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Aiken is a city in Aiken County, in the Augusta metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Willliam Aiken, president of the South Carolina Railroad and Canal Company
The latitude of Aiken is 33.560N. The longitude is -81.719W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 515 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,456.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Aiken demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Aiken County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Augusta area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29801 ZIP code.
12% of Aiken residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Aiken ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Aiken was $23,172, compared with $21,587 nationally.
38% of Aiken residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Aiken include Aiken Winter Colony Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Aiken, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $432. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $980.
Libraries in Aiken include Aiken County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Aiken include Aiken Standard
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WLJK.
Aiken County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Aiken political report.
The average commute time for Aiken workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Aiken between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Aiken include Aiken Hotel, Days Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Aiken, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Guesthouse International Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Howard Johnson Express, Quality Inn & Suites, Ramada Inn ... More hotels.
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