Living in Savannah, GA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

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Savannah (/sv├Žn/) is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia's fifth-largest city and third-largest metropolitan area.
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Population over time in Savannah

Year Population % Change
2017 145,342 0.2%
2016 145,094 0.3%
2015 144,717 1.3%
2014 142,919 1.1%
2013 141,298 1.2%
2012 139,620 1.4%
2011 137,690 1.4%
2010 135,780 1.1%
2009 134,348 -

Race / Ethnicity in Savannah

35.5% (51,669)
African American
53.9% (78,278)
American Indian
0.2% (249)
2.4% (3,458)
0.1% (167)
0.2% (321)
Two Or More
2.6% (3,762)
5.1% (7,438)
Race Savannah GA USA
White 35.5% 53.2% 61.1%
African American 53.9% 31.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 2.4% 3.9% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.6% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 5.1% 9.4% 17.8%

Household Income For Savannah, Georgia

Less than $10,000
11.6% (1,686,597)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.6% (965,995)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.0% (1,894,006)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.6% (1,684,138)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.4% (2,232,310)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.3% (2,371,129)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.6% (1,537,121)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.0% (1,311,950)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.0% (442,417)
$200,000 or more
2.8% (408,532)
Income Savannah GA USA
Less than $10,000 11.6% 7.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.6% 4.8% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.0% 9.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.6% 9.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.4% 13.4% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.3% 17.8% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.6% 12.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.0% 13.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.0% 5.4% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.8% 5.8% 7.0%

Gender in Savannah

52.4% (76,142)
47.6% (69,200)
Gender Savannah GA USA
Female 52.4% 51.3% 50.8%
Male 47.6% 48.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Savannah for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (4,360)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (14,534)
High School / GED
27.0% (39,242)
Some College
26.0% (37,788)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (10,173)
Bachelor's Degree
17.0% (24,708)
Master's Degree
8.0% (11,627)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,453)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,453)
Education Savannah GA USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 28.0% 27.0%
Some College 26.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 17.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

10 Reviews & Comments About Savannah

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I live in Georgia and I love it here!

I love waking up next to all of the farms!

I love going to the barrier islands!

Savannah is an amazing place!

Traffic and weather here s***s a lot tho.

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There is a great Art college called Savannah College of Art and design that is the center of the city. The arts and culture are incredible. The city is Historic with a rich history. The architecture stands out unlike any other city. There is a Romance in the air in Savannah.

Great culinary experiences and wonderful history tours make this a great destination.

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I took a bus tour of Savannah. It was such a beautiful place with the sweeping trees and the water nearby. Such a fun experience.

The trees and the water. Just completely beautiful place.

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Savannah is a magical, quaint, and charming southern city. I fell in love with the amazing food, green spaces, art, and friendly hospitality of the locals. Prices are fair compared to other comparable cities in the US. I will certainly return.

Don't miss these amazing Savannah Experiences!

1. Go for a jog in Forsyth Park

2. Eat lunch at Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room

3. Visit SCAD

4. Admire the architecture on Jones Street

5. Hop over to Tybee Island for a swim

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The area is absolutely breathtaking. There is so much to do and a diverse population.

The local art and parks are amazing. I absolutely recommend the local parks.

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I love Savannah. There's so much to do there like all of the super fun tours. I really enjoyed going on a haunted pub crawl.

The food everywhere was amazing. I really loved Paula Deen's Sunday brunch at her restaurant The Lady and Sons

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I visited Savannah recently for a family member's wedding and absolutely adored the area.

The city was both historic while having a busy downtown area and quiet back roads. I felt like I had gone back in time when walking around the city streets.

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I absolutely love visiting Savannah. Even though it is somewhat large it has a small town feel. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. The town is very historical with beautiful architecture and buildings. It is so much fun to walk along the river and go into all the little shops. While in Savannah we are always sure to get some delicious seafood. One of the coolest things we did was go on a haunted ghost tour.

The Savannah College of Art and Design is also a very good school with some unique and great opportunities for students.

The thing that stands out the most about Savannah is the culture. Everywhere you look you see musicians or artists on the streets. Entertainment is everywhere and it is all beautiful.

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I visited Savannah once back in 2006. I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere of it. There are beautiful neighborhoods with old Victorian houses. The beauty of it all simply swept me away. I enjoyed walking along the river shopping at the various shops and dining at the restaurants. I was only able to stay for a day, but that was long enough to land it on one of my top cities to visit again one day.

There is a place where you can go and sit on the same bench that Forest Gump sat in. The actual same bench from the movie. That was a pretty neat thing to be able to do.

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I've lived in Georgia my entire life, I grew up in Savannah, later to move on to pooler and now Ellabell. I've been to most of these places and they're quiet & country. Everybodys friendly, just because we don't have a bunch of restaurants or stores, or malls etc doesn't mean they're crappy. I keep migrating further towards the country away from Savannah & life couldn't be better.

Basing things off population is rude, not everyone wants to live in a city with 70,000 people, my town MIGHT have 1-2 thousand people, this is a no stop light town the only food place we have is subway & grocery stores, the next city being Pembroke has a little more but if you ask me that town should've been first compared to Swainsboro.

Georgia is an awesome place to live and I would never think about leaving. I've been to many places up north and no offense but the people up north are much more rude & judgemental, you don't get that here.

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