Augusta, Georgia - Facts & Figures
Augusta is located on the banks of the Savannah River. Known as the Garden City, it is a blend of Southern charm and city fun, with arts, culture, shopping, fine dining and elaborate recreation.
In 1996, the City of Augusta consolidated with Richmond County to form Augusta-Richmond County. This consolidated governing body consists of a Mayor and 10 Augusta-Richmond County commissioners. Augusta-Richmond County is one of only three consolidated governments in Georgia.
Augusta is home to the Masters Golf Tournament, held during the first full week in April. The area is also a center for medicine, manufacturing and military.
- Population: 556,877
- Industries: Public Administration, construction, health care, education, food services
- Area Codes: 706, 762
- ZIP Codes: 30905, 30906, 30907, 30909, 30910, 30911, 30912, 30913, 30914, 30916, 30917
- Surrounding Cities: North Augusta, SC; Evans, GA; Aiken, SC