B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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-

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%

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
    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

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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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.
The cost of living is exceptional-given it's Georgia's 2nd largest city. Augusta is located near Fort Gordon's military base and has a lot of veterans who live there. Augusta's restaurant selection is excellent and rich with various cultures from around the world(wish this was a category). But, downtown Augusta, is lively at after 10PM but dangerous after 2AM. Crime is a problem. Someone was gunned down a block away from where I used to live(5 minute walk to the mall) twice!! No useful public transit other than uber and cabs.

But there is natural beauty to the city; especially downtown which also has vast historical significance.

The job opportunities are great....if you're in the medical field; for everybody else, you're on your own. There are more clinics and major hospitals than Walmarts and Starbucks. There are also many educational opportunities; Augusta has many colleges and universities.