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Aiken County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 168,179 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 142,552 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 29,162
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 17,794
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 42,057
Renter-occupied apartments: 17,297 (it was 13,530 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

31%

Land area: 1073 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 157 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Aiken County: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.8%), Manufacturing (13.2%), Educational, health and social services (11.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Aiken County, SC (2017)
    • 113,21179.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 41,25028.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9,7496.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,4612.4%Two or more races
    • 1,7771.2%Asian alone
    • 3490.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1720.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1630.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.6 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 81,016  (48.2%)
Females: 87,163  (51.8%)
Average household size:
Aiken County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,749 ($37,889 in 1999)
This county:

$50,749
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $578 (lower quartile is $430, upper quartile is $759)
This county:

$578
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $144,600 (it was $76,800 in 2000)
Aiken:

$144,600
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,800 - $229,400

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $219,741
Here:

$219,741
State:

$244,698

Townhouses or other attached units: $118,270
Here:

$118,270
State:

$192,420

In 2-unit structures: $411,410
Here:

$411,410
State:

$374,846

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $415,024
Here:

$415,024
State:

$209,659

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $204,802
Here:

$204,802
State:

$221,489

Mobile homes: $81,669
Here:

$81,669
State:

$70,687

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $27,282
Here:

$27,282
State:

$166,492

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,071
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $348

Institutionalized population: 1,299

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 7
  • Rapes: 53
  • Robberies: 59
  • Assaults: 208
  • Burglaries: 778
  • Thefts: 1540
  • Auto thefts: 328

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 49
  • Robberies: 43
  • Assaults: 241
  • Burglaries: 808
  • Thefts: 1524
  • Auto thefts: 317
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Health of residents in Aiken County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is worse than average.
72.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
48.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
68.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
68.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 199 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.
50.0% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 522 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 1998: 622 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 1999: 719 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2000: 678 buildings, average cost: $109,400
  • 2001: 831 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2002: 848 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 2003: 976 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 2004: 964 buildings, average cost: $135,400
  • 2005: 1157 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2006: 1142 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2007: 1008 buildings, average cost: $176,500
  • 2008: 612 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2009: 554 buildings, average cost: $194,800
  • 2010: 645 buildings, average cost: $221,300
  • 2011: 611 buildings, average cost: $185,100
  • 2012: 572 buildings, average cost: $218,000
  • 2013: 579 buildings, average cost: $223,000
  • 2014: 623 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2015: 683 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2016: 815 buildings, average cost: $210,600
  • 2017: 810 buildings, average cost: $209,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Aiken, SC residents
Average permit cost in Aiken, SC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $775 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $489 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Aiken, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Aiken, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Aiken, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.3%
Aiken County:

14.3%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.1% for Black residents, 25.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.8% for American Indian residents, 2.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 26.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.6 years old
(Males: 40.2 years old, Females: 42.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.0 years old, Black residents: 33.9 years old, American Indian residents: 61.3 years old, Asian residents: 57.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.0 years old, Other race residents: 19.3 years old)

Area name: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Aiken County is $500 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $562 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $753 a month.

Cities in this county include: Aiken, North Augusta, Beech Island, Belvedere, Edisto-Shaws, Clearwater, Gloverville, Burnettown, Graniteville, New Ellenton.

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

2018 air pollution in Aiken County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Hempstead County, Arkansas , Richland County , Ventura County, California , Fayette County, Georgia , Warren County, Georgia , Wilkes County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
South Carolina:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Aiken, SC
County total employment by year in Aiken, SC
County average yearly wages by year in Aiken, SC

Current college students: 6,691
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,760 (36.1% naturalized citizens)

Aiken County:

4.6%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,9952010 or later
  • 2,4852000 to 2009
  • 1,4011990 to 1999
  • 5391980 to 1989
  • 4931970 to 1979
  • 748Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.4%

Aiken County marital status for males Aiken County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 49,980
  • One, attached: 3,031
  • Two: 1,191
  • 3 or 4: 2,254
  • 5 to 9: 2,315
  • 10 to 19: 951
  • 20 to 49: 756
  • 50 or more: 737
  • Mobile homes: 15,261
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 118

Housing units in Aiken County with a mortgage: 25,732 (151 second mortgage, 1,625 home equity loan, 151 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22,701

