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Aiken
  • Suburb in South Carolina

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

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Aiken is a suburb of Augusta with a population of 31,516. Aiken is in Aiken County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Aiken offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Aiken there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Aiken and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Aiken are above average.

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About Aiken...
Population
31,516

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,000
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,027
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    489.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    38.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    38.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    102.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    268.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,239.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    319.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

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