Augusta has the 2663rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Augusta is part of the Wichita metro area. Unemployment in the Wichita area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Wichita has the 81st largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Augusta is below average at $42,400, and the median cost of a home in Augusta is $96,700, which is below the national average. 22% of workers in Augusta hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 89% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Augusta. 87% of Augusta workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Augusta spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.