Augusta has so many great things that other big cities offer like academics, restaurants, excellent cultural life, but with only 500,000 people in the entire CSRA (central savannah river area), we are small enough to know our neighbors. Our cost of living is low, taxes are low, and the quality of life is excellent.
The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in North Augusta is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, North Augusta is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to South Carolina, North Augusta has a crime rate that is higher than 58% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.
1983 A press release from Augusta National Golf Club in 1982 changed a Masters Tournament tradition forever. Starting with the next year's Masters, less than five months away in 1983, participants would no longer be required to use Augusta National club caddies, who were Black.Nov 11, 2020
The tradition of caddies wearing white jumpsuits at Augusta National dates back to when the course opened in 1933. Augusta used to employ poor people from the local community and members insisted on providing them with a white suit to make them look smarter.
23.3% of Augusta, GA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 43.0% greater than the poverty level of 13.3% across the entire state of Georgia. Taking into account residents not living in families, 19.8% of high school graduates and 49.6% of non high school graduates live in poverty.
Boasting pleasant summers and mild winters, Augusta is an excellent year-round destination. Summers in Augusta have an average high temperature of 90.6 ˚F (32.6 °C) and an average low of 67.8 ˚F (19.9 °C). In the winter, the average high is 58.9 °F (14.9 °C) and the average low is 34.4 °F (1.3 °C).