Augusta is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 18,968 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Augusta is the 12th largest community in Maine.
Also of interest is that Augusta has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Augusta telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.31% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.19 minutes getting to work every day.
Augusta is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Augusta is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.96% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Augusta in 2018 was $29,578, 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 $118,312 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Augusta include French, Irish, English, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Augusta is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.