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Augusta, Georgia (GA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents



23.3% of Augusta, GA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 43.0% greater than the poverty level of 13.3% across the entire state of Georgia. Taking into account residents not living in families, 19.8% of high school graduates and 49.6% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 21.1% among disabled males and 29.4% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 74.2%. For comparison, it was 40.3% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Augusta, GA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Augusta:

23.3%
Whole state:

13.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Augusta:

11.2%
Whole state:

5.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Augusta:

21.1%
Georgia:

15.4%
Disability rate in this place among poor males (it is 24.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Augusta:

30.2%
Georgia:

28.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Augusta:

29.4%
Georgia:

21.4%
Disability rate in this place among poor females (it is 24.0% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Augusta:

32.4%
Georgia:

29.6%

Renting rate in this place among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

74.2%
Residents above poverty level:

40.3%

Poverty by age in Augusta, GA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Augusta
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Augusta,GA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 44.9%Under 5 years
  • 24.2%5 years
  • 47.5%6 to 11 years
  • 35.7%12 to 14 years
  • 11.5%15 years
  • 41.6%16 and 17 years
  • 22.7%18 to 24 years
  • 6.0%25 to 34 years
  • 4.9%35 to 44 years
  • 16.6%45 to 54 years
  • 10.3%55 to 64 years
  • 13.0%65 to 74 years
  • 1.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Augusta
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Augusta,GA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 38.3%Under 5 years
  • 83.7%5 years
  • 49.4%6 to 11 years
  • 33.9%12 to 14 years
  • 47.8%15 years
  • 35.0%16 and 17 years
  • 39.5%18 to 24 years
  • 33.7%25 to 34 years
  • 22.5%35 to 44 years
  • 17.8%45 to 54 years
  • 12.1%55 to 64 years
  • 15.4%65 to 74 years
  • 22.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Augusta, GA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Augusta,GA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 19.8%Under 5 years
  • 20.9%5 years
  • 16.9%6 to 11 years
  • 12.4%12 to 14 years
  • 17.3%15 years
  • 12.3%16 and 17 years
  • 17.0%18 to 24 years
  • 9.6%25 to 34 years
  • 8.0%35 to 44 years
  • 6.7%45 to 54 years
  • 5.8%55 to 64 years
  • 2.8%65 to 74 years
  • 4.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Augusta, GA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Augusta, GA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Augusta, GA (%)
  • 15.2%White
  • 28.8%Black
  • 31.6%American Indian
  • 18.6%Asian
  • 43.6%Native Hawaiian
  • 23.5%Other race
  • 19.5%2+ races
  • 20.9%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Augusta, GA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Augusta, GA (absolute numbers)
  • 6,711White
  • 22,520Black
  • 168American Indian
  • 913Asian
  • 109Native Hawaiian
  • 344Other race
  • 1,0132+ races
  • 1,521Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 23.5%Below poverty level
  • 76.5%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 18.1%Below poverty level
  • 81.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Augusta, GA

Children below poverty level:
Augusta, Georgia:

41.7%
State:

18.5%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Augusta:

19.8%
Georgia:

17.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Augusta:

49.6%
Georgia:

44.8%
Poor families by family type
  • 7.8%Married-couple family
  • 2.8%Male, no wife present
  • 89.4%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Augusta not in families by work experience
  • 2.6%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 28.7%Worked part-time
  • 68.7%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 2.9%Both worked full-time
  • 8.4%One full-time, other part-time
  • 10.2%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 13.2%Both worked part-time
  • 23.3%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 41.9%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 1.0%1999 to 2000
  • 3.4%1995 to 1998
  • 2.1%1990 to 1994
  • 8.8%1980 to 1989
  • 15.9%1970 to 1979
  • 18.6%1960 to 1969
  • 25.0%1950 to 1959
  • 11.8%1940 to 1949
  • 13.4%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.8%1999 to 2000
  • 3.7%1995 to 1998
  • 5.1%1990 to 1994
  • 10.3%1980 to 1989
  • 20.8%1970 to 1979
  • 22.7%1960 to 1969
  • 18.7%1950 to 1959
  • 8.9%1940 to 1949
  • 9.1%1939 or earlier
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