Aiken County, South Carolina Population 2020

Aiken County, South Carolina's estimated population is 168,256 with a growth rate of 0.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Aiken County, South Carolina is the 11th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018169,4011,1450.68%
2017168,2561,1530.69%
2016167,1031,4460.87%
2015165,6571,4440.88%
2014164,2135190.32%
2013163,6947840.48%
2012162,9101,3440.83%
2011161,5661,0350.64%
2010160,53139,59132.74%
1990120,94015,31514.50%
1980105,62514,60216.04%
197091,0239,98512.32%
196081,03827,90152.51%
195053,1373,2216.45%
194049,9162,5135.30%
193047,4031,8294.01%
192045,5743,7258.90%
191041,8492,8177.22%
190039,0327,21022.66%
189031,8223,71013.20%
188028,1120.00%

How Many People Live in Aiken County, South Carolina?

168,256

Aiken County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White117,89170.62%
Black or African American41,28924.73%
Two or More Races3,8452.30%
Asian1,6350.98%
Some Other Race1,5950.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native5950.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander760.05%

Aiken County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Aiken County, South Carolina Median Age

41


Total

39.8


Male

42.4


Female

Aiken County, South Carolina Adults

There are 130,281 adults, (30,578 of whom are seniors) in Aiken County, South Carolina.

Aiken County, South Carolina Age Dependency

67.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Aiken County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

86,162

51.62%

Male

80,764

48.38%

Aiken County, South Carolina Households and Families

Aiken County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Aiken County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
All71.7%28.3%
Non Family64.1%35.9%
Male55.1%44.9%
Female48.6%51.4%

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All66,7102.4671.7
Married33,1032.9884.6
Non Family21,2551.1864.1
Female9,5023.2848.6
Male2,8503.2255.1

3

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Aiken County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,9494.25%
9th to 12th Grade9,8018.41%
High School Graduate37,54332.20%
Some College24,16020.72%
Associates Degree9,3438.01%
Bachelors Degree19,66916.87%
Graduate Degree11,1159.53%

Aiken County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White82,31974,36125,166
Black26,56121,5813,988
Hispanic4,9603,329515
Multiple Races1,3871,313457
Asian1,1451,013651
Other Race86151437
Native American44237551
Islander766822

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 94.66%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.86%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,025$44,385$28,142
Less Than High School$21,824$26,195$14,437
High School Grad$27,445$34,490$21,673
Some College$34,771$46,262$26,626
Bachelors Degree$49,294$63,936$40,521
Graduate Degree$55,557$80,406$50,369

$35,025

Average Earnings

$44,385

Average Male

$28,142

Average Female

Aiken County, South Carolina Language

Aiken County, South Carolina Language by Age

Aiken County, South Carolina Language

93.50% of Aiken County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.92% of the population.

Aiken County, South Carolina Poverty

Aiken County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White109,41612,33211.27%
Black40,17010,76626.80%
Hispanic9,2522,34325.32%
Multiple3,77894825.09%
Other1,56956335.88%
Asian1,63528817.61%
Native595528.74%

16.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.63%

Male Poverty Rate

17.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Aiken County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Aiken County, South Carolina is Other, with 35.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Aiken County, South Carolina is Native, with 8.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.88%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.15%
High School16.29%
Some College9.09%
Bachelors or Greater2.27%

Aiken County, South Carolina Income

Aiken County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,036$66,713
Families$60,628$76,931
Married Families$74,829$91,287
Non Families$29,869$42,836

Aiken County, South Carolina Marital Status

Aiken County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Aiken County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Aiken County, South Carolina 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 55-64.

Aiken County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Aiken County, South Carolina Veterans

13,067

Number of Veterans

12,113

Male Veterans

954

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,940
First Gulf War2,852
Second Gulf War2,112
Korea1,096
World War II447
Name Veterans % of Total
White10,46911.09%
Black2,2777.38%
Hispanic3265.50%
2 or More1548.29%
Indian9417.47%
Other656.40%
Hawaiian810.53%

$Aiken County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

7.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Aiken County, South Carolina Employment Status

57.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Aiken County, South Carolina 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

40.53%

Born in South Carolina

95.34%

Native Born

4.66%

Foreign Born

3.17%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.34% of Aiken County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 40.53% having been born in South Carolina. 3.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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