About the Region


Located on the Georgia/South Carolina border, the city of Augusta, GA lies on the Savannah River, which supports its diverse economic endeavors as well as vast recreation options. The city is the center point of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), a 13-county region that includes both Georgia and South Carolina. It is located within close proximity to many major southern destinations including Atlanta, Columbia, and Charlotte.

Some compelling facts underscore the qualities that make Augusta a great place to live and work.

  • Founded in 1736 by James Oglethorpe, A British Explorer
  • Median Age: 33.4
  • Named for Princess Augusta of Wales
  • Average Climate Range 33.1 low to 92.6 high
  • Nickname: The Garden City
  • Median Home Cost: $91,165
  • Population: 200,000 in the City, 550,000 in the Region
  • Average Commute Time: 18.3 Minutes
  • Major Highways: I-20
  • U.S. Highways: 1, 25, 78 and 278
  • Overall Cost of Living: 92%
  • Airports: Augusta Regional Airport and Daniel Field Airport (serving private aircraft)
  • Sales Tax: 8%

Greater Augusta Region Quick Facts Sheet


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