Augusta, ME

Augusta profile

Living in Augusta

Augusta is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 18,697 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Augusta who work in office and administrative support (13.38%), sales jobs (9.53%), and management occupations (7.78%).

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.

One of the benefits of Augusta is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.33 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Being a small city, Augusta does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

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: 26.32% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Augusta in 2018 was $28,517, which is middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,068 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Augusta include Irish, French, English, German, and French Canadian.

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