Monday, March 16, 2009

UNLIKE THE MASTERS, Augusta is largely low rent, a bargain-basement mosaic of strip malls, strip joints and unassuming houses -- all surrounding the world's most exclusive club. One attracts galleries and the globe's best golfers. The other attracts gawkers on the lookout for a topless table dance. But despite being worlds apart, it's still a short walk from Amen Corner to a Bud Light and beef jerky at the corner store.

THE RUNDOWN

Population: 195,182
Males: 95,115
Females: 100,067
Black: 50.4%
White: 44.9%
Hispanic: 2.8%
Native American: 1.5%
Pacific Islander: 1%
Asian: 0.1%

MONEY STUFF

Median household income:
Per capita income:
Percent of population below poverty line:
Median home price:
Cost of renting a home during Masters week:

NAME CALLING

Official nickname:
Unofficial nickname:

SOCIAL NOTES

Toughest table to get during tournament week:
Hottest nightclub:
Most popular strip joint:
Must-try local dish:
Cost per slice during Masters week:

LATE AND GREAT

Most famous (ex-) resident:
Other notable Augustans:
Also:

NUMBERS GAME

Average SAT Scores:
Average rainfall per year:
Sunny days per year:
Election tallies from 2004 presidential race:

WORKING THERE

Largest employment sector:
Largest manufacturer:

MEMBER BREAKDOWN

Number of Augusta National members:
Number of club members who live in Augusta:

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

5 miles from the Club Entrance:
8 miles from the Club Entrance:
36 miles from the Club Entrance:
25 miles from the Club Entrance:

ANNUAL EVENTS

Augusta Southern National Drag Boat Race.
Augusta Cutting Horse Futurity.
The Garden Festival.
National Barrel Horse Association Championships.

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