Aiken, SC

Aiken profile

Living in Aiken

Aiken is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 30,869 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Aiken is the 13th 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.

Aiken is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 management occupations (13.26%), office and administrative support (11.27%), and sales jobs (10.51%).

Aiken is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.30% 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 $34,773, 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 $139,092 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 Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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