Aiken County, South Carolina (SC)

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County population in 2012: 162,812 (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: 150 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Aiken County: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.3%), Educational, health and social services (13.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Aiken County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (67.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (24.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
South Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 77,550  (42.9%)
Females: 82,549  (57.1%)
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Aiken County,SC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Aiken County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,259 ($37,889 in 1999)

This county:

$42259
South Carolina:

$44163

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $528 (lower quartile is $388, upper quartile is $680)
This county:

$528
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $120,300 (it was $76,800 in 2000)
Aiken:

$120,300
South Carolina:

$139,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,300 - $192,200

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $190,263
Here:

$190,263
State:

$209,548

Townhouses or other attached units: $129,097
Here:

$129,097
State:

$171,462

In 2-unit structures: $203,415
Here:

$203,415
State:

$287,508

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,130
Here:

$126,130
State:

$221,248

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $142,714
Here:

$142,714
State:

$190,918

Mobile homes: $64,514
Here:

$64,514
State:

$71,666

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,462
Here:

$7,462
State:

$62,350
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,063
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $338

Institutionalized population: 1,299

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


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

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Health of residents in Aiken County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is significantly worse than average.
73.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
46.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
85.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
69.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is more than average.
50.0% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2007: 1008 buildings, average cost: $176,500
  • 2008: 612 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2009: 554 buildings, average cost: $194,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $741 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $436 (0.5%)

Aiken County household income distribution in 2009 Aiken County home values distribution Aiken County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.6%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.7% for Black residents, 47.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 66.5% for other race residents, 20.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.6%
Aiken County:

18.6%
South Carolina:

18.6%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.7% for Black residents, 45.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 61.2% for other race residents, 21.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 11 years old, Asian residents: 54 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 28 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

2005 air pollution in Aiken County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.004 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.088 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.077 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 38 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 13.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 32 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Aiken County: Sand Bar Ferry Landing (A), Substation Number 2 (B), Substation Number 1 (C), Savannah River Forest Station (D), Hawthorne Fire Tower (E), Cassels Fire Tower (F), Camp NeKia (G), Midland Country Club (H), North Augusta Industrial Park (I), Trinity Poultry Farm (J), Jumping Branch Farm (K), Walling Poultry Farm (L), Pine Log Community House (M), Aiken Waterworks (N), Montmorenci Fire Department (O), Hollow Creek Fire Department (P), Silver Bluff Fire Department (Q), Sage Mill Station Fire Department (R), Graniteville - Vaucluse - Warrenville Fire Department Station 3 (S), Sandy Ridge Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Aiken County include: Ridge Hill Church (A), Rock Hill Church (B), Rosa Hill Church (C), Saint Johns Church (D), Sanctified Church (E), Smyrna Church (F), Pine Forest Baptist Church (G), Summer Grove Church (H), Susan Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Scott Cemetery (1), Wrights Cemetery (2), Fields Cemetery (3), Aiken Memorial Cemetery (4), Plunkett Cemetery (5), Montmorenci Cemetery (6), Needham Brown Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wasteway Pond (A), Ascauga Lake (B), Richardsons Lake (C), Riley Pond (D), Gantts Pond (E), Mathis Lake (F), White Pond (G), Lake Josephine (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Chavous Creek (A), Dry Branch (B), Fox Creek (C), Badger Branch (D), Wildcat Branch (E), Spring Branch (F), Smith Branch (G), Shirley Branch (H), Sandy Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Aiken County include: Aiken State Park (1), Redcliffe State Park (2), Aiken Wayside Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Barnwell County , Burke County, Georgia , Edgefield County , Lexington County , Orangeburg County , Saluda County , Richmond County, Georgia .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 6,691
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,252 (43% naturalized citizens)

Aiken County:

2.3%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,077
  • 1990 to 1994: 395
  • 1985 to 1989: 275
  • 1980 to 1984: 264
  • 1975 to 1979: 273
  • 1970 to 1974: 220
  • 1970 to 1974: 226
  • 1965 to 1969: 522

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:


Housing units in Aiken County with a mortgage: 19,399 (1,729 second mortgage, 2,687 home equity loan, 29 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,243

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Aiken County

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

Tornado activity:

Aiken County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 4280210.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 29 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/7/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 9 people and caused $1 million in damages.

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:


The number of natural disasters in Aiken County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (30%)
  • Costa Rica (8%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • India (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Aiken County (%):

  • United States or American (22%)
  • English (10%)
  • German (8%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Aiken County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 51,240 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 8,738 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 149 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 94 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 108 (0%)
  • Walked: 915 (1%)
  • Other means: 432 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,111 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $53,096.

