Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia

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Population in 2019: 197,888 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.4%
 
Males: 96,020  (48.5%)
Females: 101,868  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

34.2 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 30805, 30812, 30813, 30815, 30901, 30904, 30905, 30906, 30907, 30909, 30912.

Augusta-Richmond County Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,914 (it was $32,972 in 2000)
Augusta-Richmond County:

$44,914
GA:

$61,980

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,289 (it was $17,117 in 2000)

Augusta-Richmond County income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $123,900 (it was $73,700 in 2000)
Augusta-Richmond County:

$123,900
GA:

$202,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $190,312; detached houses: $191,036; townhouses or other attached units: $306,894; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $302,729; mobile homes: $68,010

Median gross rent in 2019: $923.

March 2019 cost of living index in Augusta-Richmond County: 89.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 20.9%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.5% for Black residents, 27.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.1% for American Indian residents, 16.5% for other race residents, 22.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Augusta-Richmond County, GA (2019)
    • 111,26156.4%Black alone
    • 64,49832.7%White alone
    • 9,4974.8%Hispanic
    • 6,0693.1%Two or more races
    • 2,9891.5%Asian alone
    • 2,8251.4%Other race alone
    • 1860.09%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: American (13.7%), English (2.3%), German (2.0%), Irish (1.4%), African (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 302.1 square miles.

Population density: 655 people per square mile   (low).

Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia map

7,722 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 1.2% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

3.9%
Georgia:

10.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,538 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $839 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (139.0 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (592.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Augusta, GA (1.4 miles ),
Gracewood, GA (2.1 miles ),
North Augusta, SC (2.5 miles ),
Martinez, GA (2.7 miles ),
Fort Gordon, GA (2.8 miles ),
Beech Island, SC (2.8 miles ),
Belvedere, SC (2.9 miles ),
Clearwater, SC (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 33.43 N, Longitude: 82.02 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +43,080 (+21.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 68,113 (77.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Augusta-Richmond County, GA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Augusta-Richmond County, GA in 2019
Augusta-Richmond County satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 457 buildings, average cost: $65,800
  • 1998: 653 buildings, average cost: $53,400
  • 1999: 606 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2000: 464 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2001: 518 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2002: 537 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2003: 649 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2004: 811 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2005: 586 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 2006: 776 buildings, average cost: $139,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Augusta-Richmond County, GA residents
Average permit cost in Augusta-Richmond County, GA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.9%
Georgia:

5.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +8,297 (+4.4%).
Most common industries in Augusta-Richmond County, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2019
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2019
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.1%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2019
  • Health care (23.2%)
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Augusta-Richmond County, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2019
  • Customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2019
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2019
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.6%)
  • Customer service representatives (6.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)

Average climate in Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia average temperatures Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia average precipitation Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia humidity Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia wind speed Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia snowfall Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia sunshine Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.1. This is about average.

City:

77.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.946. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.946
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.90
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00372. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00372
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Augusta-Richmond County-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.6 miles away from the Augusta-Richmond County city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 1/13/1972, a category F3 tornado 26.0 miles away from the city center injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Augusta-Richmond County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 14% 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 40.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 114.8 miles away from Augusta-Richmond County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 216.9 miles away from Augusta-Richmond County center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 26.8 miles away from Augusta-Richmond County center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 113.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 219.5 miles away from Augusta-Richmond County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Richmond County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Augusta-Richmond County topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Augusta-Richmond County:

  • ARA SOUTH AUGUSTA CLINIC (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • NEPHROLOGY CENTER OF SOUTH AUGUSTA (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • AMARA HEALTH CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • RAI DEANS BRIDGE (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • BLAIR HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • UNIHEALTH POST-ACUTE CARE - AUGUSTA (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • RAI DIALYSIS SERVICES SOUTH AUGUSTA (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; AUGUSTA, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Augusta-Richmond County:

  • Augusta Technical College (about 2 miles; Augusta, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,494)
  • Georgia Regents University (about 4 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 6,862)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 13 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 18 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Denmark Technical College (about 53 miles; Denmark, SC; FT enrollment: 2,050)
  • Lander University (about 54 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 54 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 4,831)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • In listing hospitals near or around Augusta, Georgia: You listed 3: Walton Rebab (a small treatment hospital); Georgia Regional (a state psychiatric facility) and St. Joseph's (a private, for profit hospital). You failed to list: The Medical College of Georgia Hospital (the state's Flagship medical school and teaching hospital); University Hospital (Private, for-profit); Doctor's Hospital (private, for-profit); The Veterans Administration Hospital, Downtown and Midtown divisions(2 full-size hospitals in different parts of the city); and Eisenhower AMC (a full-size hospital at Fort Gordon, still within Richmond County).
Richmond County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.9%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
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

