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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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-
Augusta is a city in Georgia with a population of 196,784. Augusta is in Richmond County. Living in Augusta offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Augusta and residents tend to be liberal.
About Augusta...
Population
196,784

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$100,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$794
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,458
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • 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
    16%
    13%

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Augusta is an often overlooked city that has many great things spread throughout. There are so many great places to eat, beautiful public locales to enjoy leisurely time, and many opportunities to view incredible art, music, and dramatic performances. It also has one of the best University hospital systems in the state of Georgia. Augusta is well known for being the host city of the annual Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National golf club; during the spring break season, the tournament brings in work opportunities, improvement of public and private facilities, a boost in local commerce, and tourists from across the world. The proximity to Atlanta also makes it an easy commute to life in a larger urban environment. Granted, the city may not have the best public school system, but it does have the potential for improvement. With the expansions in Fort Gordon cyber-security program and the downtown commercial center overlooking the Savannah River, Augusta is a city on the rise.
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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.
I was born and raised in Augusta. I have always felt it is an underrated city with so much to offer. Great schools, hospitals, job opportunities, etc. Its a diverse city with lots of kind, progressive people. It will be bittersweet if/when I leave Augusta to go to grad school, but it will always hold a special place in my heart!