5.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($681 average AGI)
Aiken County:

0.04%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

1.78% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($10,210 average AGI)
3.97% relocated from other states ($35,637 average AGI)
Aiken County:

3.97%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Richmond County, GA  0.86% ($29,622 average AGI)
from Edgefield County, SC  0.42% ($27,339)
from Columbia County, GA  0.32% ($53,707)
from Lexington County, SC  0.25% ($27,957)
from Richland County, SC  0.18% ($26,291)
from Barnwell County, SC  0.18% ($28,680)
from Orangeburg County, SC  0.07% ($31,366)


5.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,492 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($319 average AGI)
Aiken County:

0.04%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

1.80% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($13,294 average AGI)
3.32% relocated to other states ($26,879 average AGI)
Aiken County:

3.32%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richmond County, GA  0.78% ($26,156 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.34% ($32,785)
to Edgefield County, SC  0.30% ($34,360)
to Columbia County, GA  0.28% ($46,738)
to Richland County, SC  0.25% ($39,986)
to Barnwell County, SC  0.11% ($27,063)
to Charleston County, SC  0.11% ($73,758)

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 2013: 11.1

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 2013: 9.7

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 live births in Aiken County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 22,135 (18,339 aged, 3,796 disabled)
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: 7810.820
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 180.590
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30220.19

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1314.410
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 997.460
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.99

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36.55
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66.59

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: 157,660

Size of family households: 20,360 2-persons, 10,270 3-persons, 7,731 4-persons, 3,524 5-persons, 1,324 6-persons, 722 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,306 1-person, 2,528 2-persons, 333 3-persons, 115 4-persons, 25 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

23,342 married couples with children.
9,723 single-parent households (1,699 men, 8,024 women).

95.7% of residents of Aiken County speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,532,179,000 ($16999 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:

6.1
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,835
  • 2000 to 2004: 13,304
  • 1990 to 1999: 14,951
  • 1980 to 1989: 12,040
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,483
  • 1960 to 1969: 8,600
  • 1950 to 1959: 6,828
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,721
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,475
Rooms in houses/apartments in Aiken County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 72
  • 2 rooms: 229
  • 3 rooms: 1,344
  • 4 rooms: 4,068
  • 5 rooms: 9,343
  • 6 rooms: 10,726
  • 7 rooms: 7,558
  • 8 rooms: 4,712
  • 9+ rooms: 4,005
  • 1 room: 190
  • 2 rooms: 787
  • 3 rooms: 1,612
  • 4 rooms: 4,642
  • 5 rooms: 3,323
  • 6 rooms: 1,637
  • 7 rooms: 761
  • 8 rooms: 390
  • 9+ rooms: 188
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Aiken County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 107
  • 1 bedroom: 869
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,456
  • 3 bedrooms: 24,515
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,020
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,090
  • no bedroom: 237
  • 1 bedroom: 1,873
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,824
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,010
  • 4 bedrooms: 542
  • 5+ bedrooms: 44
Cars and other vehicles available in Aiken County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,874
  • 1 vehicle: 11,321
  • 2 vehicles: 18,301
  • 3 vehicles: 7,726
  • 4 vehicles: 2,069
  • 5+ vehicles: 766
  • no vehicle: 2,203
  • 1 vehicle: 6,959
  • 2 vehicles: 3,555
  • 3 vehicles: 673
  • 4 vehicles: 109
  • 5+ vehicles: 31

60% of Aiken County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 27% lived in South Carolina.

Aiken County:

60.4%
State average:

56.8%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $63,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Aiken County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (44.2%)
  • Electricity (44.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Electricity (51.5%)
  • Utility gas (35.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • Wood (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,775
Here:

10.0%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 712
Here:

8.3%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 587
Here:

10.1%
South Carolina:

20.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Aiken County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $19,124,000
    Financial Administration: $13,038,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,300,000
    Police Protection: $6,742,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,241,000
    Sewerage: $5,647,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,895,000
    Health - Other: $4,629,000
    Regular Highways: $4,484,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,292,000
    Libraries: $1,936,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,300,000
    Housing and Community Development: $456,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $317,000
    Corrections - Other: $260,000
    General Public Buildings: $218,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $131,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,183,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $604,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,573,000

Aiken County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $12,414,000
    Sewerage: $5,276,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,926,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,143,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $509,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $33,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $193,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,719,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,073,000
    Sale of Property: $215,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $128,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $17,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $23,671,000
    All Other: $3,885,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,465,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,481,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,408,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,321,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $746,000
    Other License: $198,000

Aiken County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,180,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,760,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,350,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,700,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,400,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,930,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $300,000

Aiken County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,816,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,116,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,534,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Aiken County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Aiken County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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

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