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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,339
Male Share of the Population44.9%
Female Share of the Population55.1%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+4,031
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married51.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,873
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,028
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,664

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,488
% Above Poverty Level87.8%
% Below Poverty Level12.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$692
Median House Value$114,100

Ancestry

German22.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.7%
Irish11.8%
English9.2%
French Except Basque3.3%
Scottish3%
Swedish2.6%
Italian1.1%
Polish0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Greek0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
African0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Augusta Almanac

CategoryValue
County Butler County
Standard Zip Codes67010
Phone Area Codes316
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.69
Approximate Longitude-96.97

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)

StationEL DORADO
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 41 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationWICHITA MID-CONTINENT AP
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip30.3 inches
StationWELLINGTON
Distance37.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Andover12,661$94,229
Benton878$83,625
El Dorado13,003$59,991
Leon680$54,917
Rose Hill3,863$80,464
Towanda1,417$54,150

Augusta Public Libraries

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

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Augusta Public Schools

Augusta Middle School
1001 State St
ZIP: 67010
(316) 775-6383
Middle
Total Enrollment 521
Augusta Sr High
2020 Ohio
ZIP: 67010
(316) 775-5461
High
Total Enrollment 658
Ewalt Elementary
2340 Greyhound Drive
ZIP: 67010
(316) 775-0056
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Garfield Elem
1053 Osage
ZIP: 67010
(316) 775-6601
Primary
Total Enrollment 243
Lincoln Elem
1812 Cron
ZIP: 67010
(316) 775-5415
Primary
Total Enrollment 232
Robinson Elem
1301 Helen
ZIP: 67010
(316) 775-7561
Primary
Total Enrollment 240

Augusta Private Schools

St James Catholic School
1010 Belmont Ave
ZIP: 67010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 84
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