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Regional Facts & Figures

Augusta, Kansas Demographics

In 1886, the U.S. Government re-negotiated a treaty with the Osage tribe that opened up the land that is now Butler County for settlement. Chester James paid forty dollars for the town-site located near the confluence of the Walnut and Whitewater Rivers. By popular vote in early 1869, the community was named Augusta, after itís founderís wife.

Today, the city of Augusta has much to offer any business, industry, or family considering a move to the Midwest. Local businesses enjoy the advantages of low utility rates and taxes and a work force of over 327,000 in the immediate Augusta area. Transportation and communication from a central location like Augusta is ideal for any business, resulting in lower costs and faster service.

Zip Code 67010
Area Code 316
Land area in square miles 4.0
County Butler
Time Zone Central (CST)
Sales Tax Rate 6.3%
Transient Guest Tax 3%
   
Population:  
Wichita MSA 561,313
Butler County 61,601
Augusta 8,423
   
Population Breakdown for Augusta
Males 3,996
Females 4,427
Under 20 years of age 2,598
20-44 years of age 2,866
45-64 years of age 1,633
Over 65 years of age 1,326
Median Age 35.2
   
Housing Breakdown for Augusta
Total Housing Units 3,630
Owner Occupied Housing 70.9%
Median Home Price $78,700
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $41,818
New Home Construction
2004-2005
80
Average Purchase Price $66/sf
Average Lot Cost $10,000
New Home Subdivisions 6
   
Transportation  
Major Highways
Augusta is intersected by major highway systems, including US 400, US 54 and US 77. Access to the Turnpike (Interstate 35) is just 10 miles.

Airports
Augusta Municipal Airport has a 4,200 by 60 ft concrete runway that supports all small single-engine/twin propellers and general aviation. The airport utilizes edge and visual approach lighting systems (MIRL/PAPI/VASI), supports non-precision instrument approach capabilities (GPS and VOR/DME) and has a pavement strength of 12,500 pounds.

Wichita Mid-Continent Airport is within 30 miles via US Highway 54/400 offering major Passenger and Shipping Services

Industrial Park
The Augusta Industrial Park has available lots varying in size from 2 to 6.5 acres. It lies adjacent to US Highway 54/400 and rail lines operated by Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

   
Employment  
Total Employment 4,239
Unemployment Rate 4.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22 minutes
   
Top 10 Employers  
USD 402  273
D & J Engineering
(Aviation Manufacturing)
160
City of Augusta 111
LakePoint Nursing Center 102
Dillons 102
WalMart 100
Parks Motors
(Automobile Sales & Service)
80
Sigma-Tek
(Aviation Manufacturing)
76
Pro-Kleen (Industrial Coatings) 70
Parks Chevrolet
(Automobile Sales & Service)
42
   
Utilities  
Electric Service City of Augusta
Phone Service AT&T
Gas Service Kansas Gas Service
Water Service City of Augusta
Trash Service City of Augusta
   
Amenities  
Hotels / Available Rooms 2 / 50
Restaurants 12
Golf Courses 1
Public Parks 4
Lakes 2
Public Swimming Pool 1
   
Climate  
Average Temperature 56.2F
December Average
Maximum / Minimum
43 F / 23 F
July Average
Maximum / Minimum
92.8 F / 69.9 F
 
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