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Population (year 2000): 25,337. Estimated population in July 2005: 27,490 (+8.5% change)
Males: 11,803 (46.6%), Females: 13,534 (53.4%)

Aiken County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 39.5 years
Median household income: $44,172 (year 2000)
Median house value: $110,600 (year 2000)

Aiken, SC residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Aiken:

  • White Non-Hispanic (65.9%)
  • Black (30.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: English (13.8%), German (11.8%), Irish (10.1%), United States (8.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), Italian (3.4%).South Carolina

Elevation: 530 feet

Land area: 16.2 square miles

Aiken,

For population 25 years and over in Aiken

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aiken city

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

2.6% Foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +4,454 (+21.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: County, GA Augusta-Richmond (22.2 miles pop. 195,182).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (130.0 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (634.9 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: SC (7.2 miles Gloverville, Ellenton, SC (9.3 miles New SC (10.6 miles Burnettown, SC (13.2 miles Clearwater, Windsor, SC (15.0 miles) , SC (15.3 miles Belvedere, Estates, SC (15.5 miles Murphys SC (15.5 miles Trenton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 107 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 1997: 175 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 1998: 172 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 1999: 217 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2000: 192 buildings, average cost: $126,400
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 247 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2004: 297 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2005: 320 buildings, average cost: $112,000

Latitude: 33.55 N, Longitude: 81.72 W

Area code: 803

Aiken, South Carolina business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.4%), Manufacturing (13.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.4%), Retail trade (10.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,560 (+37.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,563 (50.7%)

Crime in Aiken by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 4 0 2
    per 100,000 3.9 15.8 0.0 7.9
Rapes 7 9 8 5
    per 100,000 27.6 35.5 31.6 19.7
Robberies 23 23 29 33
    per 100,000 90.8 90.8 114.5 130.2
Assaults 70 64 38 59
    per 100,000 276.3 252.6 150.0 232.9
Burglaries 170 163 146 172
    per 100,000 671.0 643.3 576.2 678.8
Thefts 925 1,018 933 1,092
    per 100,000 3650.8 4017.8 3682.4 4309.9
Auto thefts 63 53 62 66
    per 100,000 248.6 209.2 244.7 260.5
310.4 330.2 284.2 342.2

Average climate in Aiken, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Aiken-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 24% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Aiken city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category 3 tornado 27.2 miles away from the city center caused $300,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Corey Chavous - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Jan 15, 1976), Matt Hendrix - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 1/22/81), Brandon Key - College basketball player (Winthrop Eagles), Brian Staley - College football player (UT-Chattanooga Mocs).

