Consolidated Government of Augusta-Richmond County, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Consolidated Government of Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Consolidated Government of Augusta-Richmond County is the 2nd largest city in Georgia with a population of 202,395 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Consolidated Government of Augusta-Richmond County is located at latitude 33.3645 and longitude -82.0708 in Richmond County. The formal boundaries for the Consolidated Government of Augusta-Richmond County encompass a land area of 302.46 sq. miles and a water area of 4.19 sq. miles. Richmond County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 341 feet.

The Consolidated Government of Augusta-Richmond County (GNIS ID: ) has a C8 Census Class Code which indicates the balance of a consolidated city excluding the separately incorporated place(s) within that consolidated government. Separate census estimates are also produced for the semi-independent places which together with the "balance record," sum to the entire territory of the consolidated city.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Consolidated Government of Augusta-Richmond County is located within Gracewood Division of Richmond County.


Consolidated Government of Augusta-Richmond County, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 202,395 (100%)
Population in Households 190,530 (94.1%)
Population in Families 148,865 (73.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 11,865 ( 5.9%)
Population Density 670
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $40,473
Average Household Income $56,618
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $22,607
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 88,353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37,932 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 40,086 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,336 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $117,204
Average Home Value $163,515
Housing Affordability Index3 185


Total Households 78,017
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 48,089
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.32% 0.27%
Households 0.36% 0.35%
Families 0.16% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
Owner Occupied HU   0.25%


Consolidated Government of Augusta-Richmond County, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Consolidated Government of Augusta-Richmond County to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 2 100th
Population Density # 265 58th
Median Household Income # 361 42nd
Housing Affordability Index # 231 37th
Per Capita Income # 292 53rd
Diversity Index # 189 70th

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