: 145, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.3%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.4%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Aiken in 2010:

  • 804 people in college/university student housing
  • 427 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 45 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 42 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 29 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 21 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Aiken in 2000:

  • 534 people in nursing homes
  • 321 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 201 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 126 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 60 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Aiken (2011 data):

  • Security Federal Bank: 1665 Richland Avenue Branch, Southside Branch, at 100 Laurens St Sw, 1705 Whiskey Rd Branch. Info updated 2012/01/04: Bank assets: $916.4 mil, Deposits: $695.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Security Federal Corporation
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Aiken Main Office Branch, Whiskey Road Branch, Centre South Branch. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Aiken Branch at 2035 Whiskey Road, branch established on 2007/10/17; Richland Avenue Branch at 3583 Richland Avenue West, branch established on 2007/10/24. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Aiken Main at 111 Laurens Street, N.W., branch established on 1963/12/23; Heritage Square Branch at 1797 Whiskey Road, branch established on 1974/05/13. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Georgia Bank & Trust Company of Augusta: Pine Log Road Branch at 1001 Pine Log Rd, branch established on 2008/03/05; Southern Bank & Trust Aiken Branch at 149 Laurens Street, Nw, branch established on 2006/09/12. Info updated 2011/12/15: Bank assets: $1,610.4 mil, Deposits: $1,419.7 mil, headquarters in Augusta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Southeastern Bank Financial Corporation
  • Regions Bank: South Aiken Branch at 1799 Whiskey Road, branch established on 1951/12/17; Aiken Main Branch at 107 Chesterfield Street South, branch established on 1951/12/17. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Aiken Main Branch at 142 Chesterfield Street S., branch established on 1988/08/05; Whiskey Road Branch at 2286 Whiskey Road, branch established on 1989/08/28. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Aiken Mall Branch at 150 Aiken Mall Drive, branch established on 1992/07/23; Aiken Main Branch at 167 Laurens Street, S.W., branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Savannah River Banking Company: at 407 Silver Bluff Road, branch established on 2007/08/01. Info updated 2011/08/15: Bank assets: $154.9 mil, Deposits: $126.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Savannah River Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Aiken:

Marital status in Aiken, SC
  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Aiken:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Aiken
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Aiken, SC (based on Aiken County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant66,138191
Mainline Protestant12,30334
Catholic8,4004
Black Protestant7,11622
Other1,94913
Orthodox1043
None64,089-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 27
Aiken County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Aiken County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 75
Aiken County:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 72
Here:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Aiken County:

31.2%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.9%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.5%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Aiken:

48.8%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.4%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.7%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.8%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

56.7%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.2%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Aiken, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 74$326,395$52,9294$4,444
Streets and Highways 55$215,326$46,9801$1,094
Other Government Administration 31$134,237$51,96317$20,254
Solid Waste Management 24$59,082$29,5410$0
Financial Administration 20$107,072$64,24315$5,886
Firefighters 19$50,286$31,76010$1,306
Parks and Recreation 16$62,206$46,6551$1,995
Other and Unallocable 14$43,309$37,12235$41,352
Police - Other 14$66,579$57,0680$0
Natural Resources 4$15,595$46,7850$0
Judicial and Legal 3$12,214$48,8561$1,078
Water Supply 1$4,070$48,8400$0
Totals for Government 275$1,096,371$47,84284$77,409

Aiken government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,133,000 ($297.29)
    General - Other: $9,070,000 ($295.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,157,000 ($167.87)
    Water Utilities: $4,998,000 ($162.69)
    Regular Highways: $3,436,000 ($111.85)
    General Public Buildings: $3,074,000 ($100.06)
    Central Staff Services: $2,856,000 ($92.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,045,000 ($66.57)
    Sewerage: $1,777,000 ($57.84)
    Financial Administration: $1,249,000 ($40.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $904,000 ($29.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $356,000 ($11.59)
    Air Transportation: $49,000 ($1.60)
    Libraries: $13,000 ($0.42)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $23,945,000 ($779.43)
    Corporate Bonds: $6,554,000 ($213.34)
    Benefit Payments: $1,965,000 ($63.96)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,343,000 ($43.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($0.78)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $2,331,000 ($75.88)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($0.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,976,000 ($64.32)
    Police Protection: $722,000 ($23.50)
    Regular Highways: $669,000 ($21.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $386,000 ($12.56)
    Air Transportation: $185,000 ($6.02)
    Central Staff Services: $36,000 ($1.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,738,000 ($544.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $94,000 ($3.06)

