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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Augusta is a town in Maine with a population of 18,635. Augusta is in Kennebec County. Living in Augusta offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Augusta and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$704
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Augusta Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    156.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    113.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    54
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    340.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,861.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Augusta

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,340
National
$55,322
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Augusta Reviews

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Augusta is family friendly, wonderful schools and college, many churches,places to shop, activities to attend for all ages. We have lived here for 20 years and have always felt at home from day one. Jobs are plentiful for all educational levels. I wouldn't live anywhere else!
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Augusta is the capital of Maine and rich in history. Home to small business's, museums, and beautiful parks, Augusta is a sweet place to raise a family. While there is some poverty in areas of Augusta, there are quite a few helpful resources for families in need.
Augusta is sadly overrun with drugs. Just in the last few years, five people have overdosed in my neighborhood. The police have little to no power to stop what is going on.
The schools, specifically Cony, are filled with racism and sexism. The dress codes are only enforced on some students, and teachers do not give immigrant students chances to learn; they are given easy A's and are not actually being taught.