Aiken, SC - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Suburb
  • Population
    29,825
  • Population Density
    1,424 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    21 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    41 3.5
Aiken is a suburb in South Carolina with 29,825 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 41 reviews
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    • 3
    Overall Experience at Aiken: It's more of a retirement area, so there isn't much to do.
    • 3
    Local Businesses at Aiken: Aiken tends to have a lower variety of retail stores than other cities.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Aiken: my overall experience has been amazing and i wouldnt want to be anywhere else
    • 4
    Visiting at Aiken: the visiting is really good, everyone is really friendly and nice
    • 4
    Weather at Aiken: the weather here is really good, it is supposed to rain a lot but does not that much

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Aiken Township 59,821
3.00 New Ellenton Township 10,891

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 29803 37,092
2.66 29801 27,047

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
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, High
South Aiken Baptist Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, 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
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
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 South Carolina
White 62.97% 63.25% 64.01%
African American 30.93% 12.23% 27.56%
Hispanic 3.55% 16.62% 5.16%
Asian 1.82% 4.83% 1.30%
Multiracial 0.66% 2.05% 1.54%
Native American 0.07% 0.66% 0.29%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.16% 0.04%
Other 0% 0.19% 0.10%

Age

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

Education Levels

Aiken, SC United States South Carolina
Less than a high school diploma 9% 14% 15%
High school diploma or equivalent 20% 28% 30%
Some college or associate degree 28% 29% 30%
Bachelor's degree 24% 18% 16%
Master's degree or higher 19% 11% 9%

Gender

Aiken, SC United States South Carolina
Male 45.7% 49.2% 48.6%
Female 54.3% 50.8% 51.4%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Aiken, SC United States South Carolina
Rent 32.1% 35.1% 30.9%
Own 67.9% 64.9% 69.1%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Aiken, SC United States South Carolina
Assault 183.5 278.9 423.1
Murder 3.3 5.0 7.8
Rape 26.7 15.3
Robbery 106.8 159.8 137.0

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Aiken, SC United States South Carolina
Burglary 717.5 573.5 892.6
Larceny 4024.7 2079.6 3770.2
Motor vehicle theft 193.6 235.5 291.1

Income

Weather

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Precipitation
4.7"
4.2"
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5.5"
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    Precipitation

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  • 55°
    33°
  • 60°
    36°
  • 68°
    42°
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