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Augusta, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Augusta is the 10th largest city in Maine with a population of 18,386 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


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Augusta, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 18,386
Daytime Population: Workers 30,105
Daytime Population: Residents 9,333
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 39,438
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.15
Population in Households 17,524
Population in Familes 11,665
Population in Group Qrtrs 862
Population Density2 334
Diversity Index3 17
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,994
Average Household Income $48,372
Per Capita Income $23,050

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,226 (42.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,287 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,430 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $137,446
Average Home Value $161,234
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,513
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 4,250
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.55% -0.58%
Households -0.46% -0.53%
Families -0.75% -0.72%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

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, 2017 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 # 10 93rd
Population Density # 90 32nd
Diversity Index # 23 83rd
Median Household Income # 98 25th
Per Capita Income # 90 32nd

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