Aiken government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,773,000 ($220.47)
    Other: $2,679,000 ($87.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,212,000 ($72.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $717,000 ($23.34)
    Air Transportation: $50,000 ($1.63)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.16)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $2,554,000 ($83.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,148,000 ($37.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $372,000 ($12.11)
    Air Transportation: $170,000 ($5.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $165,000 ($5.37)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,418,000 ($46.16)
    Interest Earnings: $1,374,000 ($44.73)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,044,000 ($33.98)
    Rents: $242,000 ($7.88)
    Sale of Property: $106,000 ($3.45)
    Donations From Private Sources: $63,000 ($2.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,049,000 ($262.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,615,000 ($52.57)
    Highways: $113,000 ($3.68)
  • Tax - Property: $11,383,000 ($370.53)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,369,000 ($207.32)
    Other: $3,862,000 ($125.71)
    Public Utility License: $3,248,000 ($105.73)
    Other Selective Sales: $564,000 ($18.36)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $81,000 ($2.64)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.03)

Aiken government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,000 ($1.63)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,000 ($1.63)

Aiken government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,402,000 ($1119.82)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $627,000 ($20.41)

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,130 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($584 average AGI)
Aiken County:

0.03%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Richmond County, GA  0.99% ($42,431 average AGI)
from Edgefield County, SC  0.44% ($35,640)
from Columbia County, GA  0.39% ($56,101)


5.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($418 average AGI)
Aiken County:

0.06%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Richmond County, GA  0.70% ($34,836 average AGI)
to Edgefield County, SC  0.41% ($45,429)
to Columbia County, GA  0.35% ($58,401)
Businesses in Aiken, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Maurices1
AT&T2McDonald's4
Academy Sports + Outdoors1New Balance1
Advance Auto Parts3Nike7
Aeropostale1Old Navy1
Applebee's1Outback1
Arby's1Outback Steakhouse1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza2
Baskin-Robbins1Payless1
Bath & Body Works1Penske1
Bed Bath & Beyond1PetSmart1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut3
Burger King3Popeyes1
CVS3Publix Super Markets1
Chevrolet1Quality2
Chick-Fil-A1Quiznos2
Circle K3RadioShack1
Curves1Red Lobster1
Days Inn2Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza2Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts1Rue211
Econo Lodge1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx14SAS Shoes1
Finish Line1SONIC Drive-In2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sears2
Foot Locker1Sleep Inn1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop2Staples1
Goodwill2Starbucks1
H&R Block2Subway7
Hardee's2Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile3
Hobby Lobby1T.J.Maxx1
Home Depot1Taco Bell1
Howard Johnson1Target1
IHOP1The Room Place1
JCPenney1Tire Kingdom1
Jones New York1Toys"R"Us1
Just Tires1True Value2
KFC2U-Haul5
Knights Inn1UPS17
Kroger1Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless2
LensCrafters1Waffle House5
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens2
Lowe's1Walmart2
Marriott1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Aiken:

  • WRDW (1480 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFAM (1050 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: J.J. & B. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTEL (1630 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTHB (1550 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPCH (1380 AM; 4 kW; NORTH AUGUSTA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBLR (1430 AM; 5 kW; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Aiken:

