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.
Statesboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 office and administrative support (13.74%), food service (13.60%), and sales jobs (13.60%).
In addition, Statesboro is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Statesboro culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Statesboro really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Statesboro every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Statesboro. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Statesboro benefits directly from this.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Statesboro spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.69 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of people in Statesboro who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.33% of adults in Statesboro have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Statesboro in 2010 was $12,077, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,308 for a family of four. Statesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 53.40% 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 German, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Statesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.