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Aiken, South Carolina
Welcome to Aiken ...
When the people of Aiken refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Aikenite<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Aiken has a population of 30,721 people<2> (see below for details).
Aiken is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Aiken lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Aiken lies within the (803) area code.
The ZIP code for Aiken: 29801<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Aiken had a population of 29,524 people (which is 18.44% of the total population of Aiken County). This makes Aiken the county's most populous community.
The population of Aiken represents 0.64% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 29,524 people, the population of Aiken increased 16.53% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 25,337 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Aiken had an population of 30,721 people. This is an increase of 4.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.25% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Aiken.
Communities near Aiken ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Aiken and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Aiken.
Communities Also Named Aiken ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Aiken - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Texas (3).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Aiken.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
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Websites for Aiken ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aiken ...
Looking for more information about Aiken? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Aiken, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Aiken.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Aiken: www.cityofaikensc.gov/
The official website for Aiken County: www.aikencounty.net/
The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019