Augusta County is located in the western border area of Virginia. The County Seat is Staunton and the largest city is Stuarts Draft. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.augusta.va.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 73,862 and the 2010 census population was 73,736. The land area is 967.00 square miles and there are 76.3 persons per square mile.
93.7% of the population is White, 4.2% is Black or African American, 2.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 84.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $194,600, there are 27,999 households, an average of 2.50 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,519, the median household income is $52,027, and 9.5% of the persons in Augusta County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 6,318. Retail sales (in $1000) were $636,318, and sales per capita were $8,890. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.8%.
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