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Population in 2012: 18,946 (73% urban, 27% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.1%
 

Males: 8,946  (47.2%)
Females: 10,000  (52.8%)

Median resident age:  43.2 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04330.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,988 (it was $29,921 in 2000)
Augusta:

$33,988
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,519

Augusta city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $132,031 (it was $78,200 in 2000)
Augusta:

$132,031
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $149,665; Detached houses: $160,073; Townhouses or other attached units: $129,688; In 2-unit structures: $161,563; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $156,580; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $77,888; Mobile homes: $37,501

Median gross rent in 2012: $642.

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  • White alone - 17,961 (94.1%)
  • Hispanic - 435 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 276 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 145 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 150 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 121 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Augusta: 93.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (18.3%), English (16.4%), Irish (14.7%), French Canadian (9.0%), German (6.4%), United States (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/20/1797

Elevation: 153 feet

Land area: 55.4 square miles.

Population density: 342 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Augusta:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Augusta city:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 20.4%

614 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.7% North America, 0.7% Asia, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:  3.2%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 113 registered sex offenders living in Augusta, Maine as of November 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Augusta to the number of sex offenders is 168 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,890 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,801 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (52.0 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (153.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (327.8 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Hallowell, ME (1.7 miles ), Chelsea, ME (2.1 miles ), Farmingdale, ME (2.2 miles ), Manchester, ME (2.4 miles ), Randolph, ME (2.5 miles ), Gardiner, ME (2.9 miles ), Windsor, ME (3.0 miles ), West Gardiner, ME (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $62,400
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2000: 24 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $81,100
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2004: 34 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2005: 37 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $169,600
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $156,700

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Latitude: 44.32 N, Longitude: 69.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +16,622 (+87.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,727 (67.4%)

Area code: 207

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Crime rates in Augusta by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000130011
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.05.416.40.00.05.25.2
Rapes 152229168162215911131516
per 100,000 74.8117.5153.985.542.685.6118.180.849.160.370.278.483.7
Robberies 1151631371310412121527
per 100,000 54.826.784.916.069.237.569.853.821.865.764.878.4141.2
Assaults 29161713161831434330323844
per 100,000 144.585.490.269.585.296.3166.4231.5234.4164.4172.8198.6230.2
Burglaries 165201202201154206198183183167222252241
per 100,000 822.31073.11072.01074.2819.91102.11063.0985.4997.6915.01199.11317.01260.7
Thefts 7338049448768719539269319798729651,028914
per 100,000 3652.94292.35009.64681.54637.45098.74971.35012.95336.94777.65212.35372.64781.1
Auto thefts 36402528232241244032212331
per 100,000 179.4213.5132.7149.6122.5117.7220.1129.2218.1175.3113.4120.2162.2
Arson 14141210158181113612412
per 100,000 69.874.763.753.479.942.896.659.270.932.964.820.962.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 288.6342.0404.3322.9289.9347.9392.6373.0380.6330.4367.7404.7409.3

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Crime rate in Augusta detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 54 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Maine average:

1.70

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Augusta, Maine accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -3,090 (-14.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Augusta-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/8/1996, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Augusta city center caused $10,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1971, a category F2 tornado 11.9 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Augusta-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.2 miles away from Augusta center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 79.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 20.1 miles away from Augusta center
On 9/7/2000 at 10:07:40, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 19.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kennebec County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Snows: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Augusta topographic map

Birthplace of: Olympia Snowe - Politician, Rachel Nichols (actress) - Actress, Clark Gesner - Musical theatre composer, George Huntington Hartford - Businessman, Robert Deniston Hume - Cannery owner, Dorianne Laux - Poet, Horatio Bridge - Navy officer, Neistat Brothers - Documentary filmmaker, Seth Williams - Union Army general, David Peoples - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 1/9/60).

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Augusta: Henry A. McMasters.

Main business address for: CENTRAL MAINE POWER CO (ELECTRIC SERVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Augusta:

  • KENNEBEC KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 164 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE)
  • SUPPORTIVE LIVING SYSTEMS INC (Home Health Center, 890HOSPITAL ST)
  • AUGUSTA MENTAL HLTH INST (Hospital, provides emergency services, ARSENAL ST-BOX 724)
  • KENNEBEC VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, provides emergency services, 6 E CHESTNUT ST)
  • MAINE GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 6 EAST CHESTNUT STREET)
  • RIVERVIEW PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (Hospital, 250 ARSENAL STREET)
  • TOGUS VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital,Acute Care - Veterans Administration,Government Federal, 1 VA CENTER)
  • AUGUSTA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Nursing Home, BOX 724 ARSENAL STREET)
  • AUGUSTA MTL HLTH INST SR REHAB UNIT (Nursing Home, PO BOX 724 ARSENAL STREET)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-AUGUSTA (Nursing Home, 188 EASTERN AVE)
  • MAINE GENERAL REHAB AND NURSING AT GLENRIDGE (Nursing Home, 40 GLENRIDGE DRIVE)
  • MAINE GENERAL REHAB AND NURSING AT GRAYBIRCH (Nursing Home, 37 GRAYBIRCH DRIVE)
  • MAINE VETERANS HOME - AUGUSTA (Nursing Home, 310 CONY ROAD)

