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Augusta, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Augusta is the 9th largest city in Maine with a population of 18,837 as of July 1, 2016. Augusta ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Augusta is located at latitude 44.3349 and longitude -69.7342 in Kennebec County. The formal boundaries for the City of Augusta (see map below) encompass a land area of 55.13 sq. miles and a water area of 2.9 sq. miles. Kennebec County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 121 feet.

The City of Augusta (GNIS ID: 582334) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Augusta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Augusta: Cushnoc, Cusinock, Harrington, Herringtown, Koussinock, The Fort.

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Augusta, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,837
Population in Households 17,978
Population in Familes 11,984
Population in Group Qrtrs 859
Population Density1 342
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 8,780
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 4,397
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,322 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,458 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,079 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $137,099
Average Home Value $162,060


Median Household Income $33,875
Average Household Income $45,692
Per Capita Income $21,933
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.22%
Households -0.04% -0.06%
Families -0.33% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Augusta, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Augusta to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 94th
Population Density1 # 90 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 20 85th
Median Household Income # 106 19th
Per Capita Income # 94 28th

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