Tybee Island, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tybee Island, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Tybee Island had a population of 3,656 as of July 1, 2016. Tybee Island ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Tybee Island is located at latitude 32.0091 and longitude -80.8553 in Chatham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tybee Island (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.44 sq. miles. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Tybee Island (GNIS ID: 2405620) 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 Tybee Island is located within Tybee Island-Wilmington Island Division of Chatham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tybee Island 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 Tybee Island: Savannah Beach.

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


Total Population 3,656
Population in Households 3,526
Population in Familes 2,499
Population in Group Qrtrs 130
Population Density1 1,249
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,653
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 924
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,104 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,052 (25.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 601 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,451 (59.7%)
Median Home Value $452,027
Average Home Value $517,087


Median Household Income $51,204
Average Household Income $74,789
Per Capita Income $35,436
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.27% 2.59%
Households 3.17% 2.56%
Families 2.92% 2.33%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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.

Tybee Island, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tybee Island 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 # 204 68th
Population Density1 # 111 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 590 6th
Median Household Income # 122 81st
Per Capita Income # 31 95th

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