Aiken and Edgefield counties are part of the Aiken-Augusta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) with a population of more than 500,000 and a workforce of more than 245,000. Population growth has been healthy. Aiken County, covering more than 1,000 square miles, is one of the largest geographic counties in the state and has a population of more than 150,000. Edgefield County's population is more than 25,000.
Nearby cities of Augusta, GA and Columbia, SC offer additional and varied residential shopping and entertainment opportunities.
The Savannah River Site is the area's largest employer, and has been responsible for bringing thousands of highly skilled and educated employees and their families to the area.
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