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Aiken, SC
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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.

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 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%).

The education level of Aiken ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Aiken, 42.44% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

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.