Savannah, GA
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Living in Savannah


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 145,862 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 sales jobs (11.65%), office and administrative support (10.55%), and food service (10.04%).

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, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Savannah is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Savannah a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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.

Many people in Savannah take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Savannah citizens for affordable transportation.

The percentage of people in Savannah who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.12% of adults in Savannah have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Savannah in 2010 was $24,153, 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 $96,612 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.