Aiken, SC
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Aiken is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 30,604 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Aiken is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aiken who work in office and administrative support (11.96%), management occupations (11.61%), and sales jobs (9.48%).

Also of interest is that Aiken has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The citizens of Aiken are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.13% of adults in Aiken have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Aiken in 2010 was $30,773, 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 $123,092 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 English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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