Here:

53.2% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Aiken County

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-
Aiken County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 27
Aiken County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This 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.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 72
This county:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Aiken County:

10.7%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Aiken County:

31.2%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.9%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Aiken County:

Average size of farms: 155 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $54,306
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $271.62
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 84.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $52,845
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.33%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.77%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,446
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.39
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.20%
Corn for grain: 2332 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1178 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 5027 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2809 harvested acres
Vegetables: 636 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 973 acres

Earthquake activity:

Aiken County-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 50.5 miles away from Aiken County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 100.6 miles away from the county 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 97.9 miles away from the county 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 129.5 miles away from the county 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 234.5 miles away from Aiken County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 201.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4166: March 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 4166, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1509: February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 11, 1990 to October 28, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-881: October 22, 1990, FEMA Id: 881, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 04, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3047: August 04, 1977, FEMA Id: 3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Aiken County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Aiken

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 55,320 (83.2%)
  • Carpooled: 7,241 (10.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 93 (0.1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 32 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 302 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 188 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 709 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,566 (3.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (35%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Costa Rica (6%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Canada (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Aiken County


  • American (34%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Aiken County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 791 people in nursing homes
  • 321 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 286 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 227 people in state prisons
  • 204 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 120 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 63 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 24 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Aiken County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 823 people in college/university student housing
  • 721 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 296 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 235 people in state prisons
  • 92 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 82 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 75 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 47 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 21 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,616.

6.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

1.92% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($12,460 average AGI)
4.37% relocated from other states ($42,087 average AGI)
Aiken County:

4.37%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Lexington County, SC  0.30% ($43,022)
from Richland County, SC  0.18% ($42,982)
from Barnwell County, SC  0.17% ($32,904)
from Saluda County, SC  0.08% ($47,180)


5.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

1.93% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($15,853 average AGI)
3.48% relocated to other states ($33,261 average AGI)
Aiken County:

3.48%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Lexington County, SC  0.31% ($45,476)
to Richland County, SC  0.23% ($41,190)
to Charleston County, SC  0.11% ($55,627)
to Greenville County, SC  0.11% ($39,776)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Aiken County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Aiken County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Aiken County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Aiken County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Aiken County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Aiken County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Aiken County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Aiken County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Aiken County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 26,045 (21,197 aged, 4,848 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,047 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Aiken County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,525)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,302)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,028)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,001)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (805)
  • Unspecified dementia (761)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (625)
  • Congestive heart failure (590)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (460)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (437)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.67
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,811
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 181
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,220

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,314
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 997
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 2

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 61.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 39.1
  • Other - 22.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 136.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 93.8
  • Other - 43.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 168,179
  • In family households: 138,320 (24,582 male householders, 20,441 female householders)
    32,974 spouses, 45,828 children (42,063 natural, 919 adopted, 2,846 stepchildren), 5,092 grandchildren, 2,021 brothers or sisters, 2,507 parents, 2,730 other relatives, 2,145 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 27,237 (10,958 male householders (9,365 living alone)), 11,809 female householders (10,302 living alone)), 4,470 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,622

Size of family households: 23,786 2-persons, 9,815 3-persons, 7,157 4-persons, 2,770 5-persons, 899 6-persons, 596 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,667 1-person, 2,475 2-persons, 531 3-persons, 19 4-persons, 75 6-persons.

19,213 married couples with children.
11,605 single-parent households (2,225 men, 9,380 women).

93.6% of residents of Aiken speak English at home.
4.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,532,179,000 ($16,999 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $165,300,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $396,879,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $155,304,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,027,000
Federal grants: $149,855,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,760,456,000 ($124,218,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $66,659,000 ($6,881,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $7,616,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $113,648,000
Federal Government insurance: $36,726,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,571
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,425
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +956
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,762
Here:

