Aiken County, SC

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Population

165,707

0.34% growth

Median Age

41


Median Household Income

$47,713

2.71% growth

Poverty Rate

16.7%


Number of Employees

70,753

1.5% growth

Median Property Value

$135,900

1.42% growth

About

In 2017, Aiken County, SC had a population of 166k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $47,713. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Aiken County, SC grew from 165,146 to 165,707, a 0.34% increase and its median household income grew from $46,454 to $47,713, a 2.71% increase.

The population of Aiken County, SC is 66.7% White Alone, 24.5% Black or African American Alone, and 5.5% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Aiken County, SC speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Aiken County, 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 County, SC is $135,900, and the homeownership rate is 72.3%. Most people in Aiken County, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Aiken County, SC is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Downtown Augusta Skyline from the Walton Way Bridge over Sixth Street and the Augusta & Summerville Railroad.

Economy

The economy of Aiken County, SC employs 70.8k people. The largest industries in Aiken County, SC are Manufacturing (10,185 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,979 people), and Retail Trade (8,718 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,719), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,148), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,740).

Median household income in Aiken County, SC is $47,713. Males in Aiken County, SC have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,985. The income inequality in Aiken County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,713

2017 value

± $1,780

2.71%

1 Year Growth

± 4.58%

Households in Aiken County, SC have a median annual income of $47,713, 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 $46,454 in 2016, which represents a 2.71% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,080

Average Male Salary

± $1,419

$40,985

Average Female Salary

± $1,018

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Carolina made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,597 ± $53,271

  2. Asian

    $47,877 ± $7,789

  3. White

    $47,332 ± $1,044

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Aiken County, SC is from South Carolina.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.456

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.695% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 206.01

  2. Census Tract 208.01

  3. Census Tract 212.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Aiken County, SC was Census Tract 206.01 with a value of $83,359, followed by Census Tract 208.01 and Census Tract 212.01, with respective values of $82,868 and $74,962.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Aiken County, 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

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Aiken County, SC (27.2k out of 163k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    14,103 ± 944

  2. Black

    11,015 ± 813

  3. Hispanic

    2,502 ± 404

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Aiken County, 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

70.8k

2017 Value

± 2,068

1.5%

1 Year growth

± 4.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Aiken County, SC grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 69.7k employees to 70.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aiken County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,282 people), Management Occupations (7,001 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,918 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Aiken County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Aiken County, SC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,282 people), Management Occupations (7,001 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,918 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Aiken County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.59 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.43 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Aiken County, SC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($89,293), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,357), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($70,595).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

70.8k

2017 Value

± 2,068

1.5%

1 Year growth

± 4.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Aiken County, SC grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 69.7k employees to 70.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aiken County, SC, are Manufacturing (10,185 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,979 people), and Retail Trade (8,718 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Aiken County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Aiken County, 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 County, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (10,185 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,979 people), and Retail Trade (8,718 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Aiken County, SC has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.98 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.42 times), and Construction (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Aiken County, SC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,719), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,148), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,740).

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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

88.4% of the population of Aiken County, SC has health coverage, with 44.4% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 2.08% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Aiken County, SC was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Aiken County, SC see 2811 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (2841 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2617 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 772 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

2,811 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Aiken County, SC see an average of 2,811 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (2,841 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Aiken County, SC in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

11.6%

Uninsured

44.4%

Employer Coverage

16.1%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

2.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Aiken County, SC declined by 12.2% from 13.2% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Aiken County, 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 County, SC is home to a population of 166k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.48% of Aiken County, SC residents were born outside of the country (7.42k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Aiken County, SC is composed of 110k White Alone residents (66.7%), 40.5k Black or African American Alone residents (24.5%), 9.12k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.5%), 3.33k Two or More Races residents (2.01%), 1.69k Asian Alone residents (1.02%), 380 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.229%), 148 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0893%), and 76 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0459%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Aiken County, SC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.48%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.42k people

4.27%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.06k people

As of 2017, 4.48% of Aiken County, SC residents (7.42k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Aiken County, SC was 4.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    68,828 ± 6,396 people

  2. India

    11,778 ± 2,661 people

  3. Philippines

    9,880 ± 2,438 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 68,828 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 11,778 and Philippines with 9,880.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Aiken County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Aiken County, SC was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    110k ± 116

  2. Black or African American Alone

    40.5k ± 500

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9.12k ± 864

In 2017, there were 2.73 times more White Alone residents (110k people) in Aiken County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 40.5k Black or African American Alone and 9.12k 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 County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Aiken County, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Aiken County, SC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Aiken County, SC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,844 ± 453

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,880 ± 317

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,856 ± 325

Aiken County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

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

Most students graduating from Universities in Aiken County, 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 County, 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 County, 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 County, 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 County, 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 County, 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 County, 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 County, 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 County, 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 County, SC was $135,900 in 2017, which is 0.625 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $134,000 to $135,900, a 1.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Aiken County, SC is 72.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Aiken County, SC have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Aiken County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,713

Median Household Income

± $1,780

65.7k

Number of Households

± 1,889

In 2017, the median household income of the 65.7k households in Aiken County, SC grew to $47,713 from the previous year's value of $46,454.

The following chart displays the households in Aiken County, 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

$135,900

2017 Median

± $2,993

$134,000

2016 Median

± $3,293

In 2017, the median property value in Aiken County, SC grew to to $135,900 from the previous year's value of $134,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Aiken County, 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 County, 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 County, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aiken County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.3%

2017 Homeownership

73.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.3% of the housing units in Aiken County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Aiken County, 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 County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Aiken County, 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 County, SC have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in Aiken County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Aiken County, SC was Drove Alone (84.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.4%) and those who Worked At Home (2.9%).

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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