Augusta, GA
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Augusta is a relatively large city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 197,182 people and 54 constituent neighborhoods, Augusta is the second largest community in Georgia.

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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Augusta who work in office and administrative support (15.66%), sales jobs (11.29%), and healthcare (7.96%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Augusta. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

The education level of Augusta citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.54% of adults 25 and older in Augusta have a college degree.

The per capita income in Augusta in 2010 was $20,562, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,248 for a family of four. However, Augusta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Augusta is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Augusta include Irish, English, African, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Augusta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.