People in group quarters in Augusta-Richmond County in 2010:

  • 5,139 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 1,137 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,099 people in state prisons
  • 894 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 640 people in college/university student housing
  • 411 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 315 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 242 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 186 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 167 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 117 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 68 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 68 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-Richmond County in 2000:

  • 4,404 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 1,459 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,232 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,219 people in state prisons
  • 744 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 554 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 498 people in nursing homes
  • 244 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 166 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
  • 58 people in other nonhousehold living situations

For population 15 years and over in Augusta-Richmond County:

Marital status in Augusta-Richmond County, GA
  • Never married: 43.1%
  • Now married: 33.4%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Augusta-Richmond County:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Georgia average:

12.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Augusta-Richmond County
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Augusta-Richmond County, GA (based on Richmond County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant50,922140
Black Protestant23,93840
Mainline Protestant19,12845
Catholic15,8684
Other5,15117
Orthodox3902
None85,152-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Richmond County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

12.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.8%
Georgia:

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

9.5%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.4%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Augusta-Richmond County:

45.7%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.4
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.4%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.3%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Augusta-Richmond County:

6.7
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

35.0%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

54.9%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Augusta-Richmond County:

81.4%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Augusta-Richmond County, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 499$1,998,117$48,0510$0
Correction 334$1,123,527$40,3661$1,190
Firefighters 310$1,205,039$46,6470$0
Judicial and Legal 256$964,652$45,21858$147,297
Financial Administration 236$918,595$46,70810$2,670
Sewerage 165$407,961$29,6700$0
Parks and Recreation 142$457,557$38,667127$100,735
Water Supply 135$650,603$57,8315$16,431
Other and Unallocable 83$281,165$40,6500$0
Streets and Highways 76$314,611$49,6750$0
Airports 69$312,585$54,3630$0
Transit 51$157,307$37,0130$0
Local Libraries 49$172,774$42,31235$77,911
Police - Other 44$122,857$33,50684$87,858
Solid Waste Management 40$144,799$43,4401$3,946
Housing and Community Development (Local) 30$146,064$58,4267$32,300
Fire - Other 28$143,751$61,6080$0
Health 25$59,832$28,7190$0
Other Government Administration 18$102,191$68,12713$20,288
Natural Resources 0$0 3$291
Totals for Government 2,590$9,683,987$44,868344$490,917

