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Overview
Population:124,665
Pop. Change:40%
State: Georgia
Metro Area:Augusta-Richmond_County
County:Columbia County
City:Martinez, Evans, ... 4 total
Zip Code:30907, 30809, ... 5 total
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Columbia's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Augusta-Richmond County Metro Area

Profile: Mid-sized city

Location: Georgia–South Carolina border along the Savannah River

Elevation: 136

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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Those familiar with professional golf know Augusta. The city emerged after the turn of the 19th century as a winter escape for northerners. Resorts and country clubs, including the heralded Augusta National Country Club, opened at that time. During most of the year, Augusta is a tranquil, Mid-sized southern city with varied small industry and commercial activity. In April the Masters Golf tournament brings worldwide attention and crowds. People with nicer homes rent them to visiting dignitaries and executives (and receive a tax break thanks to a federal tax loophole seemingly designed for this event). Aside from golf, the city offers history and architectural interest, and even a minor-league ice hockey team. Cost of living at 85 (aside from Masters Week) is low for the state and reasonable for this type of town. Downtown is plain with a few historic buildings, and a recent revitalization effort brought some riverfront arts and entertainment amenities and a monthly festival. But the area is generally quiet and additional entertainment and cultural amenities and air service are available in Columbia, SC, 70 miles northeast, and Atlanta, 150 miles west. Augusta is located along the Savannah River between the Piedmont Plateau and the Coastal Plain. The city is in a narrow river plain with wooded rolling hills up to 200 feet on all sides. Lowland is swampy especially to the southeast. Summers are hot and humid with thundershowers; strong storms can occur especially in spring. Because the Appalachian Mountains shield the city from extreme cold and storms from the northwest, winters are mild with rare measurable snow. Ice storms are less common than in Atlanta.

Interesting Facts about Columbia County

As of 2014, Columbia County's population is 124,665 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 39.61 percent.

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The median home cost in Columbia County is $152,100. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.30 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia County's cost of living is 4.40% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Columbia County public schools spend $9,006 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Columbia County.

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The unemployment rate in Columbia County is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Columbia County jobs have Decreased by 0.11 percent.


Ranked #35 Drought-Riskiest Cities
Ranked #47 America's Migraine Hot Spots
Ranked #56 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #164 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #218 Best Green Cities
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Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Columbia County's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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