Augusta metropolitan area
The Augusta metropolitan area is a metropolitan area in the U.S. states of Georgia and South Carolina centered on the principal city of Augusta. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Census Bureau and other agencies define Augusta's Metropolitan Statistical Area, the Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area, as comprising Richmond, Burke, Columbia, and McDuffie Counties in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield in South Carolina. As of the 2010 Census, the area had a population of 556,877, though a 2013 estimate of it was at 580,270.
Seven counties are included in the Augusta-Richmond County MSA:
- Georgia (11 counties)
- South Carolina (2 counties)
Places with more than 100,000 inhabitants
- Augusta-Richmond County (balance), Georgia (Principal city) Pop: 197,872
Places with 10,000 to 40,000 inhabitants
- Martinez, Georgia Pop: 35,795
- Aiken, South Carolina Pop: 29,884
- Evans, Georgia Pop: 29,011
- North Augusta, South Carolina Pop: 21,873
- Grovetown, Georgia Pop: 12,210
Places with 5,000 to 10,000 inhabitants
Places with 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitants
Places with less than 1,000 inhabitants
As of the census of 2000, there were 499,684 people, 184,801 households, and 132,165 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 60.81% White, 35.09% African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.42% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.40% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $36,933, and the median income for a family was $42,869. Males had a median income of $34,574 versus $22,791 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $17,652.