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Welcome to Aiken ...

The city of Aiken is located in Aiken County and is the County Seat for Aiken County.

When the people of Aiken refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Aikenite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Aiken has a population of 30,937 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 is located in 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 (or 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 2016 Census Estimates, Aiken had an population of 30,937 people. This is an increase of 4.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.1% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Aiken.

Communities near Aiken ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Aiken and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2016
Augusta (GA)   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Burnettown   [Map]   2,800   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Edgefield   [Map]   4,752   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jackson   [Map]   1,781   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Johnston   [Map]   2,345   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
New Ellenton   [Map]   2,146   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aiken. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aiken. Our list includes 18 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Aiken:

Websites for Aiken ...

Official Website:   www.cityofaikensc.gov/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.aikenchamber.net/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Aiken, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Aiken.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Aiken. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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: www.sc.com/

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Aiken refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Aiken may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aiken.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aiken - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Aiken). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Aiken or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Aiken. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aiken) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aiken. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aiken

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aiken. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5618, Longitude: -81.7225     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aiken.