A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$860
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Aiken Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    565
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    89
    41
  • Robbery
    140
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    932
    500
  • Theft
    4,549
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    315
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,442
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Aiken Reviews

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I love the fact that there is much culture, history, and engaging activities to immerse yourself into. The educational system here is excellent and there are many employment opportunities for a smaller area. There is a friendly and diverse mix of people here that provides a welcoming environment. This is a very safe area with lots of living options for homebuyers as well. Overall, I feel that Aiken is a wonderful and has something for just about family large or small!
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Aiken is a wonderful place to live and a fun area to visit. Aiken is an equestrian community. There are Polo matches to watch and Horse races to attend. Both the races and polo matches make for a exciting day with friends, family and food!
Aiken is a fun, safe community that offers something for everyone of all ages. It has a very laid back atmosphere and great restaurants! Aiken has one of the top rated colleges as well as a successful collegiate sports program.