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Savannah, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Savannah is the 5th largest city in Georgia with a population of 145,612 as of July 1, 2016. Savannah ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Savannah is located at latitude 32.0025 and longitude -81.1536 in Chatham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Savannah (see map below) encompass a land area of 103.28 sq. miles and a water area of 5.53 sq. miles. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Savannah (GNIS ID: 2405429) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Savannah is located within Savannah Division of Chatham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Savannah population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Savannah: Sarannah, Savanah, Sawanna, Yamacraw.

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Savannah, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 145,612
Population in Households 136,112
Population in Familes 99,835
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,500
Population Density1 1,410
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 55,302
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 31,312
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 65,354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,624 (36.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 31,678 (48.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,052 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $141,917
Average Home Value $205,220


Median Household Income $35,316
Average Household Income $50,195
Per Capita Income $20,788
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 1.09%
Households 0.82% 1.02%
Families 0.72% 0.87%
Median Household Income   -0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Savannah, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Savannah to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 97 85th
Diversity Index2 # 136 78th
Median Household Income # 377 40th
Per Capita Income # 232 63rd

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