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Airports and other landing facilities located in Augusta:


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Local government website: www.ci.augusta.me.us

College/University in Augusta:

  • University of Maine at Augusta (Full-time enrollment: 1,699; Location: 46 University Dr; Public; Website: www.uma.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Augusta:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 32 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 52 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 53 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Husson University (about 60 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 68 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of New England (about 68 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 101 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

Public high schools in Augusta:

Private high school in Augusta:

  • DIRIGERE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 19; Location: 10 WILSON ST; Grades: 4 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Augusta:

Private elementary/middle school in Augusta:

  • ST MICHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 361; Location: 56 SEWALL ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Augusta, School District: AUGUSTA

Library in Augusta:

  • LITHGOW PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $604,434; Location: 45 WINTHROP STREET; 58,747 books; 3,301 audio materials; 2,626 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 249 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Augusta: Camp Keyes (A), Augusta Fire Department Western Avenue Station (B), Phoenix House of New England - Phoenix Academy Maine (C), Delta Ambulance Corporation Augusta (D), Buker Community Center (E), Augusta Fire Department Civil Emergency Preparedness (F), Augusta Fire Department Central Station (G), Augusta Fire Department Wells Station (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Augusta include: Friends Church (A), First Union Church (B), Prince of Peace Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Coombs Cemetery (1), Cottle Cemetery (2), Cummings Cemetery (3), Wall Cemetery (4), Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery (5), Kling Cemetery (6), Williams Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Togus Pond (A), Tolman Pond (B), Anderson Pond (C), Wellman Pond (D), Dam Pond (E), Greeley Pond (F), Lily Pond (G), Little Togus Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stickney Brook (A), Sidney Bog Brook (B), Stone Brook (C), Spring Brook (D), Rockwood Brook (E), Whitney Brook (F), Riggs Branch (G), Tanning Brook (H), Stony Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Augusta: Capitol Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Maine State - Maine State Museum- State House Complex (Cultural Building) (1), Children's Discovery Museum (265 Water Street) (2), Maine Cardiovascular Health Council (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 11 Parkwood Drive) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Axell's Scandanavian Inn (Route 202) (1), Comfort Inn Civic Center (281 Civic Center Drive) (2), Best Western Senator Inn & Spa (284 Western Avenue) (3), Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (390 Western Avenue) (4), Country Village Motel-Apartments (458 Riverside Dr) (5), Super 8 Motel (395 Western Avenue) (6), Best Western Senator Inn (284 Western Avenue) (7), Capri Apartments (390 Western Avenue) (8), Super 8 Augusta ME (395 Western Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Maine State - Health Bureau- Human Services Dept- Medical Services- Health Enginee (161 Capitol Street) (1), Maine State - Courts- District Court- Augusta (145 State Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Kennebec County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.7. This is about average.
City:

29.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

13.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.40. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.40
U.S.:

9.59

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

AUGUSTA WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 14750, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Installation/Demonstration - Between JAN-01-1997 and DEC-06-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-1999), St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-1999)
MDOC ST PK - SEBAGO LK-CASCO (Population served: 1500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MDOC ST PK - SEBAGO LK-NAPLES (Population served: 625, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-19-2004), St Public Notif received (SEP-01-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MDOC ST PK - POPHAM BEACH WEST (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
CRYSTAL FALLS DANCE HALL (Population served: 375, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-29-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-29-2005)
MDOC ST PK - MT BLUE-740WELL (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
JONATHANS (Population served: 243, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-06-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAR-09-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between OCT-17-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
WESTERN VIEW GOLF CLUB (Population served: 165, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2002), St Public Notif received (OCT-28-2002), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2002), St Public Notif received (SEP-20-2002), St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2000), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2000), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-12-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Augusta that have no violations reported:

  • MDOC ST PK - SEBAGO LK 1-CNTRL (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MDOC ST PK - POPHAM BEACH EAST (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MDOC ST PK - LILY BAY DW 200`-2003 (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MDOC ST PK - LILY BAY DW 70 (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DIRIGO MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MDOC ST PK - SEBAGO LK 2-CUB (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TOGUS POND MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MDOC ST PK - COLONIAL PEMAQUID (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.1%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 47.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 50.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  51.0%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.3%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Augusta, ME

People in group quarters in Augusta in 2010:

  • 429 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 168 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 91 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 64 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 31 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 23 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Augusta in 2000:

  • 267 people in nursing homes
  • 140 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 66 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 53 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 27 people in other group homes
  • 23 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Augusta compared to Maine state average:

Augusta, Maine environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Augusta Civic Center (Maine). Capacity: 6,777.

