Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    196,395
  • Population Density
    640 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    307 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    62 3.1
Augusta is a midsize city in Georgia with 196,395 residents. It has very low home values, average rent costs, and high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
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    • 2
    Overall Experience at Augusta: I would not choose to live here again if I could do it over.
    • 3
    Visiting at Augusta: The Masters golf tournament attracts hundreds of people every year and brings much economic aid to the city. Other than The Masters, there are few well-known attractions, and nothing to bring people in from neighboring states/counties.
    • 3
    Weather at Augusta: Average, with a lot of bipolarity in Augusta as well as Georgia overall. Ranges from sunny days to thunderstorms in the snap of a finger. The temperature during the transitions of seasons can vary wildly.
    • 2
    Food & Drink at Augusta: Most restaurants in the city are fast food chains, ranging from McDonalds to Checkers. Many sit-down restaurants have bad health inspections and low quality of service.

    There are no safe bars, clubs, or other night life. The only reputable ones are downtown, which are threatened by crime and deviance.
    • 3
    Employment at Augusta: There isn't much variety in the businesses in Augusta. There are few businesses at all in the southern part of Richmond County, with most industry and business being concentrated downtown. The job outlook is not too bright.

    Most businesses here are small businesses, aside from a few Walmarts.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 Belair 11,714
2.33 Jamestown 11,493
2.00 Wheeless Road 9,335
2.33 Richmond Hill 8,682
1.66 Meadowbrook 7,253
3.00 West Augusta 7,109
3.00 National Hills 6,437
3.00 Lake Aumond 6,352
2.00 Pepperidge 6,102
2.00 Richmond Factory 6,040
3.00 Montclair 5,964
2.00 Barton Chapel 5,793
2.00 Old Savannah 5,016
2.33 Highland Park 4,815
2.33 Summerville 4,599
3.00 Westside 3,863
2.33 Goshen 3,860
2.66 Forest Hills 3,576
2.00 McBean 3,432
1.33 South Turpin Hill 3,265
2.00 Industrial 3,185
1.33 East Augusta 2,978
2.66 North Leg 2,964
1.66 Laney Walker 2,599
2.00 West End 2,255
2.00 Harrisburg 2,150
2.33 Cross Creek 2,108
1.66 Albion Acres 2,032
2.33 Academy Bake Avenue 1,867
1.66 Turpin Hill 1,789
1.66 Uptown 1,725
2.00 Central Business District 1,572
2.33 Pendelton King 1,525
1.33 Bethlehem 1,495
2.33 Old Town 1,424
2.00 Gracewood 1,158
2.00 Pinetucky 1,097
2.00 McDade 954
2.33 Sand Hills 923
1.66 May Park 816
1.00 Goodale Landing 363

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 Hephzibah Township 20,546
2.33 Gracewood Township 37,990
2.66 Hephzibah 4,053
2.33 Augusta Township 135,336
2.33 Greens Cut Township 5,762
2.33 Keysville Township 2,801
2.66 Beech Island Township 8,802
3.00 Blythe 641
2.66 Fort Gordon Township 7,209
3.33 North Augusta 21,557
4.00 Martinez 35,543
4.00 Grovetown 11,671
3.00 North Augusta Township 55,400
3.66 Grovetown-Harlem Township 27,984
4.00 Evans Township 89,659
2.33 Wrens Township 4,700
3.33 Southeast Edgefield Township 9,656
2.66 Dearing Township 5,553

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
2.00 30906 60,634
3.33 30907 49,959
2.33 30815 41,845
3.33 30909 38,822
3.00 30813 33,290
2.33 30904 26,108
1.66 30901 16,148
2.66 30905 7,185
2.00 30805 2,452
1.66 30812 440
30912 254

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Davidson Magnet School Public, Magnet 6-12 Middle, High
3.66 A.R. Johnson Health Science & Engineering Magnet School Public, Magnet 7-12 Middle, High
3.00 Walker Traditional Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
2.66 Westside High School Public PK, 9-12 Pre-K, High
2.33 Laney High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Freedom Park Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.33 Warren Road Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Pine Hill Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 McBean Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Lake Forest Hills Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Hephzibah Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Academy of Richmond County High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Sue Reynolds Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Garrett Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Tutt Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.00 Willis Foreman Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Goshen Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 National Hills Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Cross Creek High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Rollins Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Deer Chase Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Hephzibah Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.00 Southside Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Monte Sano Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Diamond Lakes Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.66 Augusta Preparatory Day School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Westminster Schools of Augusta Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Alleluia Community School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Evans Christian Academy Private, Religious 6-12 High
Victory Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Augusta Christian Schools Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Lord's House of Praise Christian School Private, Religious K-11 Elementary, Middle
Episcopal Day School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Mary on the Hill School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
Hillcrest Baptist School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Midland Valley Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Fairview Presbyterian Early Childhood Center Private, Religious PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Our Lady of Peace School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Heritage Academy Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
Montessori School of Augusta Private PK Pre-K, Elementary
Immaculate Conception Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Grace Child Development Center Private, Religious PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
New Hope Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Columbia County Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
The First Academy Private, Religious K-11 Elementary, Middle
Charles Henry Terrell Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Bright Beyond Measure Christian Educational Center Private, Religious, Montessori K-2 Elementary
Waynesboro Mennonite School Private, Religious 1-12 Elementary, High
New Life Christian Academy Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
A World of Hope Child Care Learning Center Private, Religious PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
2.66 University of South Carolina - Aiken
1.66 Georgia Regents University
1.66 Paine College
Augusta Technical College
Aiken Technical College
University of Phoenix - Augusta
Virginia College - Augusta
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology - North Augusta
Augusta School of Massage
Lacy Cosmetology School - Aiken
Aiken School of Cosmetology
Michael's School of Beauty
Regina's College of Beauty - Augusta

Around Augusta

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Augusta, GA United States Georgia
African American 53.95% 12.23% 30.28%
White 37.01% 63.25% 55.41%
Hispanic 4.34% 16.62% 8.93%
Multiracial 2.42% 2.05% 1.59%
Asian 1.63% 4.83% 3.35%
Native American 0.29% 0.66% 0.19%
Pacific Islander 0.22% 0.16% 0.04%
Other 0.14% 0.19% 0.22%

Age

Augusta, GA United States Georgia
9 years and under 14% 13% 14%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 12% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 16% 13% 14%
35 to 44 years 11% 13% 14%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 12% 12% 11%
65 and over 12% 13% 11%

Education Levels

Augusta, GA United States Georgia
Less than a high school diploma 16% 14% 15%
High school diploma or equivalent 31% 28% 29%
Some college or associate degree 32% 29% 28%
Bachelor's degree 13% 18% 18%
Master's degree or higher 8% 11% 10%

Gender

Augusta, GA United States Georgia
Male 48.4% 49.2% 48.9%
Female 51.6% 50.8% 51.1%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Augusta, GA United States Georgia
Rent 46.0% 35.1% 34.9%
Own 54.0% 64.9% 65.1%

Income