Augusta is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 18,697 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Augusta is the ninth largest community in Maine.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Augusta who work in office and administrative support (13.38%), sales jobs (9.53%), and management occupations (7.78%).
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Augusta spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.33 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Augusta doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Augusta is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.32% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Augusta in 2018 was $28,517, which is middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,068 for a family of four. However, Augusta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Augusta include Irish, French, English, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Augusta is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.