Banks with branches in Augusta (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Armory Street Branch, Bangor Street Branch, Civic Center 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
  • The Bank of Maine: Augusta Branch, Augusta Branch, Augusta Branch. Info updated 2011/10/17: Bank assets: $783.5 mil, Deposits: $655.7 mil, headquarters in Portland, ME, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Whitten Road Branch at 23 Whitten Road, branch established on 1967/10/25; Augusta Key Plaza Branch at 286 Water Street, branch established on 1992/03/16. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Northeast Bank: Augusta Branch at 235 Western Avenue, branch established on 1993/03/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $587.1 mil, Deposits: $401.6 mil, headquarters in Lewiston, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Northeast Bancorp
  • Bangor Savings Bank: Capitol Street Branch at 77 Capitol Street, branch established on 2003/03/10. Info updated 2008/12/02: Bank assets: $2,556.3 mil, Deposits: $1,940.3 mil, headquarters in Bangor, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Bangor Bancorp, Mhc
  • Border Trust Company: at 227 Water Street, branch established on 1969/06/23. Info updated 2007/04/06: Bank assets: $48.2 mil, Deposits: $44.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Border Bancshares, Inc.
  • Kennebec Savings Bank: at 150 State Street, branch established on 1870/03/19. Info updated 2008/07/30: Bank assets: $795.4 mil, Deposits: $526.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Augusta Branch at 101 Western Avenue, branch established on 1996/01/02. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Augusta, Maine:

  • Comfort Inn, 281 Civic CTR Dr, Augusta, ME 04330 , Phone: (207) 623-1000
  • Best Western Plus Augusta Civic Center Inn, 110 Community Dr, Augusta, ME 04330 , Phone: (207) 622-4751, Fax: (207) 622-3108
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 390 Western Ave, Augusta, ME 04330 , Phone: (207) 622-6371, Fax: (207) 621-0349
  • Motel 6, 18 Edison Dr, Augusta, ME 04330 , Phone: (207) 622-6000, Fax: (207) 622-1048
  • Quality Inn & Suites Maine Evergreen Hotel, 65 Whitten Rd, Augusta, ME 04330 , Phone: (207) 622-3776, Fax: (207) 622-3778
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, 14 Anthony Ave, Augusta, ME 04330 , Phone: (207) 623-2200, Fax: (207) 623-5050
  • Senator Inn & Spa, 284 Western Ave, Augusta, ME 04330 , Phone: (207) 622-5804, Fax: (207) 622-8803
  • Hampton Inn Augusta, 388 Western Ave, Augusta, ME 04330 , Phone: (207) 622-4077
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Augusta, Maine

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Augusta travel time to work - commute


Augusta mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (85%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Augusta city (based on Kennebec County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.24%
Here36.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents59.6%9.4%6.9%5.4%3.8%
Congregations13.4%14.3%20.5%5.4%8.0%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of the NazareneConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents2.4%1.6%1.6%1.4%8.0%
Congregations1.8%0.9%3.6%2.7%29.5%
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: 24
Kennebec County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Kennebec County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 77
Kennebec County:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 105
Here:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Kennebec County:

28.2%
Maine:

25.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13$52,236$48,2180$0
Other Government Administration 20$51,075$30,6459$3,503
Police Protection - Officers 37$162,992$52,8620$0
Police - Other 16$40,273$30,20511$5,217
Firefighters 43$189,455$52,8710$0
Fire - Other 2$5,209$31,2540$0
Streets and Highways 43$138,880$38,7574$3,145
Airports 4$16,494$49,4822$4,088
Welfare 3$10,368$41,4720$0
Solid Waste Management 4$12,933$38,7990$0
Parks and Recreation 27$94,019$41,78666$58,520
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10$34,856$41,8270$0
Natural Resources 1$3,224$38,6881$536
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 400$1,256,239$37,68773$30,952
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 85$197,905$27,94026$18,288
Local Libraries 8$25,033$37,5509$10,107
Other and Unallocable 7$25,086$43,0052$2,339
Totals for Government 723$2,316,277$38,444203$136,695

