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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.  For clarification or to request demographics not included here, please send a research request to the Department.

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 2015 population to be 22,522 (as of July 2016), a 5.5 percent increase since 2010 and a 28.2 percent  increase since 2000.  During the same periods, Aiken County's population grew 3.6 percent and 16.3 percent, respectively. 

Based on 2010 Census figures, North Augusta's average household size is 2.31. The homeownership rate is sixty-nine percent. The median value of owner-occupied housing in the City is $149,400, almost 65 percent higher than 2000.  The growth in housing unit value is higher than both the state average (44.8%) and the national average (51.7%). The median household income is $49,312.  The mean household income is $65,287.  The median family income is $65,293.  The mean family income is $79,581. Per capita income is $28,766.  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 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.  The median earnings for workers is $35,155.

See also:

City-County Population Comparison
2010 Census Demographic Tables

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.