Augusta, ME

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Population

18,626

0.348% decline

Poverty Rate

21%


Median Age

44.8


Median Household Income

$40,181

0.922% decline

Number of Employees

8,789

3.72% growth

Median Property Value

$142,600

2.66% growth

About

In 2017, Augusta, ME had a population of 18.6k people with a median age of 44.8 and a median household income of $40,181. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Augusta, ME declined from 18,691 to 18,626, a -0.348% decrease and its median household income declined from $40,555 to $40,181, a -0.922% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Augusta, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.1%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.26%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.06%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%). N/A% of the people in Augusta, ME speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Augusta, ME are University of Maine at Augusta (632 degrees awarded in 2017), Kaplan University-Augusta Campus (164 degrees), and Capilo School of Hair Design (77 degrees).

The median property value in Augusta, ME is $142,600, and the homeownership rate is 52.8%. Most people in Augusta, ME commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Augusta, ME is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Augusta, ME employs 8.79k people. The largest industries in Augusta, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,674 people), Retail Trade (1,278 people), and Public Administration (1,058 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,086), Utilities ($79,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,188).

Median household income in Augusta, ME is $40,181. Males in Augusta, ME have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,792. The income inequality in Augusta, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,181

2017 value

± $2,978

-0.922%

1 Year Growth

± 10.7%

Households in Augusta, ME have a median annual income of $40,181, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,555 in 2016, which represents a -0.922% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,075

Average Male Salary

± $2,642

$44,792

Average Female Salary

± $1,926

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maine made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Maine by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $48,746 ± $19,436

  2. White

    $43,832 ± $1,466

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,588 ± $101,474

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maine workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Augusta, ME is from Maine.

0.447

2017 Wage GINI

0.45

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maine was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.62% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maine across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 101

  2. Census Tract 105

  3. Census Tract 102

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Augusta, ME was Census Tract 101 with a value of $55,571, followed by Census Tract 105 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $40,583 and $35,871.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Augusta, ME (3.76k out of 17.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 65 - 74.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,329 ± 442

  2. Two Or More

    189 ± 124

  3. Black

    121 ± 154

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

8.79k

2017 Value

± 687

3.72%

1 Year growth

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Augusta, ME grew at a rate of 3.72%, from 8.47k employees to 8.79k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Augusta, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,473 people), Sales & Related Occupations (801 people), and Management Occupations (794 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Augusta, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Augusta, ME, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,473 people), Sales & Related Occupations (801 people), and Management Occupations (794 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Augusta, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.81 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.8 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Augusta, ME, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($87,083), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($78,229), and Management Occupations ($60,238).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.79k

2017 Value

± 687

3.72%

1 Year growth

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Augusta, ME grew at a rate of 3.72%, from 8.47k employees to 8.79k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Augusta, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,674 people), Retail Trade (1,278 people), and Public Administration (1,058 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Augusta, ME, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,674 people), Retail Trade (1,278 people), and Public Administration (1,058 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Augusta, ME has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.58 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.39 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Augusta, ME, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,086), Utilities ($79,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,188).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $8.58B

  2. $3.57B

  3. $3.34B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $8.58B, followed by Fuel oils ($3.57B) and Machinery ($3.34B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maine products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$45.4B

2020 Value

$56.8B

Projected 2045 Value

25.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maine trade was $45.4B. This is expected to increase 25.2% to $56.8B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maine trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $3.76B

  2. $3.36B

  3. $2.86B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $3.76B, followed by New Hampshire with $3.36B and New York and $2.86B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maine shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.3% of the population of Augusta, ME has health coverage, with 41.5% on employee plans, 22.5% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.81% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Augusta, ME was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Augusta, ME see 784 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.384% increase from the previous year (781 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1311 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 220 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.6%). Additionally, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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784 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kennebec County, ME see an average of 784 patients per year. This represents a 0.384% increase from the previous year (781 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,015

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,504

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,325

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maine (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.36%, from $9,133 to $9,531.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.69%

Uninsured

41.5%

Employer Coverage

22.5%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

1.81%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Augusta, ME declined by 12.3% from 9.9% to 8.69%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.6% prevalence

  2. 12.3% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maine, at 12.6%.

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Diversity

Augusta, ME is home to a population of 18.6k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.27% of Augusta, ME residents were born outside of the country (795 people).

In 2017, there were 42.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.3k people) in Augusta, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 409 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 234 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Augusta, ME was 44.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Augusta, ME are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Augusta, ME residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

795 people

4.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

841 people

As of 2017, 4.27% of Augusta, ME residents (795 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Augusta, ME was 4.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    9,674 ± 2,406 people

  2. Philippines

    2,503 ± 1,227 people

  3. China

    2,372 ± 1,195 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,674 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 2,503 and China with 2,372.

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Augusta, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Augusta, ME was 97.4%, 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)

    17.3k ± 302

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    409 ± 197

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)

    234 ± 142

In 2017, there were 42.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.3k people) in Augusta, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 409 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 234 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Augusta, ME as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    547 ± 124

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    251 ± 136

  3. World War II

    191 ± 71

Augusta, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Augusta, ME awarded 873 degrees. The student population of Augusta, ME is skewed towards women, with 1,264 male students and 3,345 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Augusta, ME are White (775 and 88.8%), followed by Unknown (35 and 4.01%), Two or More Races (20 and 2.29%), and Black or African American (13 and 1.49%).

The largest universities in Augusta, ME by number of degrees awarded are University of Maine at Augusta (632 and 72.4%), Kaplan University-Augusta Campus (164 and 18.8%), and Capilo School of Hair Design (77 and 8.82%).

The most popular majors in Augusta, ME are Liberal Arts & Sciences (160 and 18.3%), Psychiatric Services Technician (98 and 11.2%), and General Business Administration & Management (66 and 7.56%).

The median tuition costs in Augusta, ME are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,840 and $16,530 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 57 degrees awarded

  2. 128 degrees awarded

  3. 89 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Augusta, ME was Registered Nursing with 57 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 632 degrees awarded

  2. 164 degrees awarded

  3. 77 degrees awarded

$6,840

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Augusta, ME institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maine at Augusta with 632 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

201

Degrees Awarded to Men

672

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 201 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Augusta, ME, which is 0.299 times less than the 672 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    775 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    20 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Augusta, ME were to White students. These 775 degrees mean that there were 22.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Augusta, ME was $142,600 in 2017, which is 0.621 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $138,900 to $142,600, a 2.66% increase. The homeownership rate in Augusta, ME is 52.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Augusta, ME have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Augusta, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$142,600

2017 Median

± $7,213

$138,900

2016 Median

± $5,922

In 2017, the median property value in Augusta, ME grew to to $142,600 from the previous year's value of $138,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Augusta, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Augusta, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$40,181

Median Household Income

± $2,978

8.54k

Number of Households

± 644

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.54k households in Augusta, ME declined from $40,181 from the previous year's value of $40,555.

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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Augusta, ME 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.

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Rent vs Own

52.8%

2017 Homeownership

51.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52.8% of the housing units in Augusta, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Augusta, ME compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Augusta, ME have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.326% of the workforce in Augusta, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.15%

  3. Walked

    4.79%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Augusta, ME was Drove Alone (80.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.15%) and those who Walked (4.79%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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