Savannah, TN


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Savannah is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 7,027 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Savannah is the 87th largest community in Tennessee.

Savannah is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Savannah is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Savannah who work in food service (15.31%), office and administrative support (14.72%), and sales jobs (12.10%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Savannah has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Savannah has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Savannah than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Savannah may be for you.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Savannah spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.01 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Savannah with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.85% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Savannah in 2010 was $16,035, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,140 for a family of four. Savannah also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.73% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Savannah is a somewhat 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Savannah include English, German, African, and French .

The most common language spoken in Savannah is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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