Statesboro is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 30,721 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Statesboro is the 32nd largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities, Statesboro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Statesboro are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Statesboro is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Statesboro who work in sales jobs (14.91%), food service (14.01%), and office and administrative support (13.38%).
Because Statesboro has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Statesboro lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Statesboro is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Statesboro people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.
One of the benefits of Statesboro is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.82 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The overall education level of Statesboro citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.77% of adults in Statesboro have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Statesboro in 2010 was $12,423, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $49,692 for a family of four. Statesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 52.35% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Statesboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Statesboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Statesboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Statesboro include Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Statesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.