Aiken, South Carolina 

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Population

30,277

+5.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.0%

Median Income

$53,489

Median Home Price

$142,500

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Best Places to Live in Aiken, South Carolina

Mid-sized city - Georgia–South Carolina border along the Savannah River . October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Aiken, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Aiken, SC Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Historic interest
Cost of living
Healthcare
Cons
Arts and culture
Entertainment
Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Augusta-Richmond County Metro Area

Those familiar with professional golf know Augusta. The city emerged after the turn of the 19th century as a winter escape for northerners. Resorts and country clubs, including the heralded Augusta National Country Club, opened at that time. During most of the year, Augusta is a tranquil, Mid-sized southern city with varied small industry and commercial activity. In April the Masters golf tournament brings worldwide attention and crowds. People with nicer homes rent them to visiting dignitaries and executives (and receive a tax break thanks to a federal tax loophole seemingly designed for this event).


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: South Carolina
County: Aiken County
Metro Area: Augusta-Richmond County Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat conservative
City: Aiken
Zip Codes: 29803 29801
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 136 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Aiken is 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Aiken jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Aiken's cost of living is 14.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Aiken's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Aiken county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 60.6% to 37.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Aiken's population is 30,277 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 5.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Aiken is Real Estate: $142,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.2%.

SCHOOLS
Aiken public schools spend $9,576 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.6 students per teacher in Aiken. More Education



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Housing Market in Aiken

It's a good time to buy in Aiken. Home Appreciation is up 5.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Aiken is $142,500.

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Reviews for Aiken   34 Reviews
Moving here was hard, but I love Aiken - 2/21/2020
I'm going on 3 years living in Aiken. Moving here not having any family or friends was difficult. I'm thankful for the people I have met who now feel like lifelong... Read More

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Almost Perfect, Magical Place. - 1/4/2020
Aiken is a magical place. It is beautiful and historic, has all the amenities, and Hitchcock Woods is a treasure! I feel blessed to have lived in Aiken for 3 years. As a... Read More

I'm young and I like Aiken - 12/10/2019
Aiken is a unique town to visit or live in. I've lived in Toronto, ON Canada, Lynchburg, VA and in Aiken. I am 24 years old and moved here from VA just over two years... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA
29803 29801

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