Augusta metropolitan area

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Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
Augusta MSA Map.png
Map of the Augusta-Richmond County MSA
Country United States
StateGeorgia (U.S. state) Georgia South Carolina South Carolina
Largest cityAugusta
 • Total4,045 sq mi (10,480 km2)
 • Land3,932 sq mi (10,180 km2)
 • Water113 sq mi (290 km2)  2.8%
 • Total583,632(92nd)[1]
 • Density154/sq mi (59/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)478, 706, 762, 803, 864, Area code
Augusta is the principal city of the 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, Lincoln, and McDuffie Counties in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield Counties in South Carolina. As of the 2010 Census, the area had a population of 556,877, though a 2014 estimate of it was at 583,632.[2]


In Georgia[edit]

County Population (2014)
Richmond County 202,003
Columbia County 139,257
Burke County 23,316
McDuffie County 21,875
Lincoln County 7,996
Total: 392,326

In South Carolina[edit]

County Population (2014)
Aiken County 164,753
Edgefield County 26,553
Total: 191,306


Places with more than 100,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 10,000 to 40,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 5,000 to 10,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants[edit]


As of the census[3] 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". 2012 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 2013. Archived from the original (CSV) on 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  2. ^ "Columbia County outpaces state population gains".
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.