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 144,464 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%).
Savannah is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Savannah has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Savannah enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Savannah.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Savannah has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Savannah has quite a high level of public transit users. Savannah’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.
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.