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Augusta, GA

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Augusta's Livability

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  • C+
    Affordability
  • B
    Housing
  • D
    Job Market
  • A+
    Diversity
  • C+
    Crime
  • B+
    Commute
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    Education
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    Weather
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About Augusta, GA

Augusta, GA is located in Richmond County in the state of Georgia.

The total City Population for Augusta is about 201,264 with about 252 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 409,668.

The Average Home Value is $122,349, which is roughly 27% lower than the Average Home Value of $167,204 for the state of Georgia, and roughly 44% lower than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $46,108, which is roughly 20% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $57,657 for the state of Georgia, and roughly 29% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Augusta Population 201,264
Average Home Value $122,349
Median Household Income $46,108
Median Age 34.5
Unemployment Rate 9%
Politics 67.95% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 1.56
Male Population Estimate: 48.7%
Female Population Estimate: 51.3%
Median Age: 34.5
Male Median Age: 23.6
Female Median Age: 20.4

Racial Demographic Estimates

Black:56.5%
White:34.7%
Hispanic:5.2%
Asian:1.8%
Other:1.7%
Hawaiian:0.1%
Indian:0.1%

Voting

Richmond County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Jon Ossoff
U.S. Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
Raphael Warnock
U.S. Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
Brian Kemp
State governor
Brian Kemp
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 67.95%
Republican: 30.78%
Libertarian: 1.28%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Augusta specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Richmond County: About 13.8035 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Richmond County: About 428.738 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Richmond County is about 71% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 33% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Augusta is about 9%.

Georgia is ranked #51 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 7.47 out of 100.

51st out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 8.26

The average living wage for the state of Georgia is $32.23/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Georgia a minimum wage score of 3.35 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Georgia a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Georgia is $179.52, resulting in a UI benefit score of 23.52 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Georgia does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Georgia does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Georgia does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Georgia does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Georgia does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Georgia does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Georgia does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Georgia does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Georgia does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Georgia does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Georgia does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
X Georgia does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Georgia does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Georgia does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Georgia does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Georgia does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Georgia does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
X Georgia does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
X Georgia does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Georgia does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 30805, 30812, 30815, 30901, 30903, 30904, 30905, 30906, 30907, 30909, 30912, 30914, 30916, 30917, 30919, 30999 (16 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 33.364500
Longitude: -82.070800
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 318.1 ft.
Area Code(s): 706, 762, 839