Living in Aiken

Overview

Aiken, South Carolina is an All-American City (1997 National Civic League.) There is obviously a lot to love about Aiken. Its walkable Downtown makes shopping, eating, and just hanging out a pleasure. The historic homes in Aiken exude a classic southern lifestyle. Again, there is a lot of reasons to love Aiken: The Lobster Races; Aiken’s Makin’; Western Carolina State Fair; Battle of Aiken Reenactment; The Whiskey Road Race; Aiken Triple Crown; Fall Steeplechase – just to name a few of Aiken’s annual calendar of events.

Make Aiken your next home!

A wide range of housing alternatives in Aiken assure that you can find a home that you love and that is within your budget. Homes are available that offer easy access to USC Aiken, the Savannah River Site, and Hitchcock Woods. It is even possible to find an affordable golf course community home. Oh yeah, if you are interested in a place to raise your horses, Aiken as more than a couple of homes that you will fall in love with.

LIVING IN AIKEN

Aiken is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 30,937 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Aiken is the 13th largest community in South Carolina.

Aiken real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Aiken house values don’t compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Aiken isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Aiken are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Aiken is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aiken who work in management occupations (12.60%), office and administrative support (11.50%), and sales jobs (11.06%).

Also of interest is that Aiken has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Aiken ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Aiken, 42.88% have at least a bachelor’s degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Aiken in 2010 was $31,782, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,128 for a family of four. However, Aiken contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Aiken is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Aiken home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Aiken residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Aiken include Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Aiken is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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What are Absorption Rates and Why should you know them?

The absorption rate is the rate at which available homes are sold in a specific real estate market during a given time period. It is calculated by dividing the average number of sales per month by the total number of available homes.

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