Augusta, Georgia Population 2020

198,751
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Augusta is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 198,751, it is the 2nd largest city in Georgia (after Atlanta) and the 122nd largest city in the United States. Augusta is currently growing at a rate of 0.44% annually and its population has increased by 1.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 195,844 in 2010. Spanning over 306 miles, Augusta has a population density of 658 people per square mile.

The average household income in Augusta is $57,952 with a poverty rate of 23.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $888 per month, and the median house value is $108,000. The median age in Augusta is 33.9 years, 32 years for males, and 36.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.7 males.

Augusta Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Augusta was:

  • Black or African American: 57.23%
  • White: 36.36%
  • Two or more races: 2.58%
  • Asian: 1.92%
  • Other race: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%
The current population of Augusta, Georgia is 198,751, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 197,025.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 195,844.

Augusta, Georgia Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020613,7394,7590.78%
2019608,9804,7590.78%
2018604,2213,9450.65%
2017600,2765,2470.87%
2016595,0295,4550.92%
2015589,5746,5281.11%
2014583,0463,2440.56%
2013579,8023,5960.62%
2012576,2065,3570.93%
2011570,8494,1550.73%
2010566,6940.00%

Augusta Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American112,85057.23%
White71,70436.36%
Two or More Races5,0802.58%
Asian3,7901.92%
Some Other Race2,8191.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native5140.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4340.22%
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Augusta Population by Race

Augusta Population Pyramid 2020

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Augusta Median Age

33.9


Total

32


Male

36.5


Female

Augusta Adults

There are 151,562 adults, (26,702 of whom are seniors) in Augusta.

Augusta Age Dependency

57.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Augusta Sex Ratio

Female

101,778

51.61%

Male

95,413

48.39%

Augusta Population by Age

Augusta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Augusta Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.2%27.8%
All52.1%47.9%
Male45.7%54.3%
Non Family44.9%55.1%
Female35.9%64.1%

52.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Augusta Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All69,7542.6852.1
Non Family27,5891.2544.9
Married23,4183.4172.2
Female15,4833.8935.9
Male3,2643.945.7

3.52

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

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Augusta Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,1764.02%
9th to 12th Grade15,09411.72%
High School Graduate40,24331.24%
Some College29,26322.72%
Associates Degree11,1908.69%
Bachelors Degree17,05713.24%
Graduate Degree10,7968.38%
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Augusta Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Augusta Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black70,94858,41111,153
White48,21141,82213,239
Hispanic5,0554,2601,335
Asian2,5502,1541,272
Multiple Races1,8011,680525
Other Race1,7421,560794
Native American47328241
Islander20319412

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 95.57%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.88%.

Augusta Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,302$32,416$26,554
Less Than High School$18,642$20,542$15,550
High School Grad$25,344$28,216$20,481
Some College$28,941$34,472$25,099
Bachelors Degree$43,025$47,725$39,507
Graduate Degree$57,757$66,589$53,015

$30,302

Average Earnings

$32,416

Average Male

$26,554

Average Female

Augusta Earnings by Educational Attainment

Augusta Language by Age

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Augusta Language

93.58% of Augusta residents speak only English, while 6.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.34% of the population.

Augusta Language

Augusta Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black108,89530,22727.76%
White62,3539,73215.61%
Hispanic8,6112,37027.52%
Multiple4,7261,06322.49%
Asian3,50262217.76%
Other2,70744816.55%
Native4885912.09%

23.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.81%

Male Poverty Rate

25.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Augusta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Augusta is Black, with 27.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Augusta is Native, with 12.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.88%.

Augusta Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.87%
High School20.32%
Some College14.07%
Bachelors or Greater6.82%

Augusta Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.35%
Male Unemployed36.80%
Female Employed15.17%
Male Employed7.68%

Augusta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Augusta Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,592$57,952
Families$51,165$67,975
Married Families$72,619$90,732
Non Families$29,490$40,185
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Income by Household Type

Augusta Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.5%

Male Marriage Rate

32.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Augusta Married by Age and Sex

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Augusta Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Augusta Marital Status by Race

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Augusta Marital Status

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17,908

Number of Veterans

14,253

Male Veterans

3,655

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,515
First Gulf War4,923
Second Gulf War4,731
Korea1,144
World War II297

Augusta Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,798
55 to 644,493
65 to 743,607
75+2,611
18 to 342,399

Augusta Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black10,25212.43%
White6,82612.34%
Hispanic77113.38%
2 or More30813.93%
Other24712.31%
Asian1254.29%
Indian11624.37%
Hawaiian3416.04%

Augusta Veterans by Race

Augusta Veterans by Education

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8.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Augusta Veterans by Education

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60%

Labor Force Participation

51.2%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

Augusta Employment by Age

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Augusta Employment by Race

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Augusta Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.98%

Born in Georgia

96.22%

Native Born

3.78%

Foreign Born

1.78%

Non Citizen

2.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.22% of Augusta residents were born in the United States, with 61.98% having been born in Georgia. 1.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Augusta Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020198,7518630.44%
2019197,8888630.44%
2018197,02570.00%
2017197,018-258-0.13%
2016197,2765130.26%
2015196,7631840.09%
2014196,579-23-0.01%
2013196,602-387-0.20%
2012196,9891,1420.58%
2011195,847-528-0.27%
2010196,3751,1930.06%
2000195,182150,54315.90%
199044,639-2,893-0.63%
198047,532-12,332-2.28%
197059,864-10,762-1.64%
196070,626-882-0.12%
195071,5085,5890.82%
194065,9195,5770.89%
193060,3427,7941.39%
192052,54811,5082.50%
191041,0401,5990.40%
190039,4416,1411.71%
189033,30011,4094.28%
188021,8916,5023.59%
187015,3892,8962.11%
186012,4933,0452.83%
18509,4483,0453.97%
18406,403-307-0.47%
18306,7100.00%

Augusta Population by Year