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.

Unlike some cities, Augusta isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Augusta are a mix 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 (21.30%), sales jobs (9.94%), and management occupations (8.96%).

The population of Augusta overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Augusta, 23.19% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Augusta in 2010 was $23,159, which is lower middle income relative to Maine, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,636 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.