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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B+
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    B+
  8. Cost of Living
    A-
  9. Health & Fitness
    B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    C+
Aiken County is located in South Carolina with a population of 166,926. Aiken County is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. In Aiken County, most residents own their homes. In Aiken County there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Aiken County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Aiken County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$794
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Aiken County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    225.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    78
    40.7
  • Robbery
    78
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    199.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,444.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    204.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Aiken County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,036
National
$55,322

Aiken County Reviews

52 reviews
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Aiken is home. Aiken is not a big place with tall buildings and or shopping malls. We don't have much to do for the teens around town but I have enjoyed the trees, horses, and the warm welcome of those who have been here most of their lives. All places can approve, especially on how we treat one another as a whole, but I feel everyone is always welcome in Aiken!
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Aiken is all around a safe, quiet, and all-inclusive town. I live in a rural area of Aiken County and i could not be more happy where i am. I tell people how much i love Aiken all the time, it is a fun place to visit and a great place to eat and shop!
Aiken is known for Steeple Chase which has several horses and their skills being shown off. It is also has many retired individuals here along with many mom and pops restaurants. It is a very diverse county that is located about 25 minutes from Augusta, Georgia.