Savannah is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 147,780 people and 62 constituent neighborhoods, Savannah is the fourth largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Savannah is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Savannah is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Savannah who work in sales jobs (11.73%), office and administrative support (10.45%), and food service (10.30%).
Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Savannah really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Savannah is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Savannah more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Savannah’s character and quality of life.
Not only is Savannah a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Savannah a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Savannah is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
A lot of people in Savannah take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Savannah, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
In terms of college education, Savannah is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.20% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Savannah in 2018 was $25,664, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,656 for a family of four. However, Savannah contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Savannah is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Savannah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Savannah residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Savannah include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Savannah is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.