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The 2000 Census showed that Aiken County had a population of 142,552 people. This represented 3.55% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Aiken had a population of 156,017 people. This is an increase of 9.45% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010160,099+12.31%+2.62% since 2009
2009156,017+9.45%+0.92% since 2008
2008154,601+8.45%+0.98% since 2007
2007153,098+7.4%+1.5% since 2006
2006150,834+5.81%+1.45% since 2005
2005148,684+4.3%+0.74% since 2004
2004147,589+3.53%+1.13% since 2003
2003145,941+2.38%+0.85% since 2002
2002144,706+1.51%+0.91% since 2001
2001143,405+0.6%+0.6% since 2000
2000142,552The Last Census

Aiken County had 61,987 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Aiken County has a total area<3> of 1,080 square miles [2,798 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (7.79 square miles [20.18 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Aiken County had a population density of 132.9 people per square mile [51.3 people/km²], making it the state's 16th most densely populated county (out of 46 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Aiken County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Aiken and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Aiken County QuickFact (QF-45003).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Aiken County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
North AugustaQF-455069520,88017,57418.81%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Aiken County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Burke (GA)QF-13033   SW22,79722,2432.49%
Richmond (GA)QF-13245   SW199,768199,775---
BarnwellQF-45011   SE22,68823,478-3.36%
EdgefieldQF-45037   NW25,75224,5954.7%
LexingtonQF-45063   NE255,607216,01418.33%
OrangeburgQF-45075   E90,11291,582-1.61%
SaludaQF-45081   N19,09419,181-0.45%

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Census QuickFact for Aiken County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Aiken. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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