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Aiken County, South Carolina

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Aiken County, South Carolina
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 168,808
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 160,099
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 12,776
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 3.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 79,971
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 74.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $159,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,178
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $375
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $892
Building permits, 2022 1,719
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 66,980
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.47
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 88.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 6.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 91.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 85.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 89.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 28.8%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 10.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 58.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 53.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 271,040
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 576,585
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 191,820
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,013,557
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $11,949
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 24.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $57,572
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $31,770
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2021 2,951
Total employment, 2021 51,248
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 2,809,109
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 0.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2020 12,272
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,208
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,163
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 414
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 228
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,624
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 127
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,688
Population per square mile, 2020 157.7
Population per square mile, 2010 149.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 1,070.69
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,071.03
FIPS Code 45003
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. ] Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

In Vintage 2022, as a result of the formal request from the state, Connecticut transitioned from eight counties to nine planning regions. For more details, please see the Vintage 2022 release notes available here: Release Notes.

The vintage year (e.g., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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