Aiken County

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Aiken County, South Carolina

828 Richland Ave W
Aiken, SC 29801
Phone: (803) 642-2012
Fax: (803) 642-2124

On the central western border of SC, east of Augusta, GA; organized Mar 10, 1871 from Edgefield, Barnwell, Lexington, and Orangeburg counties. Name Origin: For William Aiken (1806-87), SC governor (1844-46)

Area (sq mi):: 1080.46 (land 1072.66; water 7.79) Population per square mile: 140.00
Population 2005: 150,181 State rank: 10 Population change: 2000-20005 5.40%; 1990-2000 17.90% Population 2000: 142,552 (White 70.40%; Black or African American 25.60%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 0.60%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $18,772; median household $37,889; Population below poverty level: 13.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,832-$27,350
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 24.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Aiken County seat (27,299)
  • North Augusta (19,095)

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