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
$175,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$834
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    349
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    89
    41
  • Robbery
    161
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    654
    525
  • Theft
    4,268
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    306
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,502
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Aiken Reviews

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Aiken,S.C. Is a beautiful town located on the border of Georgia. With Augusta,GA and Columbia,S.C. Both within driving distance (30-45 minutes), finding a job is the least of anyone's concerns.
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Aiken offers a lot of programs for kids. They have a lot of events that everyone can participate in. It's not overcrowded. I would like to see more job opportunities available in Aiken, SC
Aiken, South Carolina is quaint little town on the border of Augusta, Georgia. It's known for its vast agriculture and equestrian life. Many people choose to retire in Aiken due to it's homey aurora and unique style of the town.