Aiken employment information

IndexAikenSouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$30,773$24,222$28,555
Median household income$53,489$45,033$53,482
Median income owner occupied$69,526$55,527$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,870$27,328$33,219
Median earnings male$43,265$31,966$36,116
Median earnings female$22,508$22,711$25,692
Unemployment rate4.5%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level17.0%18.3%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Aiken is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Aiken is equal to the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Aiken is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Aiken is 9% higher than the national average.

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Aiken median earnings by income bracket

Aiken employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.9%2.7%
Manufacturing sector21.0%0.6%
Financial & insurance services2.1%3.1%
Wholesale & retail services11.3%10.8%
Public administration4.2%4.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.2%2.4%
Education, health & social services12.2%34.4%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
North Augusta, SC21,832$50,7715%
Trenton, SC248$44,00018%
Murphys Estates, SC1,635$41,67522%
Belvedere, SC5,504$39,37526%
Burnettown, SC2,742$34,91235%
Aiken, SC29,980$53,4890%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Santa Paula, CA29,990$53,6920%
Midvale, UT29,957$51,0774%
Texarkana, AR30,015$40,42224%
Niles, IL29,939$48,6669%
Madison Heights, MI30,028$40,82024%
Aiken, SC29,980$53,4890%
Source: The Aiken, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.