Augusta, Georgia Population 2020

196,303

Augusta is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 196,303, it is the 2nd largest city in Georgia (after Atlanta) and the 130th largest city in the United States. Augusta is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually but its population has increased by 0.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 195,844 in 2010. Augusta reached it's highest population of 197,146 in 2016. Spanning over 306 miles, Augusta has a population density of 649 people per square mile.

The average household income in Augusta is $55,941 with a poverty rate of 23.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $851 per month, and the median house value is $104,600. The median age in Augusta is 33.8 years, 31.9 years for males, and 36.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.3 males.

Augusta Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 57.21%
  • White: 37.03%
  • Two or more races: 2.31%
  • Asian: 1.89%
  • Other race: 1.09%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%
The current population of Augusta, Georgia is 196,303, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 196,939.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 195,844.

Augusta, Georgia Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020612,4894,1610.68%
2019608,3284,1610.68%
2018604,1674,1610.69%
2017600,0065,1120.85%
2016594,8945,4180.91%
2015589,4766,5231.11%
2014582,9533,2800.56%
2013579,6733,6520.63%
2012576,0215,4250.94%
2011570,5964,1040.72%
2010566,4920.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American112,58757.21%
White72,86937.03%
Two or More Races4,5432.31%
Asian3,7271.89%
Some Other Race2,1371.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native5080.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4360.22%

Augusta Population Pyramid 2020

Augusta Median Age

33.8


Total

31.9


Male

36.2


Female

Augusta Adults

There are 150,924 adults, (25,868 of whom are seniors) in Augusta.

Augusta Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Augusta Sex Ratio

Female

101,809

51.73%

Male

94,998

48.27%

Augusta Households and Families

Augusta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Augusta Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.5%28.5%
All52.7%47.3%
Male48.4%51.6%
Non Family45.4%54.6%
Female36.9%63.1%

52.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All70,3902.6652.7
Non Family28,5411.2445.4
Married24,0283.3971.5
Female14,825436.9
Male2,9963.6348.4

3.53

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Augusta Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,5314.33%
9th to 12th Grade15,62412.22%
High School Graduate39,12730.60%
Some College29,52123.09%
Associates Degree10,5398.24%
Bachelors Degree16,70513.06%
Graduate Degree10,8278.47%

Augusta Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black69,91556,70510,926
White48,79642,40113,688
Hispanic4,9984,0211,110
Asian2,5982,2371,298
Multiple Races1,6771,535600
Other Race1,2891,070318
Native American44027716
Islander21620315

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 93.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.96%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,784$32,733$26,184
Less Than High School$18,058$19,429$14,501
High School Grad$23,064$27,194$20,281
Some College$28,358$34,135$24,472
Bachelors Degree$40,792$47,128$36,843
Graduate Degree$54,606$58,306$53,140

$29,784

Average Earnings

$32,733

Average Male

$26,184

Average Female

Augusta Language

Augusta Language by Age

Augusta Language

94.04% of Augusta residents speak only English, while 5.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.10% of the population.

Augusta Poverty

Augusta Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black108,80631,63729.08%
White63,4149,37414.78%
Hispanic8,5992,30526.81%
Multiple4,17897123.24%
Asian3,48651514.77%
Other1,94937419.19%
Native50012224.40%

23.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.92%

Male Poverty Rate

24.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Augusta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Augusta is Black, with 29.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Augusta is Asian, with 14.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.12%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.14%
High School20.60%
Some College14.52%
Bachelors or Greater7.39%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.65%
Male Unemployed33.54%
Female Employed14.06%
Male Employed8.74%

Augusta Income

Augusta Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,545$55,941
Families$49,979$66,262
Married Families$71,115$86,135
Non Families$28,536$39,042

Augusta Marital Status

Augusta Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.4%

Male Marriage Rate

33.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Augusta Married by Age and Sex

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

Augusta Veterans

18,731

Number of Veterans

14,892

Male Veterans

3,839

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,813
First Gulf War5,623
Second Gulf War5,042
Korea1,227
World War II342
Age Group Veterans
35 to 545,568
55 to 644,454
65 to 743,524
75+2,604
18 to 342,581
Name Veterans % of Total
Black10,40912.71%
White7,45013.22%
Hispanic79913.85%
2 or More35917.57%
Other20913.78%
Asian1605.50%
Indian9920.37%
Hawaiian4519.57%

$Augusta Veterans by Education

9.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Augusta Employment Status

60%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

10.3%

Unemployment Rate

Augusta Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

62.40%

Born in Georgia

96.29%

Native Born

3.71%

Foreign Born

1.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.29% of Augusta residents were born in the United States, with 62.40% having been born in Georgia. 1.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020196,303-318-0.16%
2019196,621-318-0.16%
2018196,9391110.06%
2017196,828-318-0.16%
2016197,1464830.25%
2015196,6631900.10%
2014196,473-6-0.00%
2013196,479-355-0.18%
2012196,8341,1910.61%
2011195,643-549-0.28%
2010196,1921,0100.05%
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%