Augusta, New York

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Augusta is a town in Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 1,966 at the 2000 census. The name of the town is believed to be derived from Augusta, Maine.

The Town of Augusta is in the southwest part of the county.



Augusta was first settled around 1793. The town was formed from the Town of Whitestown in 1798. The name might also be from a militia officer, Augustus Van Horn.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 27.7 square miles (71.8 km²), all of it land.

The south and west town lines form the border with Madison County, New York.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,966 people, 744 households, and 532 families residing in the town. The population density was 70.9 people per square mile (27.4/km²). There were 812 housing units at an average density of 29.3/sq mi (11.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.91% White, 0.31% African American, 0.76% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 744 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,274, and the median income for a family was $41,302. Males had a median income of $28,977 versus $23,063 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,367. About 5.5% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

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