Aiken, SC

Aiken profile

Living in Aiken

Aiken is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 32,025 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Aiken is the 15th largest community in South Carolina.

Aiken real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Aiken house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Aiken isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Aiken are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Aiken is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aiken who work in office and administrative support (11.92%), management occupations (11.50%), and sales jobs (10.58%).

Aiken is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.44% of adults in Aiken have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Aiken in 2018 was $35,156, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,624 for a family of four. However, Aiken contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Aiken is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Aiken home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Aiken residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Aiken include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Aiken is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.