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Augusta is a city in Kennebec County.

It is the state capital and the county seat.

THe city reputedly was named after Pamela Augusta Dearborn, daughter of Revolutionary War Gen. Henry Dearborn.

The latitude of Augusta is 44.310N. The longitude is -69.78W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 125 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,618.


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Median household income
Local
$29,921
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Augusta demographic reports
Augusta is on the Kennebec River.
Former and merged names include:
· Harrington
The community developed as a shipping point for timber, furs and ice. It became the state capital in 1832.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 32. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2005 HBO movie, "Empire Falls"
Well-known residents have included:
· James G. Blaine, U.S. secretary of state
· Richard Dysart, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Spring Running Festival - June 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Augusta web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Children's Discovery Museum, Blaine House, Maine State Museum, Maine State Police Museum, Old Fort Western
Colleges and universities: University of Maine
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 114

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Augusta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kennebec County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 04330 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Augusta residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Augusta ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Augusta was $19,145, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Augusta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Augusta festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Augusta include Crosby Street Historic District, Kennebec Arsenal Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Augusta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $389.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $845.


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Libraries in Augusta include Augusta - Lithgow Public Library, Maine State Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Augusta include Capital Weekly, Kennebec Journal

TV stations in Augusta include WCBB.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Augusta workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Augusta between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Augusta include Best Inn, Best Western Senator Inn & Spa, Comfort Inn Civic Center, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn, Motel 6, Super 8.

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