Augusta is a relatively large city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 197,888 people and 54 constituent neighborhoods, Augusta is the second largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Augusta is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Augusta is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Augusta who work in office and administrative support (13.34%), sales jobs (11.60%), and healthcare (7.42%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Augusta, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Also of interest is that Augusta has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The citizens of Augusta are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.62% of adults in Augusta having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Augusta in 2018 was $22,709, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,836 for a family of four. However, Augusta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Augusta is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Augusta home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Augusta residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Augusta include German, Irish, English, Italian, and African.
The most common language spoken in Augusta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.