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Geographic Region: Inland
Elevation: 153 feet
Population: 194, 145
Winter: 63/40 Spring: 76/57
Summer: 86/66 Fall: 68/42
Avg. Precipitation: 44. 4 inches/year
Median Resident Age: 40. 3
Median Household Income: $37,231
Median Home Value: $95,000
Hospitals: Medical college of
Georgia; university Hospital
Airports: Augusta State
Airport, Augusta Airport
There are three public universities,
two public technical colleges and a public
medical college in and around Augusta.
The largest are Augusta State University,
with a full-time enrollment of 3,778; Augusta Technical College, with an enrollment of 2,300; and the Medical College
of Georgia, with an enrollment of 1,932.
selected by the U.S. Department of Energy
to build commercial cellulosic ethanol
plants and is located in the nearby town of
Soperton, GA. The plant uses gasification
technology to convert wood and wood
waste from Georgia’s pine forests and mills
into 20 million gallons of ethanol per year.
It is estimated that Georgia could produce
enough cellulosic biomass to support up to
two billion gallons of ethanol production.
The area is recognized for its state-of-the-art medical facilities. The Medical
College of Georgia, the state’s only health
science university and the 13th-oldest
medical school in the nation, employs
over 7,000 people and is ranked as one
of the top medical schools in the country.
Along with University Hospital, the medical community in Augusta employs over
25,000 people and has an economic impact of over $1.8 billion, the largest in the
city and one of the largest in the state.
Range Fuels is one of six companies
EcoFocus is an exciting new environmental film festival occurring in
nearby Athens, GA. EcoFocus, with its
co-sponsor, the UGA Department of
Entomology, features 12 world-class
environmental films and more than 25
environmental short films, including
the top selections and winners from the
EcoFocus Short Film Competition. Presented by the University of Georgia at
Augusta’s Odum School of Ecology, the
festival pushes the usual boundaries of
environmental issues by screening films
of a considerably diverse nature.