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Where is Savannah, GA?

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Savannah is a city found in Georgia, The United States Of America. It is located 32.08 latitude and -81.10 longitude and it is situated at elevation 9 meters above sea level.

Savannah has a population of 136,286 making it the 3rd biggest city in Georgia. It operates on the EDT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Atlanta.

Quick facts

Country The United States Of America
State Georgia
Population 136,286
Elevation 9 m over sea level
Time Zone EDT
Longitude -81.099830
Latitude 32.083540
Airports Savannah International Airport, Hunter U. S. Army Airfield

Description

The city of Savannah, with its tree-filled squares and perfectly preserved historic buildings, was the first colonial and state capital of Georgia.

Escaping virtually untouched from the destruction of America's Civil War, Savannah boasts one of the largest historic districts in the country.

Originally laid out in a grid of 24 squares, each named for an historical event or famous Georgia native, Savannah is a living history lesson and a joy to visit.

You can tour Savannah in a variety of ways


Did you know?

  • Savannah's Pirate House restaurant was actually a tavern frequented by pirates who raided the Caribbean Sea in the 1790's. A few events from the Pirate House were the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's acclaimed novel, Treasure Island.
  • Several movies were filmed in Savannah, including Roots, East of Eden, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Forest Gump, to name but a few.
  • The American Society of Parapsychology named Savannah 'America's Most Haunted City' in 2002!

Attractions


  • Bonaventure Cemetery and Haunted Tours of Savannah
    Made famous in the novel "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," the Bonaventure Cemetery lies on what was once a great oak-shaded Savannah plantation built by Colonel John Mulryne.

    Thick with moss-draped trees and wistful statuary of angels and children, this beautiful 160- acre cemetery is a must-stop on any visit to Savannah, considered to be one of the most haunted of all American cities.

  • Telfair Museum of Art
    Welcome to the South's first public museum of art. Opened in 1886 in the Telfair family's renovated Regency-style mansion, the museum houses an impressive collection of over 4,500 American, Asian and European paintings and sculptures.

    Encompassing three unique buildings, two of which are National Historic Landmarks, the museum is a must see for anyone with an interest in art.

  • Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
    One of the most visited home museums in Georgia, the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is where the founder of the Girl Scouts in the USA was born.

    Retrace the life of an eccentric and charming woman, as well as a charismatic youth leader, who lived in a house located in the heart of the Savannah Historic District.

    Marvelously brought to life by many original Gordon family pieces, stylish Egyptian Revival and classical details popular in the early 19th century, this is an outstanding example of Regency architecture.


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Savannah has a population of around 142919, of which 67885 (47%) are male and 75034 (52%) are female. The average age of the inhabitants of Savannah is 35.25, meaning that the average person is below the national median age of 37. For every male, there are approximately 1.11 females, meaning that the population is relatively evenly distributed between males and female(s).

Of Savannah's 142919 residents, around 139785 (97.80%) identify as having a single race. The majority of the population is black/African American, which consists of 53.80% of the population. Of the remaining population, 57710 are white (40.40%), 314 are native Americans (0.20%), 3323 are asians (2.30%), 192 are pacific islanders (0.10%), 1308 are other (0.90%).

The median income of households in Savannah is $36466.00, meaning that most of the households are above the poverty threshold for families of three. Of the total population, 13.70% of households reported an annual income of less than $10,000.

Savannah, GA Zipcodes

The city of Savannah has 11 zipcodes recognized by the United States Census Bureau: 31302, 31322, 31401, 31404, 31405, 31406, 31407, 31408, 31409, 31415, 31419.

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.