Introduction to North Augusta, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina, in Aiken county, is 2 miles N of Augusta, Georgia (center to center) and 135 miles SW of Charlotte, North Carolina. Part of the surrounding Augusta - Aiken metro area, the city is not an isolated city. North Augusta is home to some 17,574 residents.

North Augusta History

The English founded a trading post known as Savannah Town over 300 years ago in the area now known as North Augusta. This region gained importance due to the sudden increase of the cotton economy. North Augusta was finally founded as a residential and resort town. Much of the credit for this goes to the Hampton Terrace Hotel which was built in 1902.

North Augusta and nearby Attractions

  • Providence Church
  • Grace United Methodist Church
  • Willow Wicks Lake
  • Lions Park
  • Edenfield Park
  • Crystal Lake

Things To Do In North Augusta

If you wish to know more about the history of North Augusta you can visit the Augusta Museum of History and Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. The town also has many parks where you can hangout with friends. You can enjoy the region's traditional delights by visiting any of the restaurants and cafes.

North Augusta Transportation

People seeking air transportation in North Augusta can take a flight from Augusta Regional at Bush Field.

North Augusta Higher Education

Higher education in the city is provided by Augusta State University and Augusta Technical College.


Total Population 22,037
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 9,973
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 48.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.4%
Median Earnings25+ $35,361
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,615
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,614


Median Family Income $60,126
% Above Poverty Level 88.2%
% Below Poverty Level 11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 29.4%
Median Gross Rent $714
Median House Value $150,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.8%
US/American 0%
English 11%
Irish 10%

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

North Augusta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles N of Augusta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 135 miles SW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Aiken
Metro Area Augusta - Aiken
Standard Zip Codes 29841, 29842, 29860
P.O. Box Zip Codes 29861
Phone Area Codes 803
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.501
Longitude -81.965

North Augusta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 9.3 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
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 54 F
Apr Temp 44 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 47.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, North Augusta, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beech Island (29841, 29842)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aiken 30,183 $71,650
Burnettown 2,753 $46,176
Edgefield 4,723 $47,589
Jackson 1,661 $57,813
New Ellenton 2,431 $46,838
Trenton 286 $51,528

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

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