Aiken, South Carolina Population 2020

30,984

Aiken is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 30,984, it is the 15th largest city in South Carolina and the 1251st largest city in the United States. Aiken is currently growing at a rate of 0.33% annually and its population has increased by 4.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,524 in 2010. Spanning over 21 miles, Aiken has a population density of 1,470 people per square mile.

The average household income in Aiken is $76,151 with a poverty rate of 13.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $875 per month, and the median house value is $180,300. The median age in Aiken is 48.7 years, 48.1 years for males, and 49.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.9 males.

Aiken Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Aiken was:

  • White: 67.27%
  • Black or African American: 27.78%
  • Asian: 2.29%
  • Two or more races: 2.01%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.14%
The current population of Aiken, South Carolina is 30,984, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,778.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,524.

Aiken, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,49367.27%
Black or African American8,46227.78%
Asian6982.29%
Two or More Races6132.01%
Some Other Race860.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander680.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.14%

Aiken Population Pyramid 2020

Aiken Median Age

48.7


Total

48.1


Male

49.6


Female

Aiken Adults

There are 25,102 adults, (7,886 of whom are seniors) in Aiken.

Aiken Age Dependency

77

Age Dependency Ratio

45.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Aiken Sex Ratio

Female

16,302

53.51%

Male

14,162

46.49%

Aiken Households and Families

Aiken Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Aiken Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
All64.7%35.3%
Non Family54.9%45.1%
Female41.2%58.8%
Male31.4%68.6%

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,2112.1964.7
Married6,1342.6782
Non Family4,7251.1454.9
Female1,8493.0841.2
Male5032.931.4

2.73

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Aiken Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5282.37%
9th to 12th Grade1,3736.16%
High School Graduate5,07822.79%
Some College4,05418.20%
Associates Degree1,4236.39%
Bachelors Degree5,59025.09%
Graduate Degree4,23419.00%

Aiken Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,66615,0957,993
Black5,6314,4381,408
Asian479440307
Hispanic37531374
Multiple Races12912933
Other Race68499
Islander686022
Native American441616

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.09%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,282$52,088$29,671
Less Than High School$17,188$31,777$12,632
High School Grad$26,156$30,165$23,966
Some College$29,130$53,558$23,301
Bachelors Degree$47,612$68,750$40,696
Graduate Degree$62,669$93,004$51,470

$38,282

Average Earnings

$52,088

Average Male

$29,671

Average Female

Aiken Language

Aiken Language by Age

Aiken Language

94.87% of Aiken residents speak only English, while 5.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.78% of the population.

Aiken Poverty

Aiken Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,8482,20428.08%
White19,3071,4537.53%
Asian69815722.49%
Multiple59513823.19%
Hispanic5359016.82%
Other815365.43%

13.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.63%

Male Poverty Rate

14.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Aiken

The race most likely to be in poverty in Aiken is Other, with 65.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Aiken is White, with 7.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.22%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.14%
High School17.78%
Some College9.17%
Bachelors or Greater1.91%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed45.94%
Female Unemployed35.32%
Female Employed12.86%
Male Employed5.78%

Aiken Income

Aiken Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,050$76,151
Families$70,843$90,872
Married Families$90,641-
Non Families$34,696$48,313

Aiken Marital Status

Aiken Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Aiken Married by Age and Sex

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

Aiken Veterans

2,612

Number of Veterans

2,462

Male Veterans

150

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,156
Second Gulf War446
First Gulf War372
Korea216
World War II180
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,25813.11%
Black3194.65%
Hispanic5911.41%
Other3543.21%

$Aiken Veterans by Education

4.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Aiken Employment Status

52.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Aiken Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

39.92%

Born in South Carolina

95.95%

Native Born

4.05%

Foreign Born

2.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.95% of Aiken residents were born in the United States, with 39.92% having been born in South Carolina. 2.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202030,9841030.33%
201930,8811030.33%
201830,778520.17%
201730,7261030.34%
201630,6232950.97%
201530,3283751.25%
201429,953390.13%
201329,914960.32%
201229,818920.31%
201129,726780.26%
201029,6484,3111.58%
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%