Savannah, GA
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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 146,763 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 office and administrative support (12.59%), sales jobs (12.15%), and food service (10.96%).

Savannah is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Savannah is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.

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.

The percentage of people in Savannah who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.67% of adults in Savannah have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Savannah in 2010 was $21,192, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,768 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 German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Savannah is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.