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Income/capita 30%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 35%
IndexAugustaGeorgiaNational
Income per capita$20,876$26,678$29,829
Median household income$38,458$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$52,050$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,942$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$26,992$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$21,510$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate6.3%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level25.3%17.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Augusta is 30% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Augusta is 30% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Augusta is 35% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Augusta is 68% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $25,636$38,458$76,916
      City
      $34,021$51,037$102,074
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Augusta median earnings by income bracket

      Augusta employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.6%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector13.0%0.6%
      Financial & insurance services1.7%2.3%
      Wholesale & retail services15.2%14.7%
      Public administration8.5%6.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.4%2.5%
      Education, health & social services11.9%39.4%
      Other29.9%27.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Evans, GA34,270$95,23972%
      Martinez, GA35,476$65,68519%
      Grovetown, GA12,848$52,2336%
      Hephzibah, GA3,936$51,3167%
      North Augusta, SC22,310$50,0989%
      Augusta, GA196,784$38,45830%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Amarillo, TX197,570$49,68410%
      Little Rock, AR197,640$46,57816%
      Glendale, CA197,895$56,0691%
      Akron, OH198,508$35,24036%
      Shreveport, LA198,571$38,05631%
      Augusta, GA196,784$38,45830%
      Source: The Augusta, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).