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.
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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aiken who work in management occupations (12.60%), office and administrative support (11.50%), and sales jobs (11.06%).
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.
Aiken is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.88% 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 2010 was $31,782, 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 $127,128 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, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Aiken is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.