Aiken, South Carolina Population 2021

31,041
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Aiken is a city located in Aiken County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 31,041, it is the 15th largest city in South Carolina and the 1253rd largest city in the United States . Aiken is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually and its population has increased by 5.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,524 in 2010. Aiken reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 21 miles, Aiken has a population density of 1,473 people per square mile.

The average household income in Aiken is $79,933 with a poverty rate of 12.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $951 per month, and the median house value is $188,600. The median age in Aiken is 47.7 years, 44.7 years for males, and 48.9 years for females.

Aiken Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Aikenwas:

  • White: 65.48%
  • Black or African American: 30.75%
  • Two or more races: 1.60%
  • Asian: 1.53%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%
  • Other race: 0.16%
The current population of Aiken, South Carolina is 31,041 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,869.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,524.

Aiken, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,08265.48%
Black or African American9,43230.75%
Two or More Races4911.60%
Asian4681.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native810.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander690.22%
Some Other Race480.16%
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Aiken Population by Race

Aiken Population Pyramid $2021

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Aiken Median Age

47.7


Total

44.7


Male

48.9


Female

Aiken Adults

There are 25,085 adults, (7,966 of whom are seniors) in Aiken.

Aiken Age Dependency

79.2

Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Aiken Sex Ratio

Female

16,872

55.01%

Male

13,799

44.99%

Aiken Population by Age

Aiken Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Aiken Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male35%65%
Female48.1%51.9%
Non Family57.5%42.5%
All65.9%34.1%
Married80.1%19.9%

65.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Aiken Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,9232.2565.9
Married6,0772.7480.1
Non Family4,4441.1557.5
Female1,8853.1148.1
Male5172.8135

2.79

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

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Aiken Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5402.44%
9th to 12th Grade1,3686.18%
High School Graduate5,31523.99%
Some College4,14418.71%
Associates Degree1,6357.38%
Bachelors Degree5,25123.71%
Graduate Degree3,89817.60%
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Aiken Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Aiken Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,27914,7657,557
Black6,0534,7951,304
Asian430372165
Hispanic23618351
2+ Races11111136
Native American815317
Islander695819
Other Race2855

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 49.46%.

Aiken Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,232$55,941$28,446
Less Than 9th Grade$17,934$31,449$13,611
High School Graduate$27,132$31,695$24,895
Some College$28,136$50,093$21,871
Bachelors Degree$48,837$79,063$39,273
Graduate Degree$67,500$97,656$51,587

$39,232

Average Earnings

$55,941

Average Male

$28,446

Average Female

Aiken Earnings by Educational Attainment

Aiken Language by Age

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Aiken Language

96.04% of Aiken residents speak only English, while 3.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.43% of the population.

Aiken Language

Aiken Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,8562,39827.08%
White18,9921,2196.42%
Hispanic4044210.40%
Other421433.33%
Multiple465102.15%

12.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.97%

Male Poverty Rate

13.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Aiken

The race most likely to be in poverty in Aiken is Other, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Aiken is Multiple, with 2.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.48%.

Aiken Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.73%
High School13.09%
Some College8.33%
Bachelors or Greater1.91%

Aiken Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.49%
Male Unemployed23.68%
Female Employed12.45%
Male Employed5.07%

Aiken Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Aiken Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,199$79,933
Families$73,556$92,628
Married Families$92,841-
Non Families$34,962$52,833
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Income by Household Type

Aiken Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Aiken Married by Age and Sex

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Aiken Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Aiken Marital Status by Race

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Aiken Marital Status

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2,746

Number of Veterans

2,466

Male Veterans

280

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,122
Second Gulf War663
First Gulf War520
World War II131
Korea110

Aiken Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74744
75+642
55 to 64606
35 to 54423
18 to 34331

Aiken Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,16412.91%
Black5597.58%
Hispanic4912.13%
Other Race2354.76%

Aiken Veterans by Race

Aiken Veterans by Education

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1.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Aiken Veterans by Education

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52.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Aiken Employment by Age

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Aiken Employment by Race

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Aiken Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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38.95%

Born in Aiken

96.83%

Native Born

3.17%

Foreign Born

1.39%

Non Citizen

1.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.83% of Aiken residents were born in the United States, with 38.95% having been born in South Carolina. 1.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Aiken Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202131,041860.28%
202030,955860.28%
201930,869860.28%
201830,783430.14%
201730,7401130.37%
201630,6273021.00%
201530,3253741.25%
201429,951340.11%
201329,917970.33%
201229,820900.30%
201129,730750.25%
201029,6554,3181.59%
200025,3375,4652.46%
199019,8724,8942.87%
198014,9781,5421.09%
197013,4362,1931.80%
196011,2434,1604.73%
19507,0839151.39%
19406,1681350.22%
19306,0331,9303.93%
19204,1031920.48%
19103,9114971.37%
19003,4140.00%

Aiken Population by Year