Masters Golf Tournament.
A wide variety of events take place
all year long in Aiken and its surrounding areas. Christmas lights fill beautiful
Hopelands Gardens in December, and
the downtown area hosts the unique
sport of Lobster Racing each May.
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
Aiken is home to the University of
South Carolina at Aiken, with 3, 123
full-time students. USCA awards baccalaureate degrees in 35 major areas
of study and master’s degrees in three
areas. In addition, the institution offers
a varied program of non-credit continuing education courses for the surrounding and extended community.
The Aiken Regional Medical Center
is the primary local hospital. Other hos-
pitals and medical centers near Aiken
are the Walton Rehabilitation Hospital,
St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the Georgia
Regional Hospital roughly 20 miles
away in Augusta, GA.
The Toyota Technical Center and
Aiken County, SC, have entered into an
agreement in which Toyota Technical
Center has leased 1,640 square feet of
laboratory and support space in Aiken
County’s Center for hydrogen research.
Here, Toyota performs research and development on hydrogen fuel components
necessary for the next generation of fuel
cell powered vehicles. Fuel cell vehicles
are widely regarded as the most promising future technology for environmentally friendly transportation systems.
AikEn At A gLAncE
Geographic Region: inland
Elevation: 324 feet
Winter: 57/34 Spring: 76/51
Summer: 91/70 Fall: 76/52
Avg. Precipitation: 51. 3 inches/year
Median Resident Age: 39
Median Household Income: $44, 172
Median Home Value: $94,300
Hospital: Aiken Regional Medical center
Airport: Augusta Regional Airport
(approx. 30 minutes away)