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The 2000 Census showed that Augusta County had a population of 65,615 people. This represented 0.93% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 134 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Augusta had a population of 72,020 people. This is an increase of 9.76% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201073,750+12.4%+2.4% since 2009
200972,020+9.76%+0.31% since 2008
200871,799+9.42%+0.31% since 2007
200771,579+9.09%+1.38% since 2006
200670,603+7.6%+2.39% since 2005
200568,955+5.09%+1.24% since 2004
200468,113+3.81%+1.43% since 2003
200367,155+2.35%+1.02% since 2002
200266,476+1.31%+0.63% since 2001
200166,062+0.68%+0.68% since 2000
200065,615The Last Census

Augusta County had 26,738 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Augusta County has a total area<3> of 970 square miles [2,514 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.57 square miles [1.48 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Augusta County had a population density of 67.6 people per square mile [26.11 people/km²], making it the state's 45th most densely populated county (out of 134 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Augusta County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Augusta and the state of Virginia.

Click here for the Augusta County QuickFact (QF-51015).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Augusta County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AlbemarleQF-51003   E94,90879,23619.78%
BathQF-51017   W4,4825,048-11.21%
HighlandQF-51091   NW2,3382,536-7.81%
NelsonQF-51125   SE15,48714,4457.21%
RockbridgeQF-51163   SW21,29420,8082.34%
RockinghamQF-51165   NE75,13467,72510.94%
Pendleton (WV)QF-54071   N7,3908,196-9.83%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Augusta. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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