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Aiken, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Aiken had a population of 31,237 as of July 1, 2017. Aiken ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Aiken is located at latitude 33.5307 and longitude -81.7274 in Aiken County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aiken (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Aiken County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 515 feet.

The City of Aiken (GNIS ID: 2403067) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Aiken is located within Aiken Division of Aiken County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Aiken population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Aiken: Plunkett.

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Aiken, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 31,237
Daytime Population: Workers 30,513
Daytime Population: Residents 18,026
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 48,539
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.55
Population in Households 30,148
Population in Familes 23,738
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,089
Population Density2 1,502
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $55,323
Average Household Income $81,930
Per Capita Income $36,085


Total Housing Units 14,963 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,055 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,463 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,445 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $197,144
Average Home Value $265,215


Total Households 13,518
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 8,465
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.77% 0.75%
Households 0.78% 0.75%
Families 0.85% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Aiken, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aiken to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 14 97th
Population Density # 55 86th
Diversity Index # 207 48th
Median Household Income # 49 88th
Per Capita Income # 23 94th

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