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 145,674 people and 62 constituent neighborhoods, Savannah is the fourth largest community in Georgia.

Savannah is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.52%), sales jobs (11.35%), and food service (11.00%).

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.

One of the nice things about Savannah is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy 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 overall education level of Savannah is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.83% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Savannah in 2010 was $20,425, 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 $81,700 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.