Main business address for: SECURITY FEDERAL CORPORATION (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospital/medical center in Aiken:
  • AIKEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (202 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Aiken:
  • WALTON REHABILITATION HOSP (about 19 miles; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • ST JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • GEORGIA REGIONAL HOSP AT AUGUSTA (about 24 miles; AUGUSTA, GA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Aiken:
  • AUGUSTA RGNL AT BUSH FIELD (about 21 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; ID: AGS)
  • COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN (about 50 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; ID: CAE)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 70 miles; EASTOVER, SC; ID: MMT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Aiken:
  • AIKEN MUNI (about 7 miles; AIKEN, SC; ID: AIK)
  • TWIN LAKES (about 12 miles; GRANITEVILLE, SC; ID: S17)
  • EDGEFIELD COUNTY (about 15 miles; TRENTON, SC; ID: 6J6)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 79 $327,395 $49,730 0 $0
Police - Other 0 $0   25 $10,979
Firefighters 0 $0   42 $29,583
Streets and Highways 15 $39,759 $31,807 0 $0
Other Government Administration 0 $0   7 $3,117
Sewerage 32 $84,223 $31,583 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 37 $94,080 $30,512 25 $20,074
Water Supply 4 $11,933 $35,799 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 19 $42,903 $27,096 6 $5,911
Solid Waste Management 38 $93,998 $29,683 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $10,798 $64,788 2 $3,443
Financial Administration 17 $59,568 $42,048 4 $5,030
Totals for Government 243 $764,656 $37,760 111 $78,139
Colleges/Universities in Aiken:
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT AIKEN (Full-time enrollment: 2,636; Location: 471 UNIVERSITY PKY; Public; Website: www.usca.sc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • AIKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,430; Location: PO DRAWER 696; Public; Website: www.aik.tec.sc.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Aiken:
  • AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,778)
  • AUGUSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 24 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; FT enrollment: 2,300)
  • PIEDMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 53 miles; GREENWOOD, SC; FT enrollment: 2,406)
  • LANDER UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,429)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT COLUMBIA (about 58 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; FT enrollment: 19,682)
  • MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 58 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; FT enrollment: 5,958)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 60 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; FT enrollment: 2,880)
Public high schools in Aiken:
  • AIKEN HIGH/AIKEN HIGH ANNEX (Students: 1,569; Location: 449 RUTLAND DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SOUTH AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,456; Location: 232 E. PINE LOG RD.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SILVER BLUFF HIGH (Students: 880; Location: 64 DESOTO DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Aiken:
  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 1544 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Aiken:
  • MINNIE B KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 976; Location: 274 E. PINE LOG RD.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • REDCLIFFE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 858; Location: 6741 ATOMIC ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • AIKEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 843; Location: 2050 PINE LOG RD.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • AIKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 843; Location: 101 GATOR LANE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MILLBROOK ELEMENTARY (Students: 739; Location: 255 E. PINE LOG RD.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SCHOFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 721; Location: 220 SUMTER ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CHUKKER CREEK ELEMENTARY (Students: 719; Location: 1830 CHUKKER CREEK ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • EAST AIKEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 617; Location: 223 OLD WAGENER ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PINECREST/NORTH AIKEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 613; Location: 100 BEAR ROCK RD.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • J D LEVER ELEMENTARY (Students: 599; Location: 2404 COLUMBIA HWY; Grades: PK - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Aiken:
  • ST MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS SCH (Students: 331; Location: 118 YORK STREET SE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SOUTH AIKEN PRESBYTERIAN KINDE (Students: 206; Location: 1711 WHISKEY RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • STEPPING STONES (PINE LOG) (Students: 178; Location: 1950 CENTENNIAL AV; Grades: PK - KG)
  • AIKEN PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: PO BOX 317; Grades: PK - 9)
  • MEAD HALL (Students: 96; Location: 129 PENDLETON ST SW; Grades: PK - 6)
  • SUNSHINE HOUSE (THE) (Students: 89; Location: 307 FABIAN DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MILLBROOK BAPTIST KINDERGARTEN (Students: 83; Location: 176 E PINE LOG RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST JOHN'S METHODIST KIND (Students: 60; Location: 104 NEWBERRY ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PRES (Students: 58; Location: 224 BARNWELL AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • AIKEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 45; Location: 142-A TALATHA CHURCH ROAD; Grades: 6 - 11)
Library in Aiken:
  • ABBE REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,159,684; Location: 314 CHESTERFIELD STREET SW; 219,151 books; 5,465 audio materials; 6,558 video materials; 424 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Aiken: Hounds Lake Country Club (A), Palmetto Golf Club (B), Powderhouse Polo Field (C), Harriman Polo Field (D), Highland Park Country Club (E), Aiken Mile Track (F), Aiken Sewage Disposal (G), Post Polo Ranch (H), Whitney Polo Field (I), Aiken City Hall (J), Aiken County Courthouse (K), Aiken County Jail (L), Aiken County Library (M), Aiken Youth Center (N), Weeks Recreation Center (O).

Shopping Centers: Heritage Shopping Center (1), Rich Plaza Shopping Center (2), Silver Bluff Shopping Center (3), Hitchcock Plaza Shopping Center (4), Kalmia Plaza Shopping Center (5), Mitchell Shopping Center (6), Northside Plaza Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Aiken include: Highland Pines Baptist Church (A), Old Zion Hill Church (B), Old Fashion Church (C), North Aiken Church (D), Lockett Chapel (E), Millbrook Church (F), Adath Yeshurum Synagogue (G), Memorial Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Millbrook Cemetery (1), Bethany Cemetery (2), First Baptist Cemetery (3), Saint Thaddeus Cemetery (4).

Lakes and reservoirs: Robinson Pond (A), Holley Lake (B), Hounds Lake (C), Camp Gravatt Pond (D).

Parks in Aiken include: Hopeland Gardens (1), Virginia Acres Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Aiken compared to South Carolina state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Aiken:
  • WFAM (1050 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: J.J. & B. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRDW (1480 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WTEL (1630 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTHB (1550 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPCH (1380 AM; 4 kW; NORTH AUGUSTA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBLR (1430 AM; 5 kW; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Aiken:
  • WKSP (96.3 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAJY (102.7 FM; NEW ELLENTON, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXC-FM (99.5 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSLT (98.3 FM; CLEARWATER, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLPE (91.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WEKL (102.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSX-FM (92.7 FM; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: EDGEFIELD-SALUDA RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACG-FM (90.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WAAW (94.7 FM; WILLISTON, SC; Owner: FRANK NEELY)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WFXA-FM (103.1 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WGOR (93.9 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: WGOR LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZMJ (93.1 FM; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
TV broadcast stations around Aiken:
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • W56EE (Channel 56; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBPI-LP (Channel 49; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WATCHMAN BROADCASTING PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.)
  • W58CZ (Channel 58; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WAAU-LP (Channel 18; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: THOMAS J. PIPER)

 

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