  • WKSP (96.3 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAJY (102.7 FM; NEW ELLENTON, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXC-FM (99.5 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLPE (91.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WSLT (98.3 FM; CLEARWATER, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEKL (102.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSX-FM (92.7 FM; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: EDGEFIELD-SALUDA RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACG-FM (90.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WAAW (94.7 FM; WILLISTON, SC; Owner: FRANK NEELY)
  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFXA-FM (103.1 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WGOR (93.9 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: WGOR LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZMJ (93.1 FM; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Aiken:

  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • W56EE (Channel 56; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBPI-LP (Channel 49; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WATCHMAN BROADCASTING PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.)
  • W58CZ (Channel 58; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WAAU-LP (Channel 18; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: THOMAS J. PIPER)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Aiken fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 42.1mTotal length
  • $2,855,000Total costs
  • 175,579Total average daily traffic
  • 19,286Total average daily truck traffic
  • 144,849Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Aiken, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 101960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Aiken, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Aiken)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 442 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Aiken, SC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 358 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Aiken)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Aiken)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 72 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED71$135,994118$185,530452$184,28821$128,0001$1,057,06057$169,3343$35,257
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$154,1266$132,25539$181,5336$94,3500$05$89,6400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$102,96014$119,165111$178,0618$49,8700$011$120,3563$49,497
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$88,41512$250,68897$166,5493$219,2000$06$145,6332$83,515
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$96,4855$174,27231$154,9821$183,8400$06$154,2630$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0212.01 , 0212.02, 0212.03, 0213.00, 0214.00, 0215.00, 0216.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$186,38612$175,2523$107,323
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$185,8644$237,8600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$115,5952$155,1850$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$123,0200$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$152,0300$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0212.01 , 0212.02, 0212.03, 0213.00, 0214.00, 0215.00, 0216.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Aiken, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Aiken, SC - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 231. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 327 took place in 2008, and the least - 95 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Aiken, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (40.8%), and Structure Fires (40.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Aiken, SC
    • 1,50840.8%Outside Fires
    • 1,50640.8%Structure Fires
    • 61816.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 611.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Aiken, SC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Aiken, South Carolina:

  • Days Inn Downtown, 1204 Richland Ave W, Aiken, South Carolina 29801 , Phone: (803) 649-5524, Fax: (803) 649-5524
  • The Willcox Inn, 100 Colleton Ave SW, Aiken, South Carolina 29801 , Phone: (803) 648-1898, Fax: (803) 648-6664
  • Clarion Inn & Suites, 155 Colony Pkwy, Aiken, South Carolina 29803 , Phone: (803) 648-0999, Fax: (803) 648-9799
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2577 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, South Carolina 29803 , Phone: (803) 641-8800
  • Quality Inn, 110 E Frontage Rd, Aiken, South Carolina 29805 , Phone: (803) 502-0900, Fax: (803) 502-0903
  • Days Inn, 2654 Columbia Hwy, Aiken, South Carolina 29805 , Phone: (803) 642-5692, Fax: (803) 642-5692
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Aiken, 185 Colony Pkwy, Aiken, South Carolina 29803 , Phone: (803) 648-7808, Fax: (803) 649-6515
  • Country Inn & Suites, 3270 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, South Carolina 29803 , Phone: (803) 649-4024, Fax: (803) 649-4012
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Aiken, South Carolina
Most common first names in Aiken, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James42070.1 years
John36873.8 years
William31974.2 years
Mary30977.9 years
Robert21272.6 years
George18273.4 years
Willie16671.8 years
Charles16573.1 years
Annie13378.1 years
Margaret12778.4 years
Most common last names in Aiken, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson21571.7 years
Williams20971.7 years
Smith16076.3 years
Jones12873.3 years
Brown11873.4 years
Jackson9270.5 years
Scott7875.5 years
Walker7772.1 years
Thomas6667.4 years
Davis6074.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Aiken, SC
  • 52.9%Utility gas
  • 45.7%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Aiken, SC
  • 77.7%Electricity
  • 20.4%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood


Aiken compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Aiken on our top lists:

  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest racial income disparity between any two races with at least 2,000 householders"
  • #72 (29851) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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