Augusta, GA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    196,395
  • Population Density
    640 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    307 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    201 3.2
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
3.2 from 201 reviews
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    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Augusta: When I very first moved into the area three of my neighbors complained of break ins that they had experienced which did have me a little concerned. I took the proper measures in getting renters insurance and home security and had no issues myself.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Augusta: When I moved into this neighborhood I felt a sense of safety for being a pregnant single mom and later a single mom with a daughter. Although, sometimes I had to walk a little to get to my apartment the neighborhood was so safe and quiet that I wasn't afraid or worried.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Augusta: We have a couple of drug dealers in our subdivision. But they live in there own world and doesn't mess with anybody
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Augusta: The best thing about my neighborhood is that every body is retired military, Also every body looks out each other
    • Parent
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Augusta: The neighborhood has various characters that go up and down the streets. The police are very visible. We have a security and video system.

Nearby Towns

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

ZIP Codes

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

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
2.33 Richmond County Schools 61

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School Public 6-12 Middle, High
3.33 A.R. Johnson Health Science & Engineering Magnet School Public 7-12 Middle, High
3.33 Walker Traditional Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
2.66 Westside High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Laney High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Freedom Park Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 Warren Road Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Pine Hill Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 McBean Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Lake Forest Hills Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Hephzibah Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Academy of Richmond County High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Sue Reynolds Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Tutt Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Willis Foreman Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Goshen Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Cross Creek High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Hephzibah Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Southside Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Diamond Lakes Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Langford Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Spirit Creek Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Merry Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Windsor Spring Road Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Gracewood Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Augusta Preparatory Day School Private 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 Middle, High
2.66 Victory Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 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, High
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
Our Lady of Peace School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Heritage Academy Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
Immaculate Conception Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
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, High
Charles Henry Terrell Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Waynesboro Mennonite School Private, Religious 1-12 Elementary, Middle, 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
University of South Carolina - Aiken
Georgia Regents University
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

Weather

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Precipitation
3.9"
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    Precipitation

  • 3.9"
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    Avg. Temps

  • 58°
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    42°
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    48°
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    Precipitation

  • 3.9"
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  • 4.2"
  • 2.8"
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  • 4.3"
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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 34 responses

  • 59% Yes
  • 24% Not sure
  • 18% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 34 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 34 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 21 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 24 responses

  • 12% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 58% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 29% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 16 responses

  • 25% Very accepting.
  • 69% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 6% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 40 responses

  • 15% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 62% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 20% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 2% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 22 responses

  • 5% I love everything about it.
  • 73% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 18% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 5% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 23 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments