Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC

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Population

192,327

0.414% growth

Median Age

41.3


Median Household Income

$47,673

2.07% growth

Poverty Rate

16.5%


Number of Employees

78,377

0.669% growth

Median Property Value

$134,600

1.82% growth

About

In 2017, Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC had a population of 192k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $47,673. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC grew from 191,534 to 192,327, a 0.414% increase and its median household income grew from $46,705 to $47,673, a 2.07% increase.

The population of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC is 65.2% White Alone, 26.1% Black or African American Alone, and 5.52% Hispanic or Latino. 6.22% of the people in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC are University of South Carolina-Aiken (522 degrees awarded in 2016), Aiken Technical College (498 degrees), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-North Augusta (60 degrees).

The median property value in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC is $134,600, and the homeownership rate is 72.6%. Most people in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC employs 78.4k people. The largest industries in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC are Construction (5,995 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,529 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,594 people), and the highest paying industries are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing ($149,320), Miscellaneous wood products ($111,551), and Periodical, book, & directory publishers ($106,077).

Median household income in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC is $47,673. Males in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,735. The income inequality in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,673

2017 value

± $1,578

2.07%

1 Year Growth

± 4.18%

Households in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC have a median annual income of $47,673, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,705 in 2016, which represents a 2.07% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$55,808

Average Male Salary

± $6,323

$40,735

Average Female Salary

± $4,886

In 2017, full-time male employees in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $66,144 ± $62,499

  2. White

    $47,085 ± $4,891

  3. American Indian

    $43,111 ± $23,563

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.4 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.448

2017 Wage GINI

0.447

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0768% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $75,053, followed by Forest Acres City & Dentsville PUMA, SC and Charleston City PUMA, SC, with respective values of $65,835 and $62,819.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC (30.9k out of 187k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    15,693 ± 980

  2. Black

    13,014 ± 858

  3. Hispanic

    2,662 ± 409

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

78.4k

2017 Value

0.669%

1 Year growth

± 0.669%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 0.669%, from 77.9k employees to 78.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC, are Cashiers (2,211 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,912 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,897 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Cashiers (2,211 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,912 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,897 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders (39.9 times higher than expected), Astronomers & physicists (23.2 times), and Tire builders (20 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($234,308), Architectural & engineering managers ($135,760), and Civil engineers ($126,662).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

78.4k

2017 Value

0.669%

1 Year growth

± 0.669%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 0.669%, from 77.9k employees to 78.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC, are Construction (5,995 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,529 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,594 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC, though some of these residents may live in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Construction (5,995 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,529 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,594 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of Tire manufacturing (36.3 times higher than expected), Carpet & rug mills (15.9 times), and Fabric mills, except knitting mills (14 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC, by average salary, are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing ($149,320), Miscellaneous wood products ($111,551), and Periodical, book, & directory publishers ($106,077).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $15.9B

  2. $15.2B

  3. $11.7B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $15.9B, followed by Machinery ($15.2B) and Mixed freight ($11.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$163B

2015 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

49.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Carolina trade was $163B. This is expected to increase 49.4% to $244B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $22.2B

  2. $13.4B

  3. $5.71B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $22.2B, followed by Georgia with $13.4B and Tennessee and $5.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.1% of the population of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC has health coverage, with 44.1% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 2.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC see 1483 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1488 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1891 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.1%). Additionally, Lee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for South Carolina.

1,483 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,483 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1,488 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,235

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,491

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,298

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.9%

Uninsured

44.1%

Employer Coverage

15.5%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

2.1%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 12.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 20.1% prevalence

  2. 19.6% prevalence

  3. 18.7% prevalence

Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 20.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC is home to a population of 192k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC is composed of 125k White Alone residents (65.2%), 50.2k Black or African American Alone residents (26.1%), 10.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.52%), 3.51k Two or More Races residents (1.83%), 1.79k Asian Alone residents (0.933%), 454 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.236%), 161 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0837%), and 76 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0395%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC are Spanish (8,598 speakers), German (622 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (385 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

4.25%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.14k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC was 4.25%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,146 ± 1,366 people

  2. Costa Rica

    786 ± 687 people

  3. Philippines

    364 ± 468 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC was Mexico, the natal country of 3,146 Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC residents, followed by Costa Rica with 786 and Philippines with 364.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

97%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    125k ± 116

  2. Black or African American Alone

    50.2k ± 516

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10.6k ± 970

In 2017, there were 2.5 times more White Alone residents (125k people) in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.2k Black or African American Alone and 10.6k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    8,598 speakers (4.73%)

  2. German

    622 speakers (0.343%)

  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    385 speakers (0.212%)

6.22% of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC was Spanish. 4.73% of the overall population of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC are native Spanish speakers. 0.343% speak German and 0.212% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,635 ± 454

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,290 ± 345

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,167 ± 316

Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC awarded 1,105 degrees. The student population of Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC is skewed towards women, with 2,190 male students and 3,999 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC are White (690 and 62.8%), followed by Black or African American (316 and 28.8%), Hispanic or Latino (41 and 3.73%), and Asian (23 and 2.09%).

The largest universities in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC by number of degrees awarded are University of South Carolina-Aiken (522 and 47.2%), Aiken Technical College (498 and 45.1%), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-North Augusta (60 and 5.43%).

The most popular majors in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC are General Business Administration & Management (147 and 13.3%), Registered Nursing (136 and 12.3%), and General Cosmetology (77 and 6.97%).

The median tuition costs in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,882 and $19,788 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 119 degrees awarded

  2. 88 degrees awarded

  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC was General Business Administration & Management with 119 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 522 degrees awarded

  2. 498 degrees awarded

  3. 60 degrees awarded

$9,882

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of South Carolina-Aiken with 522 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

372

Degrees Awarded to Men

733

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 372 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC, which is 0.508 times less than the 733 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    690 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    316 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    41 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC were to White students. These 690 degrees mean that there were 2.18 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 316 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC was $134,600 in 2017, which is 0.619 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $132,200 to $134,600, a 1.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC is 72.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,673

Median Household Income

± $1,578

74.8k

Number of Households

± 1,935

In 2017, the median household income of the 74.8k households in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC grew to $47,673 from the previous year's value of $46,705.

The following chart displays the households in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$134,600

2017 Median

± $2,770

$132,200

2016 Median

± $3,074

In 2017, the median property value in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC grew to to $134,600 from the previous year's value of $132,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%

2017 Homeownership

73.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.6% of the housing units in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.82%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Aiken & North Augusta Cities PUMA, SC was Drove Alone (84.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.6%) and those who Worked At Home (2.82%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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