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Location of Augusta, Michigan
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|• Total||1.04 sq mi (2.70 km2)|
|• Land||1.03 sq mi (2.66 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)|
|Elevation||804 ft (245 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||875.37/sq mi (338.10/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||2398009|
Augusta is a village in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 885 at the 2010 census. The village is mostly within Ross Township, though a small portion extends south into Charleston Township.
Augusta is situated on M-96, about five miles (8 km) northeast of Galesburg, and about seven miles (11 km) west of downtown Battle Creek. Kalamazoo is an additional ten miles (16 km) west of Galesburg. Fort Custer Recreation Area is immediately south of the village on the east side of the Kalamazoo River.
Augusta was established in 1832.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), of which 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 885 people, 362 households, and 223 families living in the village. The population density was 876.2 inhabitants per square mile (338.3/km2). There were 394 housing units at an average density of 390.1 per square mile (150.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.0% White, 1.5% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.
There were 362 households, of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.4% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02.
The median age in the village was 39.2 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.
Points of interest
- Fort Custer Recreation Area is immediately south of the village on the east side of the Kalamazoo River.
- The Barn Theatre is Michigan's oldest professional equity summer stock theatre
- Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor is an outdoor youth education center.
- The Olde World Village is an outdoor entertainment venue that operates for the majority of the calendar year.
- Jean Engstrom, actress of 1950s films and television, was raised in Augusta
- Wayne Lamb, dancer and choreographer; director for the Barn Theatre in Augusta
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