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Richmond County

Population in July 2007: 136,381.
Males: 64,189  (47.1%)
Females: 72,192  (52.9%)

Median resident age:  34.5 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $35,938 (it was $30,545 in 2000)
Augusta:

$35,938
Georgia:

$46,007
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $20,498

Augusta CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $102,064 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Augusta:

$102,064
Georgia:

$147,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $125,641; Detached houses: $129,225; Townhouses or other attached units: $114,143; In 2-unit structures: $112,956; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $90,298; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $129,605; Mobile homes: $33,946

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Augusta races chart
  • Black alone - 69,833 (50.6%)
  • White alone - 60,889 (44.1%)
  • Hispanic - 3,010 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1,905 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1,768 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 297 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 208 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 90 (0.07%)

Races in Augusta detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Augusta: 150.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 414 feet

Land area: 94.5 square miles.

Population density: 1443 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Augusta:

  • High school or higher: 76.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Augusta CCD:

  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Georgia:  9.4%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 402 registered sex offenders living in Augusta, Georgia as of April 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Augusta to the number of sex offenders is 339 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Augusta CCD:  0.8% ($564)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (138.6 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (590.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Augusta-Richmond County, GA (1.4 miles ), North Augusta, SC (2.2 miles ), Martinez, GA (2.5 miles ), Gracewood, GA (2.5 miles ), Belvedere, SC (2.6 miles ), Clearwater, SC (2.7 miles ), Evans, GA (2.8 miles ), Beech Island, SC (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 33.46 N, Longitude: 82.02 W

Area code: 706

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.1%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Augusta-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.8 miles away from the Augusta place center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 1/13/1972, a category F3 tornado 27.7 miles away from the place center injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Augusta-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from Augusta center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.2 miles away from Augusta center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Richmond County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Hulk Hogan - Professional wrestler, Amy Grant - (born 1960), singer, Archibald Butt - Military aide to Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, D. James Kennedy - Presbyterian cleric, Montgomery C. Meigs - Union Army general, Vernon Forrest - Boxer, Bennie Briscoe - Boxer, Ronnie Thompson (Georgia politician) - Gospel singer, Joseph Wheeler - Confederate Army general, Goodwin Liu - Judge.

Main business address for: GEORGIA CAROLINA BANCSHARES INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), MORRIS PUBLISHING GROUP LLC (NEWSPAPERS: PUBLISHING OR PUBLISHING & PRINTING), MORRIS PUBLISHING FINANCE CO (NEWSPAPERS: PUBLISHING OR PUBLISHING & PRINTING), GEORGIA BANK FINANCIAL CORP /GA (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Augusta:

  • AUGUSTA VA MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care - Veterans Administration, Government Federal, 950 15TH STREET)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, 3651 WHEELER ROAD)
  • MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1120 15TH STREET)
  • TRINITY HOSPITAL OF AUGUSTA (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2260 WRIGHTSBORO RD)
  • UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1350 WALTON WAY)

Political contributions by individuals in Augusta, GA

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Colleges/Universities in Augusta:

  • Augusta State University (Full-time enrollment: 4,766; Location: 2500 Walton Way; Public; Website: www.aug.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Augusta Technical College (FT enrollment: 2,398; Location: 3200 Augusta Tech Drive; Public; Website: www.augustatech.edu)
  • Medical College of Georgia (FT enrollment: 2,357; Location: 1120 Fifteenth St; Public; Website: www.mcg.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • University of Phoenix-Augusta Campus (FT enrollment: 1,342; Location: 3150 Perimeter Pkwy; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Paine College (FT enrollment: 855; Location: 1235 15th St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.paine.edu)
  • Augusta Area Dietetic Internship-University Hospital (FT enrollment: 12; Location: 1350 Walton Way; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.universityhealth.org)
  • Savannah River College (Location: 2528 Centerwest Pky Bldg A; Private, for-profit; Website: www.savannahrivercollege.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Augusta:

