Central Savannah River Area

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Central Savannah River Area
Downtown Augusta on Broad Street The Aiken County Courthouse in Downtown Aiken
Map outlining the Central Savannah River Area
Map outlining the Central Savannah River Area
Country  United States

Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia

South Carolina South Carolina
Largest city Augusta
 • Total 8,091 sq mi (20,960 km2)
 • Land 7,909 sq mi (20,480 km2)
 • Water 182 sq mi (470 km2)  2.2%
Population (2014)
 • Total 699,879
 • Density 87/sq mi (34/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 478, 706, 762, 803, 864

The Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) is a trading and marketing region in the U.S. states of Georgia and South Carolina, spanning thirteen counties in Georgia and five in South Carolina.[1][1] The term was coined in 1950 by C.C. McCollum, the winner of a $250 contest held by The Augusta Chronicle to generate the best name for the area.[1] Today the initialism is so commonly used that the full name is not known to all residents.[1] The region is located on and named after the Savannah River, which forms the border between the two states. The largest cities within the CSRA are Augusta, Georgia and Aiken, South Carolina.

The total population of the CSRA is 709,433. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the seven-county Augusta-Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area (at the center of the CSRA) had an estimated population of 580,270 in 2013,[2] making it the second most populous in the state of Georgia.


In Georgia[edit]

County Population (2014)
Richmond County 201,368
Columbia County 139,257
Burke County 22,709
McDuffie County 21,370
Washington County 20,635
Jefferson County 16,272
Wilkes County 9,940
Jenkins County 9,125
Lincoln County 7,622
Warren County 5,520
Glascock County 3,053
Total: 467,073

In South Carolina[edit]

County Population (2014)
Aiken County 164,753
Edgefield County 26,553
Barnwell County 21,959
McCormick County 9,846
Allendale County 9,695
Total: 232,806
Map of the Central Savannah River Area, with the Augusta-Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area highlighted in red.


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Coordinates: 33°30′54″N 82°12′58″W / 33.51500°N 82.21611°W / 33.51500; -82.21611