The Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia metro area, commonly referred to as the Augusta Metropolitan Area, encompasses four counties in Georgia and two in South Carolina. This area is located about 150 miles East of Atlanta, GA and 70 miles West of Columbia, SC.
Augusta is located about halfway up the Savannah River at the end of its navigable portion. The city is located on the fall line of the river, which creates a number of small water falls. The city has developed a popular Riverwalk Park along and on top of the city's levee, as well as the historic Augusta Canal which has bike and pedestrian paths.
The city is known for its historic homes, Civil War and African-American history, and the Masters Golf Tournament, held yearly at the Augusta National Golf Club, which is world renowned for its pristine links.
Total Population: 590,146
(An increase of 4.47 % in the past 5 years.)
- Foreign Born - 15,741
- Language Spoken at Home - 22,128
[ Source: American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Foreign Born and Language Spoken at Home]