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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  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 196,899. Augusta is in Richmond County. Living in Augusta offers residents a 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
196,899

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$99,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$814
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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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
    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
    11%
  • 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%

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I have lived here all my life! Wonderful location. Beautiful atmosphere, plenty of local events, concerts, kayaking on the riverfront, and much more! Love the small-town-community feel. Definitely great for individuals seeking work in health care settings considering the large amount of hospitals in the area.
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I have lived in Augusta my whole life, and I love it. Augusta is a very family oriented city and that is very important to me. There are a lot of outdoor activities to do, such as, Clarks Hill lake, Savannah River, The canal, and we have a downtown area that has really begun developing over the past couple years. Plus the first full week of April every year is the Masters which bring people from all around the world to Augusta, I absolutely love that week. Augusta is great!
Augusta is a great place to raise a family. The housing is affordable and there is a lot of industry. There are lots of cultural activities for families to choose from. The Savannah River provides Augusta with many outdoor opportunities to explore. The Morris Museum of Art was the first collection of southern artists in the country. They offer a variety of learning opportunities for children and families. The Jesse Norman School of the Arts and the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art also offer children and families creative learning outlets. The historic Miller theater downtown home of the Augusta Symphony and offers many concerts a year. Our historic downtown has a plethora of restaurants, galleries and shops to explore. The schools offer a wide variety of magnet schools.