Augusta government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,500,000 ($765.33)
    Parking Facilities: $75,000 ($3.96)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $26,949,000 ($1422.41)
    General - Other: $5,319,000 ($280.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,872,000 ($204.37)
    Police Protection: $3,631,000 ($191.65)
    Regular Highways: $3,318,000 ($175.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,600,000 ($137.23)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,975,000 ($104.24)
    Health - Other: $1,339,000 ($70.67)
    Financial Administration: $1,057,000 ($55.79)
    Central Staff Services: $907,000 ($47.87)
    Libraries: $589,000 ($31.09)
    General Public Buildings: $538,000 ($28.40)
    Air Transportation: $424,000 ($22.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $318,000 ($16.78)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $240,000 ($12.67)
    Public Welfare - Other: $56,000 ($2.96)
    Parking Facilities: $23,000 ($1.21)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $22,000 ($1.16)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $624,000 ($32.94)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,000 ($0.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,134,000 ($59.85)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $509,000 ($26.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $232,000 ($12.25)
    Health - Other: $83,000 ($4.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($1.27)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,724,000 ($1463.32)

Augusta government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $2,952,000 ($155.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,684,000 ($141.67)
    All Other: $1,425,000 ($75.21)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $634,000 ($33.46)
    Air Transportation: $432,000 ($22.80)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $67,000 ($3.54)
    Parking Facilities: $35,000 ($1.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $23,000 ($1.21)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $41,000 ($2.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,466,000 ($130.16)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,686,000 ($88.99)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,561,000 ($82.39)
    Donations From Private Sources: $79,000 ($4.17)
    Fines and Forfeits: $53,000 ($2.80)
    Rents: $29,000 ($1.53)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($0.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $13,435,000 ($709.12)
    General Local Government Support: $3,010,000 ($158.87)
    All Other: $1,139,000 ($60.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $324,000 ($17.10)
    Public Welfare: $5,000 ($0.26)
  • Tax - Property: $26,990,000 ($1424.58)
    Other License: $220,000 ($11.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $212,000 ($11.19)

Augusta government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,384,000 ($3081.60)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,296,000 ($1704.63)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,450,000 ($1501.64)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,362,000 ($124.67)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $26,725,000 ($1410.59)

Augusta government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,668,000 ($457.51)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,194,000 ($1646.47)

5.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,721 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($253 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

0.14%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Somerset County, ME  0.77% ($26,873 average AGI)
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.64% ($32,593)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.58% ($36,300)


6.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,476 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($211 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Somerset County, ME  0.81% ($29,363 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.62% ($32,672)
to Androscoggin County, ME  0.50% ($29,339)

Strongest AM radio stations in Augusta:

  • WMDR (1340 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEZW (1400 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Augusta:

  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WABK-FM (104.3 FM; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKCG (101.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCYI (93.9 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEW (91.3 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBCI (105.9 FM; BATH, ME; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Augusta:

  • WPFO (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC)
  • WCBB (Channel 10; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFYW-LP (Channel 69; FAIRFIELD/WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • DW23AB (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: RUSSELL COMMUNICATIONS)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Augusta fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 37
Total length: 352 meters (1,155ft)
Total costs: $4,127,000
Total average daily traffic: 373,580
Total average daily truck traffic: 28,006

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 19
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 7
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Augusta, ME

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Augusta)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 108 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Augusta, ME)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 108 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Augusta)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Augusta)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 144
  • Hazardous Condition: 124
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Augusta


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Augusta, ME

Most common first names in Augusta, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph19775.6 years
Mary18480.7 years
John18272.8 years
Robert16669.9 years
William15474.7 years
George15075.9 years
Charles11273.9 years
Richard10865.7 years
Alice9881.8 years
Harold9573.7 years
Most common last names in Augusta, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Poulin9473.8 years
Smith8076.7 years
Brown7075.7 years
Dostie4576.1 years
Veilleux4474.1 years
Johnson3979.0 years
Gilbert3873.7 years
Beaulieu3871.7 years
Gagne3574.8 years
Stevens3573.5 years
Businesses in Augusta, ME
NameCountNameCount
Aeropostale1McDonald's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Motel 61
Applebee's1New Balance1
Arby's1Nike4
Ashley Furniture1Old Navy1
Bath & Body Works1Olive Garden1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Pac Sun1
Burger King1Panera Bread1
CVS2Payless1
Coldwater Creek1PetSmart1
ColorTyme1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen3Quality1
Deb1RadioShack2
Dennys1Red Robin1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid2
DressBarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts5SAS Shoes1
Eddie Bauer1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear1Sears2
Fashion Bug1Shaw's1
FedEx7Staples2
GNC3Starbucks1
GameStop1Subway4
Gap1Super 81
H&R Block2T-Mobile4
Home Depot1T.J.Maxx1
KFC2Taco Bell1
Kmart1Target1
Kohl's1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular3
Lane Bryant1UPS7
Lane Furniture1Verizon Wireless1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1
Marriott1Wendy's2
MasterBrand Cabinets2YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Augusta, ME

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