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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    Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt told  ABC News affiliate (http://wjbf.
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    Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, Southeastern is the holding company for Georgia Bank and Trust company of Augusta and also operates as Southern Bank and Trust in Aiken County, South Carolina.
    Employees at Lower Savannah Pre-Release Center in Aiken collected 52 cases of bottled water in cooperation with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office and other local law enforcement organizations, and sent them to flood victims in Columbia.
    Headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, Southeastern is the holding company for Georgia Bank & Trust Company of Augusta and also operates as Southern Bank & Trust in Aiken County, South Carolina.
    A North Carolina landowner wants Aiken County agencies to remove more than 6 million pounds of e-waste from a now defunct recycling center and pay nearly two years of back rent, according to a federal lawsuit.
    The Aiken County Plant Manager Ron Brooks emceed the ceremony, which included speeches from Kazuhisa Nishigai, COO, Bridgestone Corp.
    The opening of the Aiken County Off-Road Radial Tire Plant completes the largest portion of this planned investment.
    Bridgestone's Off Road Radial Tire Plant is the second tire manufacturing plant Bridgestone has built in Aiken County, South Carolina.
    Approximately 350 people now work at the new Aiken County Off Road Radial Tire Plant, and Bridgestone expects to create an additional 200 positions when the location reaches full production in the next two to three years.
    But it was stolen from their home in June, the second burglary in less than a year, according to Aiken County Sheriff's Office reports.