+32 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Aiken County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 18.95 millions of gallons per day (25% from ground, 75% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built in Aiken County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Aiken County, South Carolina
  • 2,4782014 or later
  • 3,4282010 to 2013
  • 15,7492000 to 2009
  • 14,4711990 to 1999
  • 10,9641980 to 1989
  • 10,1781970 to 1979
  • 7,4741960 to 1969
  • 7,0781950 to 1959
  • 2,3451940 to 1949
  • 2,4291939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Aiken County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Aiken County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Aiken County, South Carolina
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1,0643 rooms
  • 4,6564 rooms
  • 9,5625 rooms
  • 10,5616 rooms
  • 8,9367 rooms
  • 6,6938 rooms
  • 6,9619+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Aiken County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Aiken County, South Carolina
  • 4271 room
  • 1,1042 rooms
  • 1,6093 rooms
  • 4,6154 rooms
  • 5,9005 rooms
  • 2,4596 rooms
  • 1,7237 rooms
  • 4458 rooms
  • 1,0759+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Aiken County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Aiken County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Aiken County, South Carolina
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1841 bedroom
  • 8,0852 bedrooms
  • 27,9833 bedrooms
  • 10,1874 bedrooms
  • 1,9945+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Aiken County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Aiken County, South Carolina
  • 427no bedroom
  • 2,8751 bedroom
  • 7,1892 bedrooms
  • 7,0243 bedrooms
  • 9774 bedrooms
  • 8655+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Aiken County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Aiken County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Aiken County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,487no vehicle
  • 13,9591 vehicle
  • 20,0722 vehicles
  • 8,1613 vehicles
  • 3,1734 vehicles
  • 1,5815+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Aiken County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Aiken County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,725no vehicle
  • 7,8291 vehicle
  • 6,6162 vehicles
  • 1,7083 vehicles
  • 4054 vehicles
  • 745+ vehicles

85.6% of Aiken County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 20% lived in South Carolina.

Aiken County:

85.6%
State average:

85.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 69,063
  • Other state: 88,560
  • Northeast: 16,917
  • Midwest: 12,607
  • South: 56,077
  • West: 2,959
Year householders moved into unit in Aiken County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Aiken County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 57.2%Electricity
  • 36.3%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 78.5%Electricity
  • 17.8%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,262
Here:

7.1%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 790
Here:

13.9%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,479
Here:

18.4%
South Carolina:

19.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Aiken County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $22,489,000
    Regular Highways: $3,088,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,849,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $5,376,000
    Police Protection: $94,000
    Central Staff Services: $57,000
    Financial Administration: $40,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $40,000
    General Public Buildings: $34,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $25,626,000
    Police Protection: $13,261,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,402,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,638,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,108,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,979,000
    Financial Administration: $5,827,000
    Libraries: $3,679,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,288,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $896,000
    Parks and Recreation: $756,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $333,000
    Health - Other: $218,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,311,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $223,000
    Other - Libraries: $210,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $633,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,366,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,109,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,257,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $5,960,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,349,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,136,000
    General Revenue - Other: $503,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $122,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $88,064,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $119,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $61,197,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,853,000
    Highways: $582,000
  • Tax - Property: $47,181,000
    Other License: $880,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $66,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,854,000

Aiken County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $22,489,000
    Regular Highways: $3,088,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,849,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $5,376,000
    Police Protection: $94,000
    Central Staff Services: $57,000
    Financial Administration: $40,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $40,000
    General Public Buildings: $34,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $25,626,000
    Police Protection: $13,261,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,402,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,638,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,108,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,979,000
    Financial Administration: $5,827,000
    Libraries: $3,679,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,288,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $896,000
    Parks and Recreation: $756,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $333,000
    Health - Other: $218,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,311,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $223,000
    Other - Libraries: $210,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $633,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,366,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,109,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,257,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $5,960,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,349,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,136,000
    General Revenue - Other: $503,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $122,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $88,064,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $119,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $61,197,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,853,000
    Highways: $582,000
  • Tax - Property: $47,181,000
    Other License: $880,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $66,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,854,000

Aiken County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $22,489,000
    Regular Highways: $3,088,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,849,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $5,376,000
    Police Protection: $94,000
    Central Staff Services: $57,000
    Financial Administration: $40,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $40,000
    General Public Buildings: $34,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $25,626,000
    Police Protection: $13,261,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,402,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,638,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,108,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,979,000
    Financial Administration: $5,827,000
    Libraries: $3,679,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,288,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $896,000
    Parks and Recreation: $756,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $333,000
    Health - Other: $218,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,311,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $223,000
    Other - Libraries: $210,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $633,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,366,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,109,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,257,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $5,960,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,349,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,136,000
    General Revenue - Other: $503,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $122,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $88,064,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $119,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $61,197,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,853,000
    Highways: $582,000
  • Tax - Property: $47,181,000
    Other License: $880,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $66,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,854,000

