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Aiken, South Carolina

Aiken is a city located in Aiken County, South Carolina and is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 25,337. It is the county seat of Aiken County6.

Geography Aiken is located at 33°32'58" North, 81°43'14" West (33.549397, -81.720689)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.9 km² (16.2 mi²). 41.9 km² (16.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.06% is water.

Demographics As of the census2 of 2000, there are 25,337 people, 10,287 households, and 6,758 families residing in the city. The population density is 604.6/km² (1,566.3/mi²). There are 11,373 housing units at an average density of 271.4/km² (703.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 66.63% White, 30.30% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 1.49% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 10,287 households out of which 28.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% are married couples living together, 13.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% are non-families. 29.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.34 and the average family size is 2.90.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $44,172, and the median income for a family is $56,033. Males have a median income of $50,577 versus $26,328 for females. The per capita income for the city is $23,172. 14.4% of the population and 10.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 21.0% are under the age of 18 and 10.5% are 65 or older.

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