  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 17 miles; Aiken, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,476)
  • Lander University (about 52 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,603)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 53 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,675)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 62 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 5,564)
  • East Georgia College (about 63 miles; Swainsboro, GA; FT enrollment: 2,157)
  • South Carolina State University (about 68 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,851)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 68 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 23,969)

Public high schools in Augusta:

Private high schools in Augusta:

  • AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 307; Location: 1920 HIGHLAND AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ALLELUIA COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 2819 PEACH ORCHARD RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • SOUTHGATE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 75; Location: 2226 PEACH ORCHARD RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TERRELL VISITATION ACADEMY (Students: 41; Location: 2813 REGENCY BLVD STE B; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Augusta:

Private elementary/middle schools in Augusta:

  • EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 492; Location: 2248 WALTON WAY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARY ON THE HILL SCHOOL (Students: 487; Location: 1220 MONTE SANO AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HILLCREST BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 3045 DEANS BRIDGE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HERITAGE ACADEMY (Students: 86; Location: 333 GREENE ST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • THE FIRST ACADEMY (Students: 73; Location: 3633 PEACH ORCHARD RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL (Students: 68; Location: 1016 LANEY WALKER BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BRIGHT BEYOND MEASURE (Students: 48; Location: 2030 LUMPKIN RD; Grades: PK - 3)
  • AUGUSTA SDA SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 4299 WHEELER RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • EBENEZER ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 5; Location: 1699 OLIVE RD; Grades: 1 - 7)
See full list of schools located in Augusta, School District: RICHMOND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Augusta:

  • EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $5,502,209; Location: 902 GREENE STREET; 596,323 books; 10,116 audio materials; 35,190 video materials; 146 state licensed databases; 675 print serial subscriptions; 56 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Augusta: Union Station (A), Augusta Exchange Club Fair Grounds (B), Augusta Farmers Market (C), Green Meadow Golf Course (D), Forest Hills Golf Course (E), Augusta Golf Course (F), Dodge Racetrack (G), Masters Industrial Park (H), Miracle Mile Industrial Park (I), Augusta National Golf Club (J), Flowing Wells Spring (K), Augusta Fire Department Station 11 (L), Augusta Fire Department Station 4 (M), Augusta Fire Department Station 1 (N), Augusta Fire Department Station 6 (O), Bush Field Airport Fire Department (P), Augusta Fire Department Station 13 (Q), Augusta Fire Department Station 6 (R), Augusta Fire Department Station 3 (S), Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Cross Creek Shopping Center (1), Daniel Village Shopping Center (2), Fleming Shopping Center (3), Holly Hill Shopping Center (4), Peach Orchard Plaza Shopping Center (5), Sherman Village Shopping Center (6), Southgate Shopping Center (7), Town and Country Shopping Center (8), Windsor Square Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Augusta include: Bartons Chapel (A), Burns Memorial Church (B), Crestview Church (C), Fleming Church (D), Gardner Grove Church (E), Grace Chapel (F), Greater Mount Canaan Church (G), Woodlawn Baptist Church (H), Druid Park Gospel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Schley Cemetery (1), Magnolia Cemetery (2), Burch Cemetery (3), Carmichael Cemetery (4), South View Cemetery (5), Cedar Grove Cemetery (6), Morgan Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Adams Lake (A), Lake Aumond (B), Carmichael Pond (C), Garden Springs Lake (D), Kerns Pond (E), Kissing Bower Lake (F), Lombard Pond (G), Lake Olmstead (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Spirit Creek (A), Dead River (B), Sadie Morris Creek (C), Rocky Creek (D), Rock Creek (E), Cranes Creek (F), Butler Creek (G), Raes Creek (H), Polar Bridge Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Augusta include: Summerville Historic District (1), Pendleton King Park (2), King Park (3), Highland Park (4), Julian Smith Park (5), Tanglewood Park (6), Reynolds Park (7), Greene Street Historic District (8), Broad Street Historic District (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Augusta Canal Interpretive Center (Museums; 1450 Greene Street Suite 400) (1), Ezekiel Harris Historic House (Museums; 1840 Broad St) (2), Fort Discovery (Museums; 1 7th Street Suite 502) (3), Augusta Museum of History (560 Reynolds Street) (4), Augusta Richmond County Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 2500 Walton Way) (5), Morris Museum Of Art (Art Museums; 1 10th St) (6), Meadow Garden (Historical Places & Services; 1320 Independence Drive) (7), Funsville (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4350 Wheeler Road) (8), Creative Games (Amusement & Theme Parks; 307 Commerce Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Augusta Budget Inn (441 Broad Street) (1), Econo Lodge (444 Broad St) (2), Comfort Inn Medical Center Area (1455 Walton Way) (3), Economy Inn (3061 Deans Bridge Road) (4), Comfort Inn Augusta (629 Frontage Road Northwest) (5), Augusta Lodge (1520 Gordon Highway) (6), Adam's Affordable Inn (1370 Gordon Highway) (7), Amerihost Inn Augusta GA (2650 Center West Parkway) (8), Ashley's (2155 Gordon Highway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government - Public Defender's Office-Augusta Judicial Cir (401 Hale Street) (1), Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government - Juvenile Court (401 Walton Way Lbby) (2), Georgia State Government - Juvenile Justice Department- Department Of Juvenile Jus (2 Lafayette Center 10T) (3), U S Government - Bankruptcy Court- Judge (500 Ford Street East Basement) (4), Georgia State Government - Juvenile Justice Department- Richmond County Juvenile Court- Intake (600 Broad Street) (5), Federal Bureau Of Investigation (1 10th Street) (6), U S Government - Bankruptcy Court- Clerk (933 Broad Street Lbby) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Richmond County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.3. This is about average.
City:

