Aiken, SC - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Suburb
  • Population
    29,980
  • Population Density
    1,424 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    21 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    52 3.5
Aiken is a suburb in South Carolina with 29,980 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 52 reviews
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    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Aiken: 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.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Aiken: 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.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Aiken: the crimes are really not that bad and the police are good with making it to the scene on time.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Aiken: This place is great to start a family and business.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Aiken: It's worse than it used to be. More violence against cops. But they are very responsive and visible

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
Aiken Township 61,194
New Ellenton Township 11,493

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 29803 37,074
3.33 29801 27,374

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
3.00 North Augusta Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Schofield Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Millbrook Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Aiken Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 M.B. Kennedy Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Hammond Hill Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Belvedere Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 North Augusta High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 New Ellenton Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 North Augusta Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Chukker Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 South Aiken High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Paul Knox Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 Midland Valley Preparatory School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.00 Clearwater Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Aiken High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Jackson Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Byrd Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Midland Valley High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 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
3.00 Mossy Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 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
3.66 Aiken Preparatory School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 South Aiken Baptist Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, 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-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Midland Valley Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Second Baptist Christian Preparatory School Private, Religious PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
University of South Carolina - Aiken
Georgia Regents University
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
Aiken School of Cosmetology
Regina's College of Beauty - Augusta

Around Aiken

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Aiken, SC United States South Carolina
White 62.83% 63.25% 63.92%
African American 28.99% 12.23% 27.42%
Hispanic 4.77% 16.62% 5.26%
Asian 2.37% 4.83% 1.32%
Multiracial 1.02% 2.05% 1.64%
Native American 0.03% 0.66% 0.30%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.16% 0.05%
Other 0% 0.19% 0.09%

Age

Aiken, SC United States South Carolina
9 years and under 11% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 9% 11% 10%
18 to 24 years 12% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 9% 13% 13%
35 to 44 years 10% 13% 13%
45 to 54 years 12% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 15% 12% 13%
65 and over 23% 13% 15%

Education Levels

Aiken, SC United States South Carolina
Less than a high school diploma 9% 14% 15%
High school diploma or equivalent 21% 28% 30%
Some college or associate degree 26% 29% 30%
Bachelor's degree 25% 18% 16%
Master's degree or higher 19% 11% 9%

Gender

Aiken, SC United States South Carolina
Female 54.0% 50.8% 51.4%
Male 46.0% 49.2% 48.6%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Aiken, SC United States South Carolina
Own 69.3% 64.9% 68.6%
Rent 30.7% 35.1% 31.4%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Aiken, SC United States South Carolina
Assault 229.8 264.1 393.8
Murder 3.3 5.2 7.6
Rape 46.0 36.8 47.4
Robbery 82.1 135.0 138.7

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Aiken, SC United States South Carolina
Burglary 797.8 575.0 764.4
Larceny 3995.7 2114.0 3602.4
Motor vehicle theft 187.1 257.3 293.6

Income

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Resident Opinions

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 8 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 7 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 6 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 6 responses

  • 17% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 50% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 33% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 57% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 0% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 7 responses

  • 43% I love everything about it.
  • 29% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 29% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 8 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments