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    Fort Gordon, GA Local Information

    Fort Gordon is located in Augusta, Georgia, which has a population of about 137,700. Nearby communities include Hephzibah (4,000), Thomson (6,800), Harlem (2,700), Martinez (35,800), Grovetown (11,200), and Evans (29,000).

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Augusta-Richmond County area ranges from $500 to $800 per month, with a median of about $620 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in the Fort Gordon area is about $120,200, compared to $156,200 for Georgia.

    Short Description of the Area: Augusta is part of the Augusta-Richmond County Metropolitan Area with a population of 556,900 people. This is the 2nd largest metro area in the state, after the capital of Atlanta. Richmond County is on the border of Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah River. Columbia, South Carolina, is about 77 miles northeast of Augusta, while Atlanta, Georgia, is about 135 miles directly west.

    Climate and Weather: The climate of the Fort Gordon area is humid subtropical, meaning the summers are long and humid, with temperatures in July averaging around 82 degrees Fahrenheit and an average humidity percentage of 78 %. The average temperature in January is about 44 degrees, but several days can stay around freezing, and snow and freezing rain are possible here in the winter months. The area experiences about 45 inches of precipitation each year. Tornadoes are possible here and have caused damage in the past; the risk of a tornado is greater than in the rest of the United States.