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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  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 18,626. Augusta is in Kennebec County. Living in Augusta offers residents a 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
$142,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$695
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Augusta Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    157.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    97.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    43.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    380.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,598.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Augusta

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,181
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 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.
My family moved to Gardiner when I was a kid, a town 10 minutes south of Augusta. Spent years there before finally getting out. For entertainment you can go shopping, find a couple nature trails, or eat at one of the many franchise restaurants there. The night life consists of two or three dive bars that are overrun by shady people. So many drugs in Augusta now and crimes related to it. Property crimes are also too high, and there are too many unemployed and homeless people now. It used to be a nice place but has declined drastically. There's so many other better parts of Maine. If you have to move to the Augusta area I highly recommend living in any of the surrounding towns (Hallowell ,Manchester, or Vassalboro are the best) because actually living in Augusta is way worse than just having to go there to do your shopping.