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Tybee Island, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Tybee Island is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Chatham County at latitude 32.0091 and longitude -80.8553. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Tybee Island, but most people and references simply refer to it as Tybee Island, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Tybee Island indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tybee Island: Savannah Beach.

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Tybee Island, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,484
Population in Households 3,356
Population in Familes 2,385
Population in Group Qrtrs 128
Population Density1 1,494
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,599
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 899
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,959 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,039 (26.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 560 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,360 (59.6%)
Median Home Value $464,826
Average Home Value $561,261


Median Household Income $59,883
Average Household Income $87,538
Per Capita Income $40,704
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 3.66% 2.63%
Households 3.88% 2.83%
Families 3.65% 2.58%
Median Household Income   4.25%
Per Capita Income   3.29%
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 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 207 67th
Population Density1 # 87 86th
Diversity Index2 # 587 6th
Median Household Income # 54 92nd
Per Capita Income # 19 97th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.