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.

Unlike some cities, Savannah isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Savannah are a mix 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 (12.52%), sales jobs (11.35%), and food service (11.00%).

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.

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.

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 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.