34.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.8. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00523. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00523
U.S.:

0.06353
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 3.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.48
U.S.:

11.08

Drinking water stations with addresses in Augusta and their reported violations in the past:

AUGUSTA-RICHMOND CO WS (Population served: 180000, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In FEB-2002, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-04-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-04-2002), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2002), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2002)
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In JAN-2002, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-04-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-04-2002), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2002), St Public Notif received (2 times from NOV-13-2002 to NOV-13-2002)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-1998 and JUN-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2001), St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2001)
BIG CANOE SUBDIVISION (Population served: 2860, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2003 and AUG-25-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2004), St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2000 and SEP-18-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2001), St Intentional no-action (3 times from SEP-25-2001 to SEP-25-2001)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-1998 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (2 times from SEP-25-2001 to SEP-25-2001)
  • One regular monitoring violation
CRAWFORDVILLE (Population served: 697, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and AUG-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (AUG-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and SEP-13-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (AUG-20-2004), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-03-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2003), State CCR Follow-up Notice (AUG-11-2003)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2002 and JAN-07-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-16-2002), St Compliance achieved (JAN-07-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2000 and JUL-10-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2001), St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2003)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.8%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

21.7%
Whole state:

13.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.4%
Whole state:

6.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Augusta, GA

People in group quarters in Augusta in 2010:

  • 1,099 people in state prisons
  • 894 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 821 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 640 people in college/university student housing
  • 315 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 202 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 186 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 167 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 127 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 117 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 56 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 29 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Augusta in 2000:

  • 1,232 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,221 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,219 people in state prisons
  • 744 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 498 people in nursing homes
  • 244 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 165 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 133 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 95 people in other group homes
  • 64 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Augusta compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center. Capacity: 8,658.

Banks with most branches in Augusta (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 11 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Georgia Bank & Trust Company of Augusta: Georgia Bank & Trust Company Of Augu, Washington Road Branch, Medical Center Branch, Southside Branch, Eighth Street Branch. Info updated 2011/12/15: Bank assets: $1,610.4 mil, Deposits: $1,419.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Southeastern Bank Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Center West Branch, Gordon Highway Branch, Peach Orchard Branch, Augusta Medical Ctr Branch, Walton's Corner Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Washington Road Branch/Agusta, Augusta Mall Drive-In, Walton Way Branch, Broad Street Branch, Forest Hills Branch. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • First Bank of Georgia: Daniel Village Branch, Medical Center Branch, First Bank Of Georgia. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $493.1 mil, Deposits: $411.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Georgia-Carolina Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Martinez Branch at 4065 Columbia Road, branch established on 2008/02/20; Walton's Corner Branch at 3602 Walton Way Extension, branch established on 2008/02/20. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Peach Orchard Road Branch at 2756 Peach Orchard Road, branch established on 1934/01/01; Daniel Village Branch at 3007 Pine Needle Road, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company: Enterprise Mill Branch at 1450 Greene Street, Suite 150, branch established on 2006/05/15; Walton Way Branch at 3617 Walton Way Extension, branch established on 2009/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $875.3 mil, Deposits: $744.4 mil, headquarters in Louisville, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Queensborough Company, The
  • Regions Bank: West Parkway Branch at 1219 Augusta West Parkway, branch established on 1994/06/24; Peach Orchard Branch at 2507 Peach Orchard Road, branch established on 1992/03/02. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Augusta, Georgia:

  • Super 8 Motel Augusta, 2137 Gordon Hwy, Augusta, GA 30906 , Phone: (706) 738-5018
  • Courtyard Augusta , 1045 Stevens Creek Rd, Augusta, GA 30907 , Phone: (706) 737-3737, Fax: (706) 738-7851
  • Days Inn Augusta Wheeler, 3654 Wheeler Rd, Augusta, GA 30909 , Phone: (706) 868-8610
  • Super 8 , 201 Boy Scout Rd, Augusta, GA 30909 , Phone: (706) 733-8200, Fax: (706) 733-8258
  • Hampton Inn Augusta, 3030 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30907 , Phone: (706) 737-1122, Fax: (706) 738-9988
  • La Quinta Motor Inn Augusta, 3020 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30907 , Phone: (706) 733-2660, Fax: (706) 738-3637
  • Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites , Two Tenth St, Augusta, GA 30901 , Phone: (706) 722-8900, Fax: (706) 724-0044
  • The Partridge Inn Hotel , 2110 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30909 , Phone: (706) 737-8888
  • 66 other hotels and motels
All 74 fire-safe hotels and motels in Augusta, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Augusta (based on Richmond County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.70%
Here45.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents40.0%12.6%12.3%4.3%4.2%
Congregations26.5%2.9%12.9%3.5%2.4%
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents3.5%2.7%2.6%2.4%15.4%
Congregations2.4%4.7%2.4%1.2%41.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Richmond County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Richmond County:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 118
Richmond County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 132
Here:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Richmond County:

32.8%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.5%
State:

14.6%

9.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,231 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.51%
Georgia average:

10.98%

0.61% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,658 average AGI)
Richmond County:

0.61%
Georgia average:

0.39%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Columbia County, GA  1.53% ($31,685 average AGI)
from Aiken County, SC  0.64% ($29,020)
from Burke County, GA  0.32% ($21,664)


10.03% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.03%
Georgia average:

9.55%

0.47% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,426 average AGI)
Richmond County:

0.47%
Georgia average:

0.09%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Columbia County, GA  2.32% ($42,199 average AGI)
to Aiken County, SC  0.70% ($30,446)
to Burke County, GA  0.24% ($25,994)

Strongest AM radio stations in Augusta:

  • WINZ (1340 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKIM (1230 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FREDDIE LEE HANDY)
  • WRDW (1480 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTEL (1630 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFAM (1050 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: J.J. & B. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPCH (1380 AM; 4 kW; NORTH AUGUSTA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTHB (1550 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • WKZK (1600 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NORTH AUGUSTA, SC; Owner: GOSPEL RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Augusta:

