Augusta, ME

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2022 Population
18,938
0.228% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
44.9
0.222% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
22.8%
18.1% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$45,006
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$166,100
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
8,727
1.54% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Augusta, ME had a population of 18.9k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $45,006. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Augusta, ME grew from 18,895 to 18,938, a 0.228% increase and its median household income grew from $40,438 to $45,006, a 11.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Augusta, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.18%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.68%), White (Hispanic) (1.46%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.1%).

None of the households in Augusta, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Augusta, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Augusta, ME are University of Maine at Augusta (616 degrees awarded in 2022) and Capilo School of Hair Design (164 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Augusta, ME was $166,100, and the homeownership rate was 52.8%.

Most people in Augusta, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Augusta, ME was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Augusta, ME is home to a population of 18.9k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.74% of Augusta, ME residents were born outside of the country (519 people).

In 2022, there were 42.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.4k people) in Augusta, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 413 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 319 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Augusta, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Augusta, ME was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Augusta, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.4k ± 313
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    413 ± 114
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    319 ± 150
2.44%
Hispanic Population
463 people

In 2022, there were 42.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.4k people) in Augusta, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 413 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 319 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.44% of the people in Augusta, ME are hispanic (463 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,723 ± 2,412 people
  2. China
    2,585 ± 1,247 people
  3. Germany
    2,409 ± 1,204 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,723 Maine residents, followed by China with 2,585 and Germany with 2,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.74%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
519 people
2.27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
428 people

As of 2022, 2.74% of Augusta, ME residents (519 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Augusta, ME was 2.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    516 ± 137
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    266 ± 162
  3. Korea
    92 ± 50

Augusta, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Augusta, ME employs 8.73k people. The largest industries in Augusta, ME are Retail Trade (1,423 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,365 people), and Public Administration (1,231 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,257), Utilities ($81,216), and Manufacturing ($53,214).

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,509. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

8.73k
2022 Value
± 787
1.54%
1 Year growth
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Augusta, ME grew at a rate of 1.54%, from 8.6k employees to 8.73k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Augusta, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,385 people), Sales & Related Occupations (854 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (779 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Augusta, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.73k
2022 Value
± 787
1.54%
1 Year growth
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Augusta, ME grew at a rate of 1.54%, from 8.6k employees to 8.73k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Augusta, ME, are Retail Trade (1,423 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,365 people), and Public Administration (1,231 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Augusta, ME, though some of these residents may live in Augusta, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,962
Median earning men ± $2,512
$39,390
Median earning women ± $4,260

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,006), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,740), and Public Administration ($55,577).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,439), Manufacturing ($59,306), and Information ($51,429).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 627k people employed in Maine. This represents a 1.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maine went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.71%).

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont join meetings of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maine over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maine have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Augusta, ME awarded 780 degrees. The student population of Augusta, ME in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,474 male students and 3,133 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Augusta, ME are White (649 and 83.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (30 and 3.85%), Two or More Races (30 and 3.85%), and Black or African American (22 and 2.82%).

The largest universities in Augusta, ME by number of degrees awarded are University of Maine at Augusta (616 and 79%) and Capilo School of Hair Design (164 and 21%).

The most popular majors in Augusta, ME are Liberal Arts & Sciences (124 and 15.9%), Clinical Nurse Leader (60 and 7.69%), and Psychiatric Services Technician (57 and 7.31%).

The median tuition cost in Augusta, ME for a public four year colleges is $7,350 for in-state students and $18,750 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,607 students enrolled in Augusta, ME, 32% men and 68% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,751 records, of which 69.7% were women and 30.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 50 degrees awarded
  2. 94 degrees awarded
  3. 60 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Augusta, ME was Psychiatric Services Technician with 50 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Augusta, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 616 degrees awarded
  2. 164 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maine at Augusta with 616 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 180 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Augusta, ME, which is 0.3 times less than the 600 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 649 degrees mean that there were 21.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 30 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($7,350) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,028) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.538% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.438% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (355k), Some college (229k), and Bachelors Degree (225k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Augusta, ME was $166,100 in 2022, which is 0.589 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $149,500 to $166,100, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Augusta, ME is 52.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Augusta, ME have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Augusta, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Augusta, ME is $45,006. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Augusta, ME was Census Tract 101 with a value of $53,696, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 104, with respective values of $50,781 and $47,907.

Property

$166,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,922
$4,886
Median Property Taxes
±$592

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Augusta, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Augusta, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

52.8%
Homeownership
2022
60.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 52.8% of the housing units in Augusta, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 101
  2. Census Tract 103
  3. Census Tract 104

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Augusta, ME was Census Tract 101 with a value of $53,696, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 104, with respective values of $50,781 and $47,907.

The following map shows all of the places in Augusta, ME colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,006
Median Household Income
± $4,005
9.25k
Number of Households
± 799

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.25k households in Augusta, ME grew to $45,006 from the previous year's value of $40,438.

The following chart displays the households in Augusta, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Augusta, ME is from Maine.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Maine
0.436
2021 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2022, the income inequality in Maine was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.204% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (68.1%)
  2. Carpooled (15.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (11.5%)

In 2022, 68.1% of workers in Augusta, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.9%) and those who worked at home (11.5%).

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Augusta, ME have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.557% of the workforce in Augusta, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Augusta, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Augusta, ME have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Augusta, ME (4.14k out of 18.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Augusta, ME is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.7% of the population of Augusta, ME has health coverage, with 37.3% on employee plans, 29.4% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 2.37% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kennebec County, ME see 832 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.241% increase from the previous year (830 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1205 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 193 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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832 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kennebec County, ME

Primary care physicians in Kennebec County, ME see an average of 832 patients per year. This represents a 0.241% increase from the previous year (830 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kennebec County, ME in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.8% under 18 years, 22.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.2% were men and 54.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.26%
Uninsured
37.3%
Employer Coverage
29.4%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
2.37%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Augusta, ME declined by 0.213% from 6.28% to 6.26%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Augusta, ME changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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