Augusta, Missouri

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Augusta, Missouri
City
Goodyear store in Augusta
Goodyear store in Augusta
Location of Augusta, Missouri
Location of Augusta, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°34′20″N 90°52′55″W / 38.57222°N 90.88194°W / 38.57222; -90.88194Coordinates: 38°34′20″N 90°52′55″W / 38.57222°N 90.88194°W / 38.57222; -90.88194
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Charles
Area[1]
 • Total 0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
 • Land 0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 561 ft (171 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 253
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 254
 • Density 275.0/sq mi (106.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-02512[4]
GNIS feature ID 0755706[5]
Website augusta-missouri.com

Augusta is a city in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. The population was 253 at the 2010 census. The city boasts wineries, antique shops, restaurants, B&B's, a wood shop, a glass studio, massage therapy, and The Augusta Brewery.

Most notably, the City of Augusta is home to two wineries, Augusta Winery and Mount Pleasant Winery. The Augusta AVA was recognized by the federal government in 1980 as the first designated American Viticultural Area in the United States, beating out Napa Valley.

Augusta is a popular stop along the Katy Trail, a 225-mile-long bike and walking path built along a former railroad right-of-way.

History[edit]

Augusta was founded in 1836. It may have been named after the wife of the founder Leonard Harrold, although some sources doubt that Harrold even had a wife named Augusta.[6][7]

Geography[edit]

Augusta is located at 38°34′20″N 90°52′55″W / 38.57222°N 90.88194°W / 38.57222; -90.88194 (38.572336, -90.882079).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.92 square miles (2.38 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 253 people, 112 households, and 70 families residing in the city. The population density was 275.0 inhabitants per square mile (106.2/km2). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 142.4 per square mile (55.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 1.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 112 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.5% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 45.2 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 32.8% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 218 people, 102 households, and 63 families residing in the town. The population density was 829.7 people per square mile (323.7/km²). There were 119 housing units at an average density of 452.9 per square mile (176.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.08% White, 0.46% Asian, and 0.46% from two or more races.

There were 102 households, out of which 15.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the town the population was spread out with 15.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $54,375. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,065. None of the families and 2.3% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 10.9% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1917). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 355. 
  7. ^ Earngey, Bill (1995). Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion. University of Missouri Press. p. 10. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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