Aiken County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $22,489,000
    Regular Highways: $3,088,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,849,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $5,376,000
    Police Protection: $94,000
    Central Staff Services: $57,000
    Financial Administration: $40,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $40,000
    General Public Buildings: $34,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $25,626,000
    Police Protection: $13,261,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,402,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,638,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,108,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,979,000
    Financial Administration: $5,827,000
    Libraries: $3,679,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,288,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $896,000
    Parks and Recreation: $756,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $333,000
    Health - Other: $218,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,311,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $223,000
    Other - Libraries: $210,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $633,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,366,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,109,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,257,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $5,960,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,349,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,136,000
    General Revenue - Other: $503,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $122,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $88,064,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $119,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $61,197,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,853,000
    Highways: $582,000
  • Tax - Property: $47,181,000
    Other License: $880,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $66,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,854,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,701
  • Number of aged recipients: 335
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,366
  • Number of recipients under 18: 710
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,278
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 713
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,272
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,734
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full 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 ORIGINATED652$137,483687$153,1972,774$161,589141$102,1422$2,022,500250$141,624132$46,235
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED28$133,78655$114,455218$155,05025$57,4800$018$114,16737$69,649
APPLICATIONS DENIED124$120,960168$84,893926$150,94878$42,1791$3,719,00063$123,810151$55,960
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN45$126,22288$177,000641$155,06623$104,5651$134,00029$128,03432$78,656
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS20$142,10021$175,286202$158,99514$92,1430$014$143,07113$60,923
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 25 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED120$174,40895$177,9265$150,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED37$206,54147$232,5534$176,0002$100,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$172,93824$170,2920$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$168,78913$240,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$79,0004$147,5002$79,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Aiken, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Aiken, SC - Value
Most common first names in Aiken County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James84370.0 years
John74173.0 years
Mary64377.5 years
William63073.4 years
Robert46270.9 years
George35573.0 years
Willie34972.2 years
Charles31071.7 years
Annie28078.2 years
Thomas24469.4 years
Most common last names in Aiken County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams42371.3 years
Johnson38373.0 years
Smith35174.3 years
Jones24272.4 years
Brown23171.5 years
Davis17272.5 years
Jackson16471.5 years
Walker16073.2 years
Thomas13669.5 years
Hall12474.3 years
Businesses in Aiken County, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lowe's2
AT&T3Marriott1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Advance Auto Parts6Maurices1
Aeropostale1McDonald's7
Applebee's1New Balance2
Arby's1Nike7
AutoZone2Nissan1
Baskin-Robbins1Office Depot1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Outback1
Blockbuster1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King4Papa John's Pizza3
CVS5Payless2
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A2PetSmart1
Circle K5Pizza Hut5
Curves2Popeyes3
DHL1Publix Super Markets2
Days Inn1Quality1
Domino's Pizza4Quiznos2
Dunkin Donuts1RadioShack2
Econo Lodge1Red Lobster1
FedEx20Rite Aid3
Finish Line1Ruby Tuesday2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Rue211
Foot Locker1Ryan's Grill2
Ford1SAS Shoes1
GNC3SONIC Drive-In4
GameStop3Sears2
Goodwill2Sleep Inn2
H&R Block3Sprint Nextel1
Hardee's1Staples1
Hilton1Starbucks2
Hobby Lobby1Subway13
Home Depot1Super 81
Honda1T-Mobile5
Howard Johnson1T.J.Maxx1
IHOP1Taco Bell2
JCPenney1Target1
Jimmy John's1The Room Place1
Jones New York1Tire Kingdom2
Just Tires1Toys"R"Us1
KFC4True Value1
Kincaid1U-Haul6
Kmart1UPS25
Knights Inn1Verizon Wireless3
Kroger2Waffle House8
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens4
Lane Furniture1Walmart3
LensCrafters1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA3

Aiken County on our top lists:

  • #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+)"