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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<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Aiken has a population of 30,869 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Aiken.
Aiken is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<4>.
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<5>
Websites for Aiken ...
Official Website: www.cityofaikensc.gov/
Chamber of Commerce: www.aikenchamber.net/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aiken had an population of 30,869 people. This is an increase of 4.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.83% since the 2000 Census).
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).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Aiken.
Adding Aiken to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Aiken in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Aiken elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Aiken on a Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Aiken on our Genealogy Page.
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.
Communities near Aiken ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Aiken.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aiken. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Aiken.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aiken. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Aiken.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aiken. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page 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: 04 May 2021