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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Augusta is a city in Georgia with a population of 196,807. Augusta is in Richmond County. Living in Augusta offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Augusta there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Augusta and residents tend to be liberal.
About Augusta...
Population
196,807

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$851
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Augusta Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Augusta

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,545
National
$55,322
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Augusta Reviews

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Augusta is an ok country laid back slow old fashion city. There is not a lot for middle aged to do since the younger crowd take over the bars and clubs and get out of control and fight and shoot. The best area to live is north or west side. Stay far from the south side there is alot of break ins, shooting, and gang members watching you. It's best you live in Augusta get you some surveillance cameras, plenty of lights outside, and alarm on your vehicle and keep people out of your business. The Masters shouldn't be the only highlight of Augusta or the hi end Mall. Augusta needs a zoo, a aquarium, more sophisticated bars for the older crowd 40 and up not just cater to 20 something crowd. Augusta need to stop planning to plant so many trees it's just a big mold and mildew problem for home owners and the air quality in this city. Augusta needs alot of improvement especially all the closed down buildings downtown Augusta makes the downtown look bad. Goodness Augusta folks wake the hell up!
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Augusta is a great mix of small town, homey living with big city flare. From the Imperal Theatre and Jesse Norman school of the Arts hosting shows all the way from Broadway to local artist who've made it big to farmer's markets featuring all kinds of products and produce from local farmers and entrepreneurs. There are all kinds of resteraunts just waiting to be discovered all over the city as well as local coffee shops. Along with this, many events are scheduled weekly (most are free to the public!) for families and singles! If painting and sipping wine is up your ally, then that's available! If you're more into scoping out local rock bands at good restaraunts or bars, then that's available too!
Overall, Augusta is a beautiful city with plenty of historical sights and venues, such as the downtown area, our many nature parks and the famous Augusta National Golf Club. Also the "Southern Charm" aspect of the South resonates deeply in our people within the city. However, the school systems could use some work. Our test scores aren't the best and sometimes it feels like there is more focus on sports and extracurriculars than actual education. I would recommend Augusta to either small families without kids who are active and curious about nature and southern history or, senior citizens looking for a quiet, pleasant place to retire.