  • WEKL (102.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGOR (93.9 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: WGOR LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXA-FM (103.1 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WLPE (91.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WSLT (98.3 FM; CLEARWATER, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKSP (96.3 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WKXC-FM (99.5 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WACG-FM (90.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WRMK-LP (100.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: THE GOOD NEWS CHURCH)
  • WPRW-FM (107.7 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSX-FM (92.7 FM; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: EDGEFIELD-SALUDA RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAEG (92.3 FM; EVANS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WCHZ (95.1 FM; HARLEM, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE,LLC)
  • WTHB-FM (100.9 FM; WAYNESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYFA (107.1 FM; WAYNESBORO, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Augusta:

  • WBEK-CA (Channel 16; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: AVN, INC.)
  • WAAU-LP (Channel 18; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: THOMAS J. PIPER)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBPI-LP (Channel 49; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WATCHMAN BROADCASTING PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.)
  • W58CZ (Channel 58; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • W56EE (Channel 56; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Augusta)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 439 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Augusta, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 310 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Augusta)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Augusta)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 127 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Most common first names in Augusta, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary15578.1 years
William15171.4 years
James14469.2 years
John11973.2 years
Robert11370.3 years
Charles9174.2 years
George7473.6 years
Dorothy5775.6 years
Margaret4980.7 years
Ruth4879.4 years
Most common last names in Augusta, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6473.9 years
Johnson5372.9 years
Jones5276.0 years
Williams5074.3 years
Brown4271.1 years
Davis3074.1 years
Walker2872.7 years
Clark2579.9 years
Thompson2576.1 years
Anderson2472.0 years
Businesses in Augusta, GA
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1La Quinta1
AMF Bowling1Lane Bryant1
AT&T5Lane Furniture3
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters1
Abercrombie Kids1Little Caesars Pizza3
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's2
Ann Taylor2Macy's1
Apple Store1Marriott3
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets7
Arby's3McDonald's9
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse2
AutoZone4Microtel2
Avenue1Motel 61
Banana Republic1Motherhood Maternity1
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance3
Bath & Body Works2New York & Co1
Baymont Inn2Nike13
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot1
Best Western1Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Olive Garden1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Outback1
Budget Car Rental1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King6Pac Sun1
Burlington Coat Factory1Panera Bread1
Buybuy BABY1Papa John's Pizza2
CVS6Payless3
Cache1Penske2
CarMax1PetSmart1
Casual Male XL1Pier 1 Imports1
Catherines1Pizza Hut5
Charlotte Russe1Popeyes3
Chick-Fil-A4Publix Super Markets1
Chico's1Quality4
Chuck E. Cheese's1Quiznos2
Church's Chicken5RadioShack2
Clarion1Ramada3
Cold Stone Creamery1Red Lobster2
Coldwater Creek1Red Roof Inn1
ColorTyme1Rite Aid3
Comfort Inn2Rooms To Go2
Comfort Suites1Ruby Tuesday1
Cracker Barrel1Ryan's Grill1
Dairy Queen5Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Days Inn3SAS Shoes2
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In3
Domino's Pizza1Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears2
Econo Lodge3Sephora1
Express1Shoe Carnival1
FedEx27Sleep Inn1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sprint Nextel5
Foot Locker1Staples1
Forever 211Starbucks6
GNC2Subway10
GameStop3Super 83
Gap1T-Mobile6
Goodwill2T.G.I. Driday's1
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block7Taco Bell3
Havertys Furniture1Talbots1
Haworth1Target1
Hawthorn1The Athlete's Foot1
Hobby Lobby1The Room Place1
Holiday Inn5Tire Kingdom2
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us2
Home Depot1Travelodge1
Hot Topic1True Value1
Howard Johnson1U-Haul13
IHOP2UPS46
J. Jill1Vans2
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless3
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York4Waffle House12
Journeys1Walgreens3
KFC3Walmart2
Kincaid1Wendy's2
Kmart1Wet Seal1
Knights Inn1Wingate2
Kroger4YMCA5
Browse common businesses in Augusta, GA


Augusta on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers: (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Health care (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Paper (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Black residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in training schools for juvenile delinquents"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest daily high temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Florists (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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