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Overview

Introduction to Augusta, Kansas

Augusta, Kansas is located 19 miles E of Wichita, Kansas. It is in Butler county. The city is part of the Wichita metro area.

Augusta History

Augusta was originally inhabited by the Native Americans. Primarily the Osage Indians lived in the place. In 1868, C. N James settled in the area. He built a trading post and a general store. The city was named after his wife, Augusta. The city was introduced to train service in August, 1881. It was primarily started to support the agriculture and the livestock production in the area. The City of Augusta grew when natural gas and oil were discovered in the Butler County.

Augusta and nearby Attractions

  • Augusta Historical Museum
  • Butler State Park
  • Coutts Memorial Museum of Art
  • Kansas Aviation Museum
  • Omnisphere and Science Center
  • Amelia Earhart Birthplace

Things To Do In Augusta

You can check out the Great Plains Transportation Museum and the Kansas Oil Museum while in Augusta. The El Dorado State Park has facilities for boating, camping, and swimming. You can enjoy shopping at the Augusta Country Club Shopping Center and the North Star Shopping Center. If you love reading books, the Augusta Public Library can be visited.

Augusta Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from the Wichita Mid - Continent Airport.

Augusta Higher Education

Higher education opportunities are provided by Butler County Community College, Wichita State University, Cowley County Community College, and Hutchinson Community College.

People

Total Population 9,242
Male Share of the Population 44.6%
Female Share of the Population 55.4%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,159
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.6%
Median Earnings25+ $36,066
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,263

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,807
% Above Poverty Level 84.9%
% Below Poverty Level 15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.9%
Median Gross Rent $719
Median House Value $99,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.3%
US/American 0%
English 9.2%
Irish 13.5%

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

Augusta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 19 miles E of Wichita, Kansas
County Butler
Metro Area Wichita
Standard Zip Codes 67010
Phone Area Codes 316
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.686
Longitude -96.976

Augusta 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 EL DORADO
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Station WICHITA MID-CONTINENT AP
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Station WELLINGTON
Distance 37.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andover 12,293 $93,710
Benton 949 $64,643
El Dorado 12,910 $56,458
Leon 678 $51,583
Rose Hill 3,961 $77,819

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

Augusta Public Libraries

Library
Augusta Public Library
1609 STATE ST.
Augusta, Kansas
(316) 775-2681

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Augusta High Schools

AUGUSTA SR HIGH
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316-775-5461
Serves 696 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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