Aiken

52 reviews
  1. Town in South Carolina
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$847
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    230
    264
  • Murder
    3
    5
  • Rape
    46
    37
  • Robbery
    82
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    798
    1
  • Theft
    3,996
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    187
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,489
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

52 reviews
  • Excellent
    6
  • Very Good
    16
  • Average
    29
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Aiken, South Carolina is quaint little town on the border of Augusta, Georgia. It's known for its vast agriculture and equestrian life. Many people choose to retire in Aiken due to it's homey aurora and unique style of the town.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago
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.
  • Niche User
  • Feb 19 2015
Just like any other town we have day to day silly crimes like shop lifting or burglaries, but there aren't any crimes that are too serious.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago