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 145,862 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 (12.36%), sales jobs (11.74%), and food service (10.01%).

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.

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.

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.

A lot of people in Savannah take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Savannah, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

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: 28.25% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Savannah in 2010 was $22,497, 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 $89,988 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.