Aiken, South Carolina






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A Taste of Aiken, South Carolina

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT AIKEN?

  1. Aiken is a city in and the county seat of Aiken County, South Carolina, United States. With Augusta, Georgia, it is one of the two largest cities of the Central Savannah River Area. It is part of the Augusta-Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area. Aiken is home to the University of South Carolina at Aiken. The population was 29,494 at the 2010 census. Aiken was recognized with the All-America City Award in 1997 by the National Civic League.

  2. Many of the streets in central Aiken are named for other cities and counties in South Carolina, including Abbeville, Barnwell, Beaufort, Chesterfield, Colleton, Columbia, Dillon, Edgefield, Edisto, Fairfield, Florence, Greenville, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Marion, Marlboro, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Pendleton, Pickens, Richland, Sumter, Union, Williamsburg and York.

  3. The Southside is the southern area of the city of Aiken, which strongly increased in development after the construction of the Savannah River Site. It now serves as the premiere shopping district in Aiken County, being the location of the Aiken Mall, multiple retail stores, and several restaurants. Two large residential communities, Houndslake Country Club and Woodside Plantation, include some of the most prestigious homes in Aiken and have multiple golf courses within the communities.

  4. The median income for a household in the city was $49,100, and the median income for a family was $63,520. Males had a median income of $51,988 versus $28,009 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,129. About 10.1% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.0% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.

  5. Aiken County Farmers Market- The oldest food market in South Carolina.

  6. Center for African American History, Art and Culture- Host special events of African American history.

Radio Stations
WAFJ 88.3 FM Belvedere, SC Christian Contemporary
WAEG 92.3 FM Evans, GA Smooth Jazz
WKSX 92.7 FM Johnston, SC Oldies
WZMJ 93.1 FM Batesburg, SC Sports
WAAW 94.7 FM Williston, SC Gospel Music
WGAC 95.1 FM Harlem, GA News/Talk
WKSP 96.3 FM Aiken, SC Urban Contemporary
WIIZ 97.9 FM Blackville, SC Hip Hop
WHHD 98.3 FM Clearwater, SC Top-40
WAKB 100.9 FM Hephzibah, GA Urban Contemporary
WASD (LPFM) 101.9 FM Aiken, SC Religious
WZNY 102.3 FM Augusta, GA Top-40
WGUS 102.7 FM New Ellenton, SC Gospel Music
WFXA 103.1 FM Augusta, GA Hip Hop
WPRW 107.7 FM Martinez, GA Hip Hop
WYNF 1340 AM Augusta, GA Sports
WNRR 1380 AM North Augusta, SC Sports
WTHB 1550 AM Augusta, GA Gospel Music
WKZK 1600 AM North Augusta, SC Gospel Music

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Demographics of Aiken, South Carolina

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

66.63%

30.30%

0.25%

1.28%

1.49%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Aiken, South Carolina


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. G'S Blessings of Beauty Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  1211 Hampton Avenue Northwest Aiken, SC 29801 (803) 648-5571

  2. JC Penney -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  2441 Whiskey Rd Aiken, SC 29803 (803) 648-8374

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. The Chandler Law Firm -  Category: Legal Services -   225 Chesterfield St. N.W. Aiken, SC 29801 (803) 644-5335  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Autens -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   969 Pine Log Rd, Aiken, S.C. 29803 (803) 502-1307   - (visit website)

  2. Coras Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   415 Abbeville Ave NW Aiken, SC 29801 (803) 642-0362

  3. E & B Soul Cafe -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1255 Edgefield Highway, Aiken, SC 29801-9488 (803) 648-9484

  4. Soul Food Shack -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1624 Hampton Ave NW Aiken, SC 29801 (803) 644-6939

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CHURCHES



  1. Cumberland A M E Church -  111 Kershaw Street, NE Aiken, SC 29801 (803) 648-5406

  2. Ebenezer A.M.E. Church -  367 Gregory Rd., Aiken SC 29805 (803) 641-2000

  3. Noah Church of God in Christ -  261 Charleston Street Aiken, SC 29801 (803) 648-7446

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Club Envy -  Category: Nightclub -   208 University Pkwy., Aiken, SC 29801 (706) 294-9141 or "Travb" (706) 951-2651  - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Juneteenth "Celebrating the Good News'
    (June)  Location: Perry Park - Contact Info Jo-Anne Saunders 208 A The Alley Aiken, SC 29801 jsaunder@aug.edu   - (visit website)

    Juneteenth is the oldest celebrating the ending of slavery.


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