Augusta-Richmond County government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $18,162,000 ($91.78)
    Water Utilities: $15,555,000 ($78.61)
    Sewerage: $10,370,000 ($52.40)
    Regular Highways: $7,056,000 ($35.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,952,000 ($35.13)
    Air Transportation: $4,232,000 ($21.39)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,250,000 ($16.42)
    Air Transportation: $1,969,000 ($9.95)
    Fire Protection: $1,023,000 ($5.17)
    General - Other: $952,000 ($4.81)
    Public Welfare - Other: $890,000 ($4.50)
    General Public Buildings: $538,000 ($2.72)
    Police Protection: $376,000 ($1.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $296,000 ($1.50)
    General: $256,000 ($1.29)
    Financial Administration: $255,000 ($1.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $250,000 ($1.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $216,000 ($1.09)
    Judicial and Legal: $144,000 ($0.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $138,000 ($0.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $120,000 ($0.61)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $106,000 ($0.54)
    Health - Other: $64,000 ($0.32)
    Central Staff Services: $63,000 ($0.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $40,000 ($0.20)
    Corrections - Other: $34,000 ($0.17)
    Correctional Institutions: $33,000 ($0.17)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $40,204,000 ($203.17)
    Sewerage: $39,064,000 ($197.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $38,431,000 ($194.21)
    Water Utilities: $31,224,000 ($157.79)
    Police Protection: $26,954,000 ($136.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $25,114,000 ($126.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $24,747,000 ($125.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,807,000 ($115.25)
    Correctional Institutions: $21,897,000 ($110.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $21,347,000 ($107.87)
    Water Utilities: $18,681,000 ($94.40)
    General - Other: $15,931,000 ($80.51)
    Financial Administration: $15,867,000 ($80.18)
    Air Transportation: $15,253,000 ($77.08)
    Regular Highways: $15,120,000 ($76.41)
    Health Services - Other: $14,052,000 ($71.01)
    Fire Protection: $13,597,000 ($68.71)
    Corrections - Other: $13,155,000 ($66.48)
    Sewerage: $12,454,000 ($62.93)
    General - Other: $9,159,000 ($46.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,152,000 ($46.25)
    Central Staff Services: $8,456,000 ($42.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,128,000 ($41.07)
    Regular Highways: $7,637,000 ($38.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,042,000 ($35.59)
    Central Staff Services: $7,040,000 ($35.58)
    Air Transportation: $6,269,000 ($31.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,419,000 ($27.38)
    Financial Administration: $5,060,000 ($25.57)
    General Public Buildings: $3,666,000 ($18.53)
    Libraries: $2,466,000 ($12.46)
    Health - Other: $2,154,000 ($10.88)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,103,000 ($10.63)
    Libraries: $1,630,000 ($8.24)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,307,000 ($6.60)
    Other Hospitals: $965,000 ($4.88)
    Welfare - Other: $654,000 ($3.30)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $585,000 ($2.96)
    Natural Resources - Other: $390,000 ($1.97)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $40,366,000 ($203.98)
    Benefit Payments: $6,035,000 ($30.50)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $3,546,000 ($17.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,881,000 ($54.99)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $10,953,000 ($55.35)
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $1,062,000 ($5.37)
    Other - Hospitals: $965,000 ($4.88)
    Other - General: $834,000 ($4.21)
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $397,000 ($2.01)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Libraries: $1,630,000 ($8.24)
    Health - Other: $1,551,000 ($7.84)
    Health: $1,223,000 ($6.18)
    Welfare: $375,000 ($1.90)
    General: $67,000 ($0.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $6,605,000 ($33.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,703,000 ($18.71)
    General - Other: $3,132,000 ($15.83)
    Police Protection: $2,243,000 ($11.33)
    Fire Protection: $1,377,000 ($6.96)
    Regular Highways: $1,222,000 ($6.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,059,000 ($5.35)
    Central Staff: $787,000 ($3.98)
    Financial Administration: $764,000 ($3.86)
    Water Utilities: $350,000 ($1.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $335,000 ($1.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $304,000 ($1.54)
    Corrections - Other: $253,000 ($1.28)
    Sewerage: $234,000 ($1.18)
    General Public Building: $224,000 ($1.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $209,000 ($1.06)
    Judicial: $200,000 ($1.01)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $133,000 ($0.67)
    General - Other: $117,000 ($0.59)
    Air Transportation: $102,000 ($0.52)
    Regular Highways: $80,000 ($0.40)
    General Public Building: $29,000 ($0.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000 ($0.14)
    Health - Other: $19,000 ($0.10)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($0.08)
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000 ($0.03)
    Natural Resource - Other: $2,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $69,964,000 ($353.55)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,784,000 ($99.98)

Augusta-Richmond County government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $39,289,000 ($198.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $33,252,000 ($168.03)
    Other: $19,343,000 ($97.75)
    Sewerage: $15,336,000 ($77.50)
    Air Transportation: $12,528,000 ($63.31)
    Other: $6,196,000 ($31.31)
    Air Transportation: $5,699,000 ($28.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,005,000 ($20.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,698,000 ($8.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,312,000 ($6.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $641,000 ($3.24)
    Parking Facilities: $463,000 ($2.34)
    Regular Highways: $41,000 ($0.21)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $378,000 ($1.91)
    From Other Government: $8,000 ($0.04)
    From Local Government: $2,000 ($0.01)
    Interest Revenue: $-139,000 ($-0.70)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,761,000 ($39.22)
    Other: $6,400,000 ($32.34)
    Sewerage: $5,231,000 ($26.43)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,274,000 ($21.60)
    Water Utilities: $4,182,000 ($21.13)
    Public Welfare: $2,229,000 ($11.26)
    Other: $176,000 ($0.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $89,589,000 ($452.73)
    Other: $31,440,000 ($158.88)
    General Support: $30,801,000 ($155.65)
    Other: $9,271,000 ($46.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $31,474,000 ($159.05)
    General Revenue - Other: $16,349,000 ($82.62)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,797,000 ($24.24)
    Interest Earnings: $2,710,000 ($13.69)
    Special Assessments: $2,067,000 ($10.45)
    Sale of Property: $1,490,000 ($7.53)
    Rents: $1,305,000 ($6.59)
    Royalties: $1,243,000 ($6.28)
    Property Sale Other: $3,000 ($0.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $58,934,000 ($297.81)
    Transit Utilities: $1,941,000 ($9.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,315,000 ($47.07)
    Other: $6,806,000 ($34.39)
    Highways: $598,000 ($3.02)
    Public Welfare: $422,000 ($2.13)
    General Local Government Support: $344,000 ($1.74)
    Public Welfare: $262,000 ($1.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($0.02)
  • Tax - Property: $69,098,000 ($349.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $23,759,000 ($120.06)
    Public Utilities: $16,003,000 ($80.87)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $13,016,000 ($65.77)
    Other Selective Sales: $10,987,000 ($55.52)
    Other: $4,387,000 ($22.17)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,563,000 ($18.01)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $3,384,000 ($17.10)
    Other License: $1,640,000 ($8.29)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,470,000 ($7.43)

