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Savannah Quick Facts

Population* (Savannah MSA)

(Bryan, Chatham and Effingham Counties)
 2000    293,000        2012    361,941
 2010    348,507        2013    366,047
 2011    355,576        2014    372,708

Chatham County is ranked the 5th largest county in Georgia.
248,845 households in the Savannah MSA (2014)*
$50,560 median household income (2014)*
*U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate.

Subtropical Climate
Average Seasonal Temperatures
Spring         66.0
Summer      81.3
Autumn   68.0 
Winter         51.4
Precipitation: 48.0” average rain per year
 

Tourism
Annual Visitors: nearly 13.4 million (2014)
Nation’s largest Historic Landmark District

Manufacturing
263 manufacturing plants provide 17,404 jobs (2015)

Taxable Retail Sales (Estimated), Chatham County
2015    $6.9 billion    2012    $6.0 billion
2014    $6.6 billion    2011    $5.7 billion
2013    $6.3 billion    2010    $5.8 billion
43 Large Shopping Centers, 2 Regional Malls, Outlet Center
Source: GA Department of Revenue Statistical Report FY10-13,
Chatham County Finance Department, Armstrong Center for Regional Analysis.


Recreation
  • Tybee Island Beaches & Pavilion
  • Boating, Marinas, Boat Ramps, Rowing
  • Fishing & Hunting
  • Camping, Wildlife Parks
  • Nightlife, Live Music
  • Savannah Civic Center, Entertainment
  • Public & Private Available: Golf Courses, Swimming & Tennis
Banks
About 132 Banks (www.yellowpages.com)
About 23 Credit Unions (www.yellowpages.com)

Schools & Churches
  • Public: 26 elementary schools, 9 K-8 schools,
  • 9 middle schools, 11 high schools
  • 4 charter schools (2 elementary, 1 k-8 and 1 middle)
  • Private: 32 elementary schools, 12 high schools
  • Higher Education: 19 universities, colleges and technical colleges with estimated annual enrollment of about 56,500
  • About 692 churches (www.yellowpages.com)
Healthcare (Chatham County)
3 acute care hospitals 1,300+ beds, 1200+ doctors
17 nursing care facilities

Government

  • City of Savannah
  • Mayor, eight Aldermen, City Manager
  • Chatham County
  • Chairman, eight Commissioners, County Manager.
  • Other Chatham County municipalities: Bloomingdale, Garden City, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Thunderbolt, Tybee Island, and Vernonburg

Military

  • 22,422 soldiers at Ft. Stewart & Hunter Army Airfield:
  • 15,817 soldiers at Ft. Stewart
  • 6,605 soldiers at HAAF
  • Total military and civilian personnel at Ft. Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield: 26,313

Workforce—Savannah MSA
2010 151,000    2013 160,000
2011 152,400    2014 165,300
2012 155,900    2015 171,600 (through September)
Non-Agricultural Employment   
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Georgia is a “right to work” state.

Air Transportation

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport has 41 daily nonstop flights. Airlines: American Airlines, jetBlue, Delta Air Lines, United Express.

Foreign Trade Zone 104 is located at the airport.

Ground and Water Transportation:

  • CSX & Norfolk Southern Railroad   
  • Amtrak
  • Airport/Amtrak Shuttle Service
  • Greyhound
  • Taxis and pedi-cabs
  • Chatham Area Transit (local bus system)
  • Water Ferry

Port of Savannah – Georgia Ports Authority

  • Ships to 160+ countries
  • Direct shipping to 800+ ports
  • 30+ steamship lines
  • 50+ freight forwarders & custom brokers

Highways/Interstates
U.S. 17, 17A, 80; GA 21, I-16, I-95, I-516

Driving distance to:   

  • Atlanta – 250 miles
  • Charleston – 110 miles
  • Jacksonville – 140 miles

15 miles to Tybee Island and the Atlantic Ocean
 

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