According to the most recent Aiken County South Carolina demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Aiken County shows it has a Population 2021 of 168,045 which is the third most populous of all other counties in the greater Aiken County region. The county with the highest population in the area is Lexington County which shows a population of 291,723 (73.6% larger). Figure 3 uses the Aiken County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Aiken County South Carolina shows an increase of 7,946 (5%).
The total Aiken County South Carolina greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Aiken County depicts it has a Population Change of 5.0% which is the third most population percent change of all other counties in the greater Aiken County region.
Looking at the Aiken County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Aiken County South Carolina depicts it has 157 people per square mile which is in the mid range of other counties in the area. The next higher as measured by population density is Lexington County approximately 2.7 times bigger with population density of 417. The county with the highest population density in the area is Richmond County which depicts a people per square mile of 634 (approximately 4.0 times bigger). Figure 6 provides Aiken County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Aiken County shows it has a Median Age of 41.2 which is in the mid point range of other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Edgefield County which shows an age of 43.0 (only about 4.4% larger).
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Aiken County population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Aiken County South Carolina has the largest proportion of people between 50 and 59 yeasr old at 14.0% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 9 shows the Aiken County South Carolina Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Aiken County depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 6.0% which is less than most other counties in the local area.
Aiken County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Aiken County households. Aiken County shows it has a Family Size of 3.1 which is the second smallest when sorted by average family size of all the other counties in the surrounding region. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Columbia County which depicts an average family size of 3.9 (25.4% larger).
Looking at Aiken County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Aiken County shows it has a Married-couple family of 74% which is in the middle range of other counties in the local area. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Columbia County which shows a husband and wife family percent of 81% (9.2% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Aiken County shows it has a Birth Rate of 6.2% which is the highest of all counties in the greater Aiken County region. Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 30 to 34 at 24% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 40 to 44 at 3% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Edgefield County (18%), and #1 Saluda County (32%) are larger.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Aiken County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Aiken County shows it has a Total Single People of 47% which is in the middle range of other counties in the local area. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Richmond County which depicts a percent single of 65% (36.5% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Aiken County is about 6.1% smaller. Also, in contrast to the state of South Carolina, percent of people who are single for any reason of 50%, Aiken County is only about 5.0% smaller.
Aiken County Citizenship Demographics Charts
Aiken County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
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