Aiken employment information

IndexAikenSouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$31,390$25,521$29,829
Median household income$54,442$46,898$55,322
Median income owner occupied$70,350$57,389$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,043$29,505$35,192
Median earnings male$38,914$32,196$36,919
Median earnings female$21,778$23,580$26,250
Unemployment rate3.9%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level17.2%17.2%15.1%
The Aiken, SC employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Aiken is $31,390, which is 23% higher than than the South Carolina average and 5% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $54,442, which is 16% higher than than the South Carolina average and 2% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Aiken is 4%, which is 15% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Aiken is 17% which is 14% higher than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$36,291$54,442$108,884
City
$31,262$46,898$93,796
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

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  • The income per capita in Aiken is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Aiken is 2% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Aiken is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Aiken is 14% higher than the national average.

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Aiken median earnings by income bracket

Aiken employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.7%2.4%
Manufacturing sector21.2%0.5%
Financial & insurance services2.0%3.3%
Wholesale & retail services11.0%15.5%
Public administration4.8%4.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.4%1.4%
Education, health & social services13.3%37.9%
Other31.5%27.8%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
North Augusta, SC22,310$50,0989%
Windsor, SC67$46,25016%
Burnettown, SC2,767$41,63525%
Murphys Estates, SC1,376$40,88026%
Trenton, SC271$40,00028%
Aiken, SC30,403$54,4422%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Algonquin, IL30,413$100,02781%
Ballwin, MO30,431$86,49456%
Westfield, NJ30,438$150,486172%
Morgantown, WV30,364$35,50236%
Manchester, CT30,364$55,8751%
Aiken, SC30,403$54,4422%
Source: The Aiken, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).