Using the U.S. Census, the American Community Survey and other sources, the Department of Planning and Development gathers data to form a snapshot of the City of North Augusta's population. Information provided on this page and its attachments are updated as data become available.
North Augusta, the second largest city in Aiken County, is located in western South Carolina on the north bank of the Savannah River. Aiken County, which ranks eleventh in population statewide, is one of seven counties--Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield in South Carolina--that make up the Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
The U.S. Census estimated North Augusta's 2017 population to be 22,930 (as of July 2017), a 7.5 percent increase since 2010. During the same period, Aiken County's population also grew 7.5 percent.
Based on 2010 Census figures, North Augusta's average household size is 2.37. The homeownership rate is sixty-two percent. The median value of owner-occupied housing in the City is $150,600. The median household income is $51,863. Per capita income is $28,510. Fifty-three percent of North Augusta's population is female. Slightly more than twelve percent of the City's population lives below the poverty level.
Ninety percent of North Augustans age 25 and older have a high school diploma. Roughly one-third of the population age 25 and older holds a bachelor's degree or higher. Ten percent of the City's residents are veterans.
Sixty-three percent of the North Augusta population 16 years and older are in the civilian labor force. Of that number, 87% drive themselves to work. The remainder carpool, use public transportation, walk to work or use other means. Almost three percent of the labor force works at home. Seventy-two percent of the civilian work force is in the private sector; twenty-five percent is in the public sector. The remainder are self-employed in not-incorporated businesses.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census; Quick Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau; 2008-2012 American Community Survey; www.usa.com; Economic Development Partnership, Economic Profile, Aiken and Edgefield Counties; City records.