Savanna is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,880 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Savanna is the 421st largest community in Illinois. Savanna has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Savanna is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.97% of the Savanna workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Savanna is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Savanna who work in food service (9.53%), office and administrative support (7.72%), and maintenance occupations (6.96%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Savanna rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.72% of adults 25 and older in Savanna have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Savanna in 2010 was $20,804, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,216 for a family of four.
The people who call Savanna home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Savanna residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Savanna include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Savanna is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.