Augusta, ME
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Augusta is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 18,471 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Augusta is the ninth largest community in Maine.

Augusta is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (19.10%), sales jobs (9.43%), and management occupations (9.01%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Augusta spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.53 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Augusta are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.86% of adults in Augusta having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Augusta in 2010 was $23,753, which is middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,012 for a family of four. However, Augusta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Augusta include English, Irish, French Canadian, and German.

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