Aiken, SC Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 25,337. Estimated population in 2021: 27,490 (+8.5% change)
Males: 11,803 (46.6%), Females: 13,534 (53.4%)

Aiken County

Zip codes: 29801, 29803, 29805.

Median resident age: 39.5 years
Median household income: $44,172
Median house value: $110,600

Races in Aiken:

  • White Non-Hispanic (65.9%)
  • Black (30.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: English (13.8%), German (11.8%), Irish (10.1%), United States (8.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), Italian (3.4%).

Elevation: 530 feet

Land area: 16.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Aiken

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 38.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aiken city

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

2.6% Foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +4,454 (+21.3%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Aiken:

  • AIKEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (202 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Aiken:

  • WALTON REHABILITATION HOSP (about 19 miles; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • ST JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • GEORGIA REGIONAL HOSP AT AUGUSTA (about 24 miles; AUGUSTA, GA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Aiken:

  • AUGUSTA RGNL AT BUSH FIELD (about 21 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; Abbreviation: AGS)
  • COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN (about 50 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Abbreviation: CAE)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 70 miles; EASTOVER, SC; Abbreviation: MMT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Aiken:

  • AIKEN MUNI (about 7 miles; AIKEN, SC; Abbreviation: AIK)
  • TWIN LAKES (about 12 miles; GRANITEVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: S17)
  • EDGEFIELD COUNTY (about 15 miles; TRENTON, SC; Abbreviation: 6J6)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Aiken:

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT AIKEN (Full-time enrollment: 2,636; Location: 471 UNIVERSITY PKY; Public; Website: www.usca.sc.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • AIKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,430; Location: PO DRAWER 696; Public; Website: www.aik.tec.sc.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Aiken:

  • AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,778)
  • AUGUSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 24 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,300)
  • PIEDMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 53 miles; GREENWOOD, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,406)
  • LANDER UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; Greenwood, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,429)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT COLUMBIA (about 58 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 19,682)
  • MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 58 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,958)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 60 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,880)

Schools

Public high schools in Aiken:

  • AIKEN HIGH/AIKEN HIGH ANNEX (Students: 1,569; Location: 449 RUTLAND DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTH AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,456; Location: 232 E. PINE LOG RD.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SILVER BLUFF HIGH (Students: 880; Location: 64 DESOTO DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Aiken:

  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 1544 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Aiken:

  • MINNIE B KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 976; Location: 274 E. PINE LOG RD.; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • REDCLIFFE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 858; Location: 6741 ATOMIC ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • AIKEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 843; Location: 2050 PINE LOG RD.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • AIKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 843; Location: 101 GATOR LANE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MILLBROOK ELEMENTARY (Students: 739; Location: 255 E. PINE LOG RD.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SCHOFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 721; Location: 220 SUMTER ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CHUKKER CREEK ELEMENTARY (Students: 719; Location: 1830 CHUKKER CREEK ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • EAST AIKEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 617; Location: 223 OLD WAGENER ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • PINECREST/NORTH AIKEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 613; Location: 100 BEAR ROCK RD.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • J D LEVER ELEMENTARY (Students: 599; Location: 2404 COLUMBIA HWY; Grades: PK – 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Aiken:

  • ST MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS SCH (Students: 331; Location: 118 YORK STREET SE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • SOUTH AIKEN PRESBYTERIAN KINDE (Students: 206; Location: 1711 WHISKEY RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • STEPPING STONES (PINE LOG) (Students: 178; Location: 1950 CENTENNIAL AV; Grades: PK – KG)
  • AIKEN PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: PO BOX 317; Grades: PK – 9)
  • MEAD HALL (Students: 96; Location: 129 PENDLETON ST SW; Grades: PK – 6)
  • SUNSHINE HOUSE (THE) (Students: 89; Location: 307 FABIAN DR; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MILLBROOK BAPTIST KINDERGARTEN (Students: 83; Location: 176 E PINE LOG RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ST JOHN’S METHODIST KIND (Students: 60; Location: 104 NEWBERRY ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PRES (Students: 58; Location: 224 BARNWELL AVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • AIKEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 45; Location: 142-A TALATHA CHURCH ROAD; Grades: 6 – 11)

Libraries

Library in Aiken:

  • ABBE REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,159,684; Location: 314 CHESTERFIELD STREET SW; 219,151 books; 5,465 audio materials; 6,558 video materials; 424 serial subscriptions)

 

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