Savannah, GA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
406,575
1.25% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.4
1.11% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12%
3.95% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,705
9.28% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$250,000
18.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
193,751
2.17% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Savannah, GA had a population of 407k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $70,705. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Savannah, GA grew from 401,541 to 406,575, a 1.25% increase and its median household income grew from $64,703 to $70,705, a 9.28% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Savannah, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (54%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (32.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.67%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.38%), and White (Hispanic) (2.27%).

None of the households in Savannah, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.9% of the residents in Savannah, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Savannah, GA are Savannah College of Art and Design (3,490 degrees awarded in 2022), Savannah Technical College (2,418 degrees), and South University-Savannah Online (1,600 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Savannah, GA was $250,000, and the homeownership rate was 61.7%.

Most people in Savannah, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Savannah, GA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Savannah, GA is home to a population of 407k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.36% of Savannah, GA residents were born outside of the country (25.8k people).

In 2022, there were 1.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (220k people) in Savannah, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 132k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.9k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Savannah, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Savannah, GA was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Savannah, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    220k ± 890
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    132k ± 1.4k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    14.9k ± 1.54k
6.73%
Hispanic Population
27.4k people

In 2022, there were 1.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (220k people) in Savannah, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 132k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.9k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.73% of the people in Savannah, GA are hispanic (27.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Savannah, GA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.36%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
25.8k people
5.99%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
24.1k people

As of 2022, 6.36% of Savannah, GA residents (25.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Savannah, GA was 5.99%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    11,673 ± 1,098
  2. Vietnam
    6,980 ± 626
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,631 ± 886

Savannah, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Savannah, GA employs 194k people. The largest industries in Savannah, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,105 people), Retail Trade (23,308 people), and Manufacturing (19,014 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($87,640), Utilities ($70,603), and Manufacturing ($63,690).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

194k
2022 Value
± 4,211
2.17%
1 Year growth
± 3.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Savannah, GA grew at a rate of 2.17%, from 190k employees to 194k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Savannah, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,426 people), Sales & Related Occupations (20,250 people), and Management Occupations (19,089 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Savannah, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

194k
2022 Value
± 4,211
2.17%
1 Year growth
± 3.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Savannah, GA grew at a rate of 2.17%, from 190k employees to 194k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Savannah, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,105 people), Retail Trade (23,308 people), and Manufacturing (19,014 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Savannah, GA, though some of these residents may live in Savannah, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,413
Median earning men ± $1,926
$35,994
Median earning women ± $896

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($70,489), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,339), and Public Administration ($65,235).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($52,735), Wholesale Trade ($51,625), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,761).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,395
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,352
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,950
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Savannah, GA awarded 8,411 degrees. The student population of Savannah, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,207 male students and 22,380 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Savannah, GA are White (3,329 and 45.7%), followed by Black or African American (2,502 and 34.3%), Hispanic or Latino (761 and 10.4%), and Asian (295 and 4.05%).

The largest universities in Savannah, GA by number of degrees awarded are Savannah College of Art and Design (3,490 and 41.5%), Savannah Technical College (2,418 and 28.7%), and South University-Savannah Online (1,600 and 19%).

The most popular majors in Savannah, GA are Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (669 and 7.95%), Family Practice Nurse (473 and 5.62%), and Illustration (461 and 5.48%).

The median tuition costs in Savannah, GA are $39,105 for private four year colleges, and $4,064 and $14,785 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Savannah, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 31,587 (29.1% men and 70.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 31,587 students enrolled in Savannah, GA, 29.1% men and 70.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,184 records, of which 71.8% were women and 28.2% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Savannah, GA was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 523 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Savannah, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,490 degrees awarded
  2. 2,418 degrees awarded
  3. 1,600 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Savannah College of Art and Design with 3,490 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,563 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Savannah, GA, which is 0.438 times less than the 5,848 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,329 degrees mean that there were 1.33 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,502 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($39,105) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,434) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,917) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Savannah, GA was $250,000 in 2022, which is 0.887 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $210,400 to $250,000, a 18.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Savannah, GA is 61.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Savannah, GA have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Savannah, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Savannah, GA is $70,705. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Savannah, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $131,660, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $116,221 and $105,910.

Property

$250,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,319
$95,909
Median Property Taxes
±$2,555

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Savannah, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

61.7%
Homeownership
2022
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.7% of the housing units in Savannah, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Savannah, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $131,660, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $116,221 and $105,910.

The following map shows all of the counties in Savannah, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$70,705
Median Household Income
± $1,359
155k
Number of Households
± 3,515

In 2022, the median household income of the 155k households in Savannah, GA grew to $70,705 from the previous year's value of $64,703.

The following chart displays the households in Savannah, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Savannah, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.72%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.62%)

In 2022, 77.7% of workers in Savannah, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.72%) and those who worked at home (7.62%).

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Savannah, GA have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.51% of the workforce in Savannah, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Savannah, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Savannah, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Savannah, GA (47.4k out of 395k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Savannah, GA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.6% of the population of Savannah, GA has health coverage, with 44.5% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 5.38% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Georgia see 1492 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1508 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 637 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,492 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgia

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,492 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1,508 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Georgia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 23.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.4%
Uninsured
44.5%
Employer Coverage
12.7%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
5.38%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Savannah, GA declined by 3.07% from 12.8% to 12.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Savannah, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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