Augusta–Richmond County is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia. The city was named after Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (1719–1772). Augusta Georgia is a place that may resemble a city or town but lacks its own government.
Augusta is the principal city of the Augusta–Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area. Modern Augusta is the main trading center for the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), serving a 13-county and 41-city region in the eastern portion of central Georgia. It is the third-largest city and the second-largest metro area in the state after Atlanta. It is the 116th-largest city in the United States. Internationally, Augusta is best known for hosting The Masters golf tournament each spring.
Augusta is located on the Georgia/South Carolina border, about 150 miles (240 km) east of Atlanta and 70 miles (110 km) west of Columbia. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Augusta–Richmond County balance has a total area of 306.5 square miles (793.8 km2). 302.1 square miles (782.4 km2) of it is land and 4.3 square miles (11.1 km2) of it (1.42%) is water.
The County is famous for the Clarks Hill Dam which is built on the fall line near Augusta, near the border of Columbia County.
POPULATION OF AUGUSTA IN 2017:
Talking about population, in order to check out the population of Augusta in 2017, we need to have a look at the population of the past 5 years. They are as per the following:
- 2012 – 113,925
- 2013 – 121,140
- 2014 – 128,355
- 2015 – 135,570
- 2016 – 142,785
AUGUSTA Population 2017 – 150,000 (Estimated)
According to the most recent demographics data available from the Census Bureau released in December of 2015, Figure 1 Augusta Georgia shows it has 135,570 population which is the 2nd most of all the places in the area. The place with the highest population in the area is Augusta-Richmond County consolidated government with a population of 196,551 and measures 45.0% larger. The estimated population of the region in 2017 is put to be 150000.
The population percent change for Augusta Georgia shows is 0.6% Population Change which is less than most other places in the area. Comparing Population Change to the United States average of 1.7%, Augusta approximately a third the size. Also, compared to the state of Georgia, Population Change of 2.3%, Augusta and is approximately a quarter the size.
While making generation analysis we see Augusta has the largest proportion of people 20 to 29 year olds at 18.3% of the total and is ranked #1. Also the data shows the breakdown of racial groups in the area with Augusta has one of the largest proportions of people who are Black or African American at 54.9% of the total and is ranked #3. Also talking about the marriage status it has the largest proportion of percent of people never married at 43% of the total and is ranked #1.
DEMOGRAPHICS OF AUGUSTA GEORGIA:
According to 2013 US Census estimates, the population density was 647.5 people per square mile (250/km²). There were 84,427 housing units at an average density of 279.5 per square mile (782/km²). The region is racially rich and we see different groups as 54.7% Black or African American, 39.1% White, 0.3% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.3% some other race, and 2.6% from two or more races.
There were 75,208 households, out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.2% were headed by married couples living together, 22.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the city-county consolidated area the age distribution of the population is as follows-
24.6% under the age of 18
12.6% from 18 to 24,
26.7% from 25 to 44,
24.8% from 45 to 64,
And 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older.
As of the 2000 census, the median income for a household in the city-county area was $37,231, and the median income for a family was $45,372.
POPULATION DENSITY AND GROWTH RATE:
The population density in Augusta shows it has 1,435 population density which is the 3rd most of all other places in the area and the median age of the people and Augusta reveals it has 34.2 overall median age of all people which is less than most other places in the area.
The population density in Augusta is 289% higher than Georgia and the median age in Augusta is 7% lower than Georgia. The estimated population in 2020 is 210,247 and in 2025 is 214,815.
FACTS ABOUT AUGUSTA GEORGIA:
1. Augusta was an important economic component in the CSRA was the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission’s huge Savannah River plant near Aiken, S.C., which once produced radioactive isotopes for military and peacetime use.
2. Among educational institutions in Augusta are the Medical College of Georgia, founded in 1828; Paine College, established for blacks in 1882; and Augusta State University, which became a four-year institution in 1965.
3. Augusta’s cultural attractions include the Augusta Symphony Orchestra, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, the Augusta Opera Association, the Augusta-Richmond County Museum, and the Morris Museum of Art, the Meadow Garden, and the National Science Center’s Fort Discovery.
4. Clark Hill Reservoir, 22 miles (35 km) to the northwest of Augusta, is a favorite recreation area. It has 1,200 miles (1,930 km) of shoreline and is bordered on the east by Sumter National Forest.
5. Augusta’s National Golf Club is world famous for the Masters Golf Tournament played there each year.
6. Augusta was probably named for Princess Augusta, wife of the British Prince of Wales, whose son became King George III.
7. In 1798 Augusta was chartered as a city but later got its status revised.