Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Suburb of a Large City
  • Population
    29,107
  • Population Density
    1,031 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    28 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    31 3.4
Aiken is a suburb of a large city in South Carolina with 29,107 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and very low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 31 reviews
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    • 4
    Local Businesses at Aiken: In the historic downtown area of Aiken there are many clothing shops that are quaint and cute. The people that are working in the little shops are always friendly and willing to help you whenever you need it. You leave the shops feeling like you just made a new friend. If you are looking for a great dress for an event or just casual clothes, you will find everything you need downtown.
    • 5
    Food & Drink at Aiken: The water is fresh and it has a wonderful taste. The food is prepared very well, with good seasoning and love.
    • 4
    Local Businesses at Aiken: Everyone is very nice and friendly.
    • 3
    Employment at Aiken: My focus is Music Education, therefore, the outlook of me obtaining a job in this area is slim simply because the demand is low.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Weather at Aiken: The weather is hot and humid in the summer.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Aiken Township 58,399
3.00 New Ellenton Township 10,734

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 North Augusta 20,892

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 29803 36,959
2.66 29801 27,006

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
2.66 Aiken County Public Schools 40

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.33 North Augusta Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Schofield Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Millbrook Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Aiken Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 M.B. Kennedy Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Hammond Hill Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Belvedere Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 North Augusta High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 New Ellenton Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 North Augusta Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Chukker Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 South Aiken High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Paul Knox Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Midland Valley Preparatory School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
2.66 Clearwater Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Aiken High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Jackson Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Byrd Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Midland Valley High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Jefferson Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Silver Bluff High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Gloverville Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Mossy Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Redcliffe Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Leavelle McCampbell Middle School Public 6-8 Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.33 Aiken Preparatory School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
South Aiken Baptist Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Aiken Christian School Private, Religious 6-12 Middle, High
St. Mary Help of Christians School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Mead Hall Episcopal School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Midland Valley Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
St. John's Methodist Kindergarten Private, Religious PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Second Baptist Christian Preparatory School Private, Religious PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
First Baptist Church Kindergarten Private, Religious PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Faith Christian School Private, Religious, Special Education 4-6 Elementary

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
2.66 University of South Carolina - Aiken
1.66 Georgia Regents University
1.66 Paine College
Augusta Technical College
Aiken Technical College
University of Phoenix - Augusta
Virginia College - Augusta
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology - North Augusta
Augusta School of Massage
Lacy Cosmetology School - Aiken
Aiken School of Cosmetology
Michael's School of Beauty
Regina's College of Beauty - Augusta

Around Aiken

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Aiken, SC United States North Augusta, SC
White 66.32% 64.16% 74.21%
African American 27.48% 12.21% 18.17%
Hispanic 2.70% 16.05% 4.15%
Asian 2.50% 4.67% 0.56%
Multiracial 0.72% 1.85% 2.79%
Other 0.14% 0.21% 0%
Native American 0.10% 0.66% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.15% 0.08%

Age

Aiken, SC United States North Augusta, SC
9 years and under 10% 13% 14%
10 to 17 years 9% 11% 10%
18 to 24 years 12% 10% 8%
25 to 34 years 10% 13% 14%
35 to 44 years 10% 14% 12%
45 to 54 years 13% 15% 15%
55 to 64 years 15% 12% 12%
65 and over 22% 13% 15%

Education Levels

Aiken, SC United States North Augusta, SC
Less than a high school diploma 9% 15% 9%
High school diploma or equivalent 19% 29% 26%
Some college or associate degree 27% 29% 32%
Bachelor's degree 27% 18% 20%
Master's degree or higher 18% 10% 12%

Gender

Aiken, SC United States North Augusta, SC
Male 47.6% 49.2% 46.4%
Female 52.4% 50.8% 53.6%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Aiken, SC United States North Augusta, SC
Rent 32.2% 33.9% 30.6%
Own 67.8% 66.1% 69.4%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Aiken, SC United States North Augusta, SC
Assault 193.9 280.9 110.9
Murder 23.4 5.6 9.2
Rape 23.4 29.2 13.9
Robbery 133.7 150.7 78.6

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Aiken, SC United States North Augusta, SC
Burglary 822.5 718.3 586.9
Larceny 4313.1 2276.2 3193.3
Motor vehicle theft 260.8 275.5 300.4

Income

Weather

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Precipitation
4.7"
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