Augusta-Richmond County, GA

The Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia metro area, commonly referred to as the Augusta Metropolitan Area, encompasses four counties in Georgia and two in South Carolina. This area is located about 150 miles East of Atlanta, GA and 70 miles West of Columbia, SC.

Augusta is located about halfway up the Savannah River at the end of its navigable portion. The city is located on the fall line of the river, which creates a number of small water falls. The city has developed a popular Riverwalk Park along and on top of the city's levee, as well as the historic Augusta Canal which has bike and pedestrian paths.

The city is known for its historic homes, Civil War and African-American history, and the Masters Golf Tournament, held yearly at the Augusta National Golf Club, which is world renowned for its pristine links.

Total Population: 590,146

(An increase of 4.47 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 15,741
  • Language Spoken at Home - 22,128

[ Source: American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Foreign Born and Language Spoken at Home]

Quick Facts

  • Augusta is twinned as a sister city with Biarritz, France and Takarazuka, Japan.

  • Augusta is a regional center of for medicine, biotechnology, and the military.

  • Internationally, Augusta is best known for hosting The Masters golf tournament each spring.

  • The grounds of Augusta National are known for being pristine, and the course was ranked in 2009 as the 3rd best golf course in the world by Golf Magazine.

  • Augusta is the host of the Augusta Southern Nationals, which is World's Richest Drag Boat Race, held on the Savannah River.

  • The Professional Disk Golf Association's International Disc Golf Center located at Wildwood Park in Appling, GA is the crown jewel for the sport of disc golf, hosted the 2006 World Championship, and is a must see for every disc golf enthusiast.

  • Fort Gordon Army Installation conducts training for International Military Students.


The Augusta Metro Area is best known for its historic homes, Civil-War era history, and beautiful riverfront. In addition, the city’s famous golf course, the Augusta National Golf Club, hosts the first major golf tournament of each year, The Masters. This tournament is one of the most prestigious in the sport and is one of the four major championships. The best professional and amateur golfers in the world come to Augusta during the first full week of April every year.

While the area has traditionally been predominantly Caucasian and African-American, there is an increasing population of Hispanics, Asians, and Indians which is beginning to influence the flavor of the community.

People Group Highlights

Displaying 1-5 of 5 results.
PG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
GujaratiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism316
GermanGermanyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox1,593
RussianRussiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox255
ItalianItalyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic152
Mixtec, Northwestern TlaxiacoMexicoAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic130

Get Involved

To get started with mobilizing yourself or your church for the Augusta-Richmond County Metropolitan mission field, initiatives and contact info follow ...

Georgia Baptist Convention - Intercultural Church Planting & Missions Ministries State Missions

Phone: (770) 936-5217 Email:

South Carolina Baptist Convention - Church Planting

Phone: 803.765.0030 Ext. 4200


Ethnic Links

The International Link - IL exists as a non-profit, interdenominational Christian organization that works in cooperation with many local churches to serve international guests in the Central Savannah River Area. They also offer ESL Classes open to any interested internationals in the Augusta area.

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