Augusta County, VA

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2022 Population
77,433
0.63% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.8
0.665% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.11%
3.08% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$76,124
10.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$267,100
15% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
37,573
2.01% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Augusta County, VA had a population of 77.4k people with a median age of 44.8 and a median household income of $76,124. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Augusta County, VA grew from 76,948 to 77,433, a 0.63% increase and its median household income grew from $69,082 to $76,124, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Augusta County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.35%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.06%), White (Hispanic) (1.73%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.807%).

None of the households in Augusta County, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Augusta County, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Augusta County, VA are Blue Ridge Community College (231536) (1,266 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Augusta County, VA was $267,100, and the homeownership rate was 78.7%.

Most people in Augusta County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Augusta County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Augusta County, VA is home to a population of 77.4k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.53% of Augusta County, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.96k people).

In 2022, there were 20.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69k people) in Augusta County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.37k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Augusta County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Augusta County, VA was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Augusta County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    69k ± 347
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.37k ± 294
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.6k ± 417
3.43%
Hispanic Population
2.66k people

In 2022, there were 20.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69k people) in Augusta County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.37k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.43% of the people in Augusta County, VA are hispanic (2.66k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.53%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.96k people
2.54%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.95k people

As of 2022, 2.53% of Augusta County, VA residents (1.96k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Augusta County, VA was 2.54%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,940 ± 316
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    730 ± 174
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    685 ± 198

Augusta County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Augusta County, VA employs 37.6k people. The largest industries in Augusta County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,753 people), Manufacturing (5,721 people), and Retail Trade (4,747 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,189), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,778), and Manufacturing ($56,820).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

37.6k
2022 Value
± 1,575
2.01%
1 Year growth
± 5.84%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Augusta County, VA grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 36.8k employees to 37.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Augusta County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,265 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,685 people), and Production Occupations (3,490 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Augusta County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

37.6k
2022 Value
± 1,575
2.01%
1 Year growth
± 5.84%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Augusta County, VA grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 36.8k employees to 37.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Augusta County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,753 people), Manufacturing (5,721 people), and Retail Trade (4,747 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Augusta County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Augusta County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,015
Median earning men ± $2,698
$37,720
Median earning women ± $2,291

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,028), Public Administration ($58,772), and Manufacturing ($58,647).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($49,912), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,306), and Construction ($46,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 430
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 317
    Manufacturing
  3. 295
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Augusta County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 72.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.44%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Augusta County, VA awarded 1,266 degrees. The student population of Augusta County, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,437 male students and 2,125 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Augusta County, VA are White (910 and 72.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (166 and 13.3%), Unknown (53 and 4.25%), and Black or African American (47 and 3.77%).

The largest universities in Augusta County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Blue Ridge Community College (231536) (1,266 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Augusta County, VA are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (247 and 19.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (234 and 18.5%), and Registered Nursing (150 and 11.8%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2017 in Augusta County, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 100%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 100%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,562 (40.3% men and 59.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,562 students enrolled in Augusta County, VA, 40.3% men and 59.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,444 records, of which 61.3% were women and 38.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 234 degrees awarded
  2. 45 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Augusta County, VA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 234 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,266 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blue Ridge Community College (231536) with 1,266 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 517 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Augusta County, VA, which is 0.69 times less than the 749 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 910 degrees mean that there were 5.48 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 166 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,620) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($744) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,358) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Augusta County, VA was $267,100 in 2022, which is 0.947 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $232,200 to $267,100, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in Augusta County, VA is 78.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Augusta County, VA have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Augusta County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Augusta County, VA is $76,124. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Augusta County, VA was Census Tract 703 with a value of $92,308, followed by Census Tract 711.02 and Census Tract 702, with respective values of $90,000 and $82,014.

In 2022, 10% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Augusta County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.681%.

Property

$267,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,476
$23,663
Median Property Taxes
±$1,235

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Augusta County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.7%
Homeownership
2022
69.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.7% of the housing units in Augusta County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 703
  2. Census Tract 711.02
  3. Census Tract 702

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Augusta County, VA was Census Tract 703 with a value of $92,308, followed by Census Tract 711.02 and Census Tract 702, with respective values of $90,000 and $82,014.

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

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Household Income

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$76,124
Median Household Income
± $3,172
30.1k
Number of Households
± 1,404

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.1k households in Augusta County, VA grew to $76,124 from the previous year's value of $69,082.

The following chart displays the households in Augusta County, VA 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Augusta County, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.35%)

In 2022, 84.6% of workers in Augusta County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8%) and those who worked at home (6.35%).

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Augusta County, VA have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.84% of the workforce in Augusta County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Augusta County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Augusta County, VA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Augusta County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.681%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Augusta County, VA (5.98k out of 73.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Augusta County, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 11.5% of the children was living in poverty in Augusta County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 125 in Augusta County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 11.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.2% of the population of Augusta County, VA has health coverage, with 51.4% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Augusta County, VA see 2099 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.69% increase from the previous year (1986 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3062 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1297 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,099 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Augusta County, VA

Primary care physicians in Augusta County, VA see an average of 2,099 patients per year. This represents a 5.69% increase from the previous year (1,986 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Augusta County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.82%
Uninsured
51.4%
Employer Coverage
11%
Medicaid
17.3%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.69%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Augusta County, VA declined by 15.3% from 8.05% to 6.82%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 31.4 in Augusta County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.5% in Augusta County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.98% in Augusta County, VA.

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