Aiken County SC Information


Aiken County Subdivisions

Aiken County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 169,206
Population in Households 166,752
Population in Familes 136,878
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,454
Population Density1 158
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 68,039
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 45,952
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 76,496 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48,460 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,579 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,457 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $135,849
Average Home Value $183,916


Median Household Income $46,393
Average Household Income $64,217
Per Capita Income $26,202
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 0.73%
Households 0.92% 0.75%
Families 0.72% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Aiken County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aiken County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 78th
Population Density1 # 16 67th
Diversity Index2 # 28 41st
Median Household Income # 9 83rd
Per Capita Income # 7 87th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.