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Augusta is a city located in Bracken County, Kentucky. As of the 2005 census, the city had a total population of 2,004. When Bracken County was organized in 1796, Augusta was the County Seat. In 1839, a new county courthouse was built at a more central location in Brooksville.
Augusta is located at 38°46'21" North, 84°0'6" West (38.772556, -84.001530).
As of the census2 of 2005, there are 2,004 people, 884 households, and 430 families residing in the city. The population density is 411.0/km² (990.9/mi²). There are 605 housing units at an average density of 191.5/km² (497.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.51% White, 1.25% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 534 households out of which 28.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% are married couples living together, 14.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% are non-families. 34.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size is 2.88.
In the city the population is spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $28,333, and the median income for a family is $34,167. Males have a median income of $27,500 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,450. 16.8% of the population and 15.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.9% of those under the age of 18 and 18.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Augusta was founded in 1786 as a trading post along the Ohio River. The city was named after Augusta County, Virginia. The city grew quickly and in 1796 (in some cases as some people believe, 1786) became county seat of the Extensive Bracken County area. The location was moved to Oxford then back to Augusta the finally to Brooksville in 1839 as county seat. The city was home to five separate schools, one private four public. The most famous built was the Augusta College, which served the entire Bracken area until 1887 when the High School was moved into that spot. The college continued to serve the city until October 31, 1896. The mascot of the school is the Augusta High Panthers and Lady Panthers with a real live mascot a Savannah Cat called Halloween XI (born 2002, mascot 2005) in memory of the dedication of all three schools.
The Land of the Panthers
Halloween XI (2002-) Halloween X (1987-2005) Halloween IX (1975-1995) Halloween VIII (1960-1980) Halloween VII (1951-1976) Halloween VI (1940-1955) Halloween V (1925-1941) Halloween IV (1920-1931) Halloween III (1910-1926) Halloween II (1905-1919) Halloween I (1894-1915
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