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Overview

Introduction to Grovetown, Georgia

Grovetown, Georgia, in Columbia county, is 13 miles W of Augusta, Georgia (center to center) and 127 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia. It is located in the Augusta - Aiken metropolitan area.

Grovetown History

The Georgia Railroad, which was chartered in 1833, passed through the area now known as Grovetown. Until the 1860s, this region was referred to as "Belair," and in 1881, Grovetown was officially incorporated. It is located in Columbia County, which was created in 1790. Columbia County was the 12th county to be formed in Georgia, and was named in honor of Christopher Columbus.

Grovetown and Nearby Attractions

  • Grovetown Museum
  • Morris Museum of Art
  • Redcliffe State Historic Site
  • Woodrow Wilson Home
  • Savannah Rapids Park
  • Bobby Brown State Park

Things To Do In Grovetown

Grovetown Museum is located in Grovetown, and includes a restored 100 year old dwelling. There are also 4 galleries that house detailed exhibits and artifacts of the Grovetown area. Augusta Museum of History, and Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History also showcase exhibits of historical importance. Grovetown is close to numerous art museums and historical sites including the Morris Museum of Art, Redcliffe State Historical Site, Sand Hills Cottage, the Woodrow Wilson Home, and Meadow Garden. Mistletoe State Park, which is situated on the Clarks Hill Lake, covers 1,920 acres, and offers amenities for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, bicycling, camping, and picnicking. Facilities for horseback riding are available at the 136-acre Canterbury Trails Equestrian Center.

Grovetown Transportation

The nearest major airport is the Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field.

Grovetown Higher Education

University of South Carolina at Aiken, Augusta State University, and Lander University are some of the colleges close to Grovetown.

People

Total Population 12,521
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,448
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 56.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,756
% Above Poverty Level 84.2%
% Below Poverty Level 15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 20.1%
Median Gross Rent $998
Median House Value $143,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.3%
US/American 0%
English 5.8%
Irish 6.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grovetown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles W of Augusta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia
County Columbia
Metro Area Augusta - Aiken
Standard Zip Codes 30813
Phone Area Codes 706
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.45
Longitude -82.198

Grovetown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station APPLING 2 NW
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 75 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Station AUGUSTA BUSH FIELD AP
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station WARRENTON
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 50.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blythe 728 $47,292
Dearing 552 $42,212
Harlem 2,872 $53,162
Hephzibah 3,950 $71,212
Thomson 6,697 $22,692

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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