Augusta is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 18,899 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Augusta is the 12th largest community in Maine.
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 (16.35%), sales jobs (10.78%), and food service (9.03%).
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 18.69 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.
As is often the case in a small city, Augusta doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Augusta is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.69% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Augusta in 2018 was $29,095, which is middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,380 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.