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Welcome to Augusta ...

The city of Augusta is located in Kennebec County<1>. It is the County Seat and the capital of Maine.

The pronunciation of Augusta: ah-GOOSH-tah<2>

When the people of Augusta refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Augustan<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Augusta has a population of 18,697 people<4> (see below for details).

Augusta was established in 1629.

The community of Augusta is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Augusta lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Augusta is within the boundaries of the (207) area code.

The ZIP codes for Augusta: 04330, 4332-4333, 4336, 4338<6>

Websites for Augusta ...

Official Website:   www.ci.augusta.me.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.augustamaine.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Augusta had an population of 18,697 people. This is a decrease of 2.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Augusta had a population of 19,136 people (which is 15.67% of the total population of Kennebec County). This makes Augusta the county's most populous community.

The population of Augusta represents 1.44% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,136 people, the population of Augusta increased 3.1% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,560 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Augusta.

Adding Augusta to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Augusta in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Augusta elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Augusta on a Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Augusta on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Augusta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 29 communities that are also named Augusta - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (3), Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Augusta.

Communities near Augusta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Augusta.

  • Waterville [Kennebec County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterville
    • Waterville [Kennebec County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Augusta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,558 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterville<8>
  • Winslow [Kennebec County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winslow
    • Winslow [Kennebec County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Augusta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,618 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winslow have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winslow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winslow<8>
  • Oakland [Kennebec County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
    • Oakland [Kennebec County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Augusta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,309 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<8>
  • Winthrop [Kennebec County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winthrop
    • Winthrop [Kennebec County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Augusta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,993 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winthrop have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winthrop
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winthrop<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sidney [Kennebec County]
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      • Sidney [Kennebec County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the north of Augusta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,468 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidney have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidney
    • Vassalboro [Kennebec County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vassalboro
      • Vassalboro [Kennebec County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Augusta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vassalboro have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vassalboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vassalboro<8>
    • Greene [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greene
      • Greene [Androscoggin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Augusta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greene have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greene
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greene<8>
    • China [Kennebec County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for China
      • China [Kennebec County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Augusta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,302 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for China have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on China
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for China<8>
    • Monmouth [Kennebec County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monmouth
      • Monmouth [Kennebec County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Augusta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monmouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monmouth<8>
    • Litchfield [Kennebec County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield
      • Litchfield [Kennebec County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Augusta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Litchfield have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Litchfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Litchfield<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Augusta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Augusta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Augusta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Augusta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Augusta. Our list includes 60 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Augusta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Augusta ...

Looking for more information about Augusta? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Augusta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Augusta.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Maine

About Kennebec County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Augusta: www.ci.augusta.me.us/

The official website for Kennebec County: www.kennebeccounty.org/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Kennebec, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Augusta. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Augusta refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Augusta may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Augusta.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Augusta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Augusta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Augusta or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Augusta includes: 04330, 4332, 4336 & 4338.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Augusta) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Augusta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Augusta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Augusta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3104, Longitude: -69.7797    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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