Augusta-Richmond County government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $578,302,000 ($2922.37)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $544,355,000 ($2750.82)
    Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $185,322,000 ($936.50)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $182,984,000 ($924.68)
    Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $146,458,000 ($740.11)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $138,958,000 ($702.21)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,947,000 ($232.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $26,458,000 ($133.70)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,958,000 ($95.80)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,000,000 ($60.64)
    Beginning Outstanding - Other: $10,479,000 ($52.95)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,500,000 ($37.90)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,500,000 ($37.90)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other - Other: $6,545,000 ($33.07)
    Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,338,000 ($11.81)
    Retired Unspecified - Other - Other: $2,244,000 ($11.34)
    Outstanding - Full Faith and Credit - Other - Other: $1,690,000 ($8.54)

Augusta-Richmond County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash and Deposits: $92,461,000 ($467.24)
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,356,000 ($148.35)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $15,561,000 ($78.64)
    Total Other Securities: $8,255,000 ($41.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $360,943,000 ($1823.98)
    Cash and Deposits: $154,018,000 ($778.31)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash and Deposits: $142,204,000 ($718.61)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,981,000 ($136.34)

9.22% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,601 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.22%
Georgia average:

9.49%

0.24% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,090 average AGI)
Richmond County:

0.24%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Columbia County, GA  1.89% ($41,222 average AGI)
from Aiken County, SC  0.60% ($34,836)
from Burke County, GA  0.27% ($28,424)


9.80% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,129 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.80%
Georgia average:

9.04%

0.25% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,043 average AGI)
Richmond County:

0.25%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Columbia County, GA  2.45% ($46,727 average AGI)
to Aiken County, SC  0.84% ($42,431)
to Burke County, GA  0.25% ($32,590)

Strongest AM radio stations in Augusta-Richmond County:

  • WKIM (1230 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FREDDIE LEE HANDY)
  • WRDW (1480 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTEL (1630 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFAM (1050 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: J.J. & B. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WINZ (1340 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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-Richmond County:

  • WGOR (93.9 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: WGOR LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEKL (102.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WSLT (98.3 FM; CLEARWATER, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WKSP (96.3 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLPE (91.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WFXA-FM (103.1 FM; AUGUSTA, 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)
  • WTHB-FM (100.9 FM; WAYNESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WRMK-LP (100.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: THE GOOD NEWS CHURCH)
  • WYFA (107.1 FM; WAYNESBORO, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Augusta-Richmond County:

  • 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.)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WBPI-LP (Channel 49; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WATCHMAN BROADCASTING PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.)
  • W58CZ (Channel 58; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBEK-CA (Channel 16; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: AVN, INC.)
  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W56EE (Channel 56; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Augusta-Richmond County fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 259Number of bridges
  • 3,694ft / 1,126mTotal length
  • $467,277,000Total costs
  • 4,460,278Total average daily traffic
  • 264,920Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,152,994Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Augusta-Richmond County, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31910-1919
  • 61930-1939
  • 101940-1949
  • 311950-1959
  • 181960-1969
  • 281970-1979
  • 371980-1989
  • 591990-1999
  • 492000-2009
  • 182010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Augusta-Richmond County, GA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 39 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,061$131,729413$120,5242,164$128,264168$46,8366$2,982,000416$76,01365$51,864
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED40$130,73923$91,137187$124,33139$15,3190$018$86,95815$69,682
APPLICATIONS DENIED143$101,807104$71,1871,062$106,773198$25,4280$0114$71,77742$56,705
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN183$120,71975$94,515877$118,30350$51,5140$082$116,20020$215,684
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS21$110,33312$106,437143$118,66710$65,7990$010$111,6004$47,480

Detailed mortgage data for all 40 tracts in Augusta Richmond County, GA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED44$145,91164$153,1294$119,5001$89,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$118,39920$163,7501$54,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$161,6129$153,2221$297,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$69,0007$145,8571$59,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$79,7504$145,5001$54,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Augusta-Richmond County, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Augusta-Richmond County, GA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Augusta-Richmond County, GA
  • 48.5%Electricity
  • 47.9%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Augusta-Richmond County, GA
  • 73.2%Electricity
  • 24.5%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Wood


Augusta-Richmond County compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Augusta-Richmond County on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 50,000+"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care and social assistance (population 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 50,000+"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the largest decrease or smallest increase in house/condo value from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 (30905) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 (30905) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #54 (30905) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #71 (30901) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #83 (30905) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #95 (30905) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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