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Savannah, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Savannah is the 5th largest city in Georgia with a population of 148,650 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Savannah, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 148,650
Daytime Population: Workers 107,678
Daytime Population: Residents 81,799
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 189,477
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 139,063
Population in Familes 101,824
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,587
Population Density2 1,439
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $36,763
Average Household Income $52,317
Per Capita Income $21,602


Total Housing Units 66,285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,139 (36.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 32,494 (49.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,653 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $150,587
Average Home Value $211,353


Total Households 56,632
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 31,999
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.2% 1.12%
Households 1.04% 1.1%
Families 0.92% 0.95%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 2017 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 Density # 97 85th
Diversity Index # 137 78th
Median Household Income # 378 40th
Per Capita Income # 245 61st

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