Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

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Population

605,903

0.883% growth

Poverty Rate

18.1%


Median Age

37.4


Median Household Income

$52,696

4.37% growth

Number of Employees

267,471

7.61% growth

Median Property Value

$154,000

6.94% growth

About

In 2018, Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC had a population of 606k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $52,696. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC grew from 600,600 to 605,903, a 0.883% increase and its median household income grew from $50,492 to $52,696, a 4.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (35.7%), White (Hispanic) (4.01%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%). N/A% of the people in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC are Augusta Technical College (1,996 degrees awarded in 2017), Augusta University (1,869 degrees), and University of South Carolina-Aiken (508 degrees).

The median property value in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC is $154,000, and the homeownership rate is 67.4%. Most people in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC is 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.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC employs 267k people. The largest industries in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,413 people), Retail Trade (31,135 people), and Manufacturing (30,157 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,683), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,551), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,503).

Median household income in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC is $52,696. Males in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,879. The income inequality in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,696

2018 value

± $2,770

4.37%

1 Year Growth

± 6.63%

Households in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC have a median annual income of $52,696, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,492 in 2017, which represents a 4.37% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,446

Average Male Salary

± $1,225

$48,879

Average Female Salary

± $821

In 2018, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,571 ± $3,964

  2. White

    $57,866 ± $991

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,045 ± $24,311

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC is from Georgia.

0.475

2018 Wage GINI

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.859% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $104,687, followed by Fayette County, GA and Cherokee County, GA, with respective values of $93,468 and $82,069.

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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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC (104k out of 574k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    57,917 ± 1,875

  2. White

    39,337 ± 1,551

  3. Hispanic

    6,799 ± 654

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

267k

2018 Value

± 10,580

7.61%

1 Year growth

± 5.29%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC grew at a rate of 7.61%, from 249k employees to 267k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,795 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28,398 people), and Production Occupations (21,307 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,795 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28,398 people), and Production Occupations (21,307 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.68 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.46 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,271), Legal Occupations ($70,042), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($69,342).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

267k

2018 Value

± 10,580

7.61%

1 Year growth

± 5.29%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC grew at a rate of 7.61%, from 249k employees to 267k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,413 people), Retail Trade (31,135 people), and Manufacturing (30,157 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,413 people), Retail Trade (31,135 people), and Manufacturing (30,157 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.54 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.34 times), and Manufacturing (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,683), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,551), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,503).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $51.8B

  2. $36.9B

  3. $35.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.9B) and Electronics ($35.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$465B

2020 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $42.1B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $42.1B, followed by South Carolina with $27.8B and North Carolina and $22.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89% of the population of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC has health coverage, with 41.5% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 5.43% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11%

Uninsured

41.5%

Employer Coverage

15.6%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

15.8%

Non-Group

5.43%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC grew by 11.3% from 9.87% to 11%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC is home to a population of 606k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.48% of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC residents were born outside of the country (26.9k people).

In 2018, there were 1.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (328k people) in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 216k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was 37.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.48%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

26.9k people

4.39%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

26.1k people

As of 2017, 4.48% of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC residents (26.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was 4.39%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,281 ± 11,824 people

  2. India

    94,845 ± 7,527 people

  3. Jamaica

    45,320 ± 5,215 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 237,281 Georgia residents, followed by India with 94,845 and Jamaica with 45,320.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2018 Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.7% of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was 97.4%, 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)

    328k ± 3.03k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    216k ± 4.39k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    24.3k ± 2.12k

In 2018, there were 1.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (328k people) in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 216k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    14,910 ± 2,570

  2. Vietnam

    13,653 ± 1,711

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    9,692 ± 2,025

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC awarded 5,666 degrees. The student population of Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC is skewed towards women, with 7,510 male students and 13,247 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC are White (2,765 and 49.3%), followed by Black or African American (2,127 and 37.9%), Hispanic or Latino (214 and 3.81%), and Two or More Races (172 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC by number of degrees awarded are Augusta Technical College (1,996 and 35.2%), Augusta University (1,869 and 33%), and University of South Carolina-Aiken (508 and 8.97%).

The most popular majors in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC are Registered Nursing (448 and 7.91%), General Business Administration & Management (384 and 6.78%), and General Cosmetology (270 and 4.77%).

The median tuition costs in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC are $12,706 for private four year colleges, and $8,273 and $20,571 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 252 degrees awarded

  2. 179 degrees awarded

  3. 117 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was Registered Nursing with 252 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,996 degrees awarded

  2. 1,869 degrees awarded

  3. 508 degrees awarded

$8,273

Median In-State Public

$12,706

Median Private

In 2017, the Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Augusta Technical College with 1,996 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,230

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,436

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,230 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, which is 0.649 times less than the 3,436 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,765 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2,127 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    214 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC were to White students. These 2,765 degrees mean that there were 1.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,127 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was $154,000 in 2018, which is 0.67 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $144,000 to $154,000, a 6.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC is 67.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$154,000

2018 Median

± $4,440

$144,000

2017 Median

± $5,392

In 2018, the median property value in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC grew to to $154,000 from the previous year's value of $144,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$52,696

Median Household Income

± $2,770

214k

Number of Households

± 8,261

In 2018, the median household income of the 214k households in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC grew to $52,696 from the previous year's value of $50,492.

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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 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.

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Rent vs Own

67.4%

2018 Homeownership

66.6%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67.4% 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 66.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.46%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.95%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC was Drove Alone (83.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.46%) and those who Worked At Home (3.95%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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