Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
612,898
0.86% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
38
0.264% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.9%
0.528% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$62,941
8.35% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$186,700
16.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
268,345
2.03% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC had a population of 613k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $62,941. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC grew from 607,673 to 612,898, a 0.86% increase and its median household income grew from $58,093 to $62,941, a 8.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (34.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.93%), White (Hispanic) (2.45%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.92%).

None of the households in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.1% of the residents in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC are Augusta University (2,543 degrees awarded in 2022), Augusta Technical College (1,171 degrees), and University of South Carolina Aiken (810 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was $186,700, and the homeownership rate was 67.7%.

Most people in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was 2 cars per household.

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC borders Columbia, SC, Greenwood, SC, and Orangeburg, SC.

About the photo: Downtown Augusta Skyline from the Walton Way Bridge over Sixth Street and the Augusta & Summerville Railroad.

Population & Diversity

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC is home to a population of 613k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.38% of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC residents were born outside of the country (26.8k people).

In 2022, there were 1.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (324k people) in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 212k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    324k ± 721
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    212k ± 1.92k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    24.1k ± 2.05k
5.96%
Hispanic Population
36.5k people

In 2022, there were 1.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (324k people) in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 212k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.96% of the people in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC are hispanic (36.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    280,720 ± 17,355 people
  2. India
    121,978 ± 11,184 people
  3. Jamaica
    57,555 ± 7,621 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia and South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 280,720 Georgia and South Carolina residents, followed by India with 121,978 and Jamaica with 57,555.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.38%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
26.8k people
4.33%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
26.3k people

As of 2022, 4.38% of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC residents (26.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was 4.33%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    17,886 ± 1,267
  2. Vietnam
    13,969 ± 899
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    9,678 ± 911

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC employs 268k people. The largest industries in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (38,615 people), Manufacturing (31,569 people), and Retail Trade (29,106 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,908), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($73,146), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,425).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

268k
2022 Value
± 5,173
2.03%
1 Year growth
± 2.65%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC grew at a rate of 2.03%, from 263k employees to 268k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (30,116 people), Sales & Related Occupations (25,411 people), and Management Occupations (23,821 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

268k
2022 Value
± 5,173
2.03%
1 Year growth
± 2.65%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC grew at a rate of 2.03%, from 263k employees to 268k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (38,615 people), Manufacturing (31,569 people), and Retail Trade (29,106 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, though some of these residents may live in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,113
Median earning men ± $1,291
$32,461
Median earning women ± $905

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,276), Information ($62,765), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,770).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($49,875), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,683), and Manufacturing ($40,142).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,588
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,697
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,231
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in South Carolina and Georgia went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.2%).

Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Lindsey Graham, and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia and South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia and South Carolina is currently represented by 21 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia and South Carolina

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.
Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 2, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Lindsey Graham, and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing Georgia and South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Georgia and South Carolina

Georgia and South Carolina is currently represented by 21 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC awarded 5,358 degrees. The student population of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,102 male students and 12,986 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC are White (2,803 and 52.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,646 and 31%), Hispanic or Latino (315 and 5.93%), and Asian (256 and 4.82%).

The largest universities in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC by number of degrees awarded are Augusta University (2,543 and 47.5%), Augusta Technical College (1,171 and 21.9%), and University of South Carolina Aiken (810 and 15.1%).

The most popular majors in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC are Registered Nursing (508 and 9.48%), General Business Administration & Management (485 and 9.05%), and Computer & Information Systems Security (255 and 4.76%).

The median tuition costs in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC are $12,706 for private four year colleges, and $8,645 and $21,563 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 20,088 (35.4% men and 64.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 20,088 students enrolled in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, 35.4% men and 64.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,632 records, of which 62.1% were women and 37.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 314 degrees awarded
  2. 144 degrees awarded
  3. 139 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was Registered Nursing with 314 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,543 degrees awarded
  2. 1,171 degrees awarded
  3. 810 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Augusta University with 2,543 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,948 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, which is 0.571 times less than the 3,410 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,803 degrees mean that there were 1.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,646 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($12,706) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,890) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.917% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.51M), Some college (2.67M), and Bachelors Degree (2.27M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was $186,700 in 2022, which is 0.662 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $160,600 to $186,700, a 16.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC is 67.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC is $62,941. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $131,660, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $116,221 and $105,910.

Property

$186,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,114
$149,902
Median Property Taxes
±$3,124

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.7%
Homeownership
2022
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.7% of the housing units in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $131,660, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $116,221 and $105,910.

The following map shows all of the counties in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$62,941
Median Household Income
± $1,507
222k
Number of Households
± 3,959

In 2022, the median household income of the 222k households in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC grew to $62,941 from the previous year's value of $58,093.

The following chart displays the households in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC is from Georgia and South Carolina.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 and income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.93%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.26%)

In 2022, 80.7% of workers in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.93%) and those who worked at home (7.26%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC (88.5k out of 596k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.8% of the population of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC has health coverage, with 41.6% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 5.13% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Georgia see 1492 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1508 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 637 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in South Carolina see 1485 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1768 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 524 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,492 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgia
1,485 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Carolina

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,492 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1,508 patients).

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,485 patients per year. This represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1,494 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Georgia and South Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.2%
Uninsured
41.6%
Employer Coverage
16.4%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
15.1%
Non-Group
5.13%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC declined by 5.38% from 10.8% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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