B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$788
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

Augusta Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,337
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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I've been living in Augusta,Georgia all of my life and I must say that it is a wonderful place to grow up. I love Augusta because it is a place where you can raise your children without having to worry so much. The cost of living is nice for the 2nd largest city in Georgia. My only issue is the amount of things to do in South Augusta. Everything nice is usually built in West Augusta. In April, the Master Tournament comes to Augusta and fills our city with new comers and gives the city a whole new vibe. People who visit love it here! Augusta is a great place for those looking to start a family or even retire.
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I like Augusta because it has really nice shopping centers and restaurants. The actual downtown area of Augusta is really nice and I enjoy walking and visiting all of the stores, especially the antique shops! Augusta University is a really nice college and the Dental College of Georgia is a great school to pursue your education. I really enjoy the atmosphere of Augusta Georgia and would recommend it to any of my family and friends.
Augusta is a unique city. The graduate school, Augusta University, has a rich academic history dating back to the 1940's, when my grandfather attending medical school. The city itself continues to be transitional and there are activities for all types of people with varying interests. The Masters brings the city revenue and hype which remains a positive historic event here. Augusta continues to build commercial and residential building with more shopping too!