Moving to Savannah, GA

A complete guide to the metro

Should you move to Savannah, GA?

Savannah, GA is home to 101,235 residents. Over the past decade, Savannah has seen an increase in population of 2.59%, making it #24 out of 392 US Metros in population growth.

The primary occupations in Savannah, GA are Management, business, science, and arts occupations, followed by Sales and office occupations, earning a median revenue of $38,278. The median household income in Savannah, GA is $66,245, ranking it #140.

Taking household income and the median home price of $431,953 into consideration, Savannah, GA received a home affordability grade of B.

Who is Savannah, GA for?

Based on the aged population, plus factors like weather and affordability, Savannah is Not great for retirees. Families are 66.4% of households, which is one consideration for why this Metro is great for families —  B grade — and okay for singles — scoring a C.

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How Does Savannah Rank?

D
Retirement
A
Diversity
C
Professionals
B
Raising a Family
B
Affordable Living

Who Lives in Savannah?

Discover more about the people who make up the Metro

Total Population

101,235

10-Year Change

2.59%

A
Diversity Grade
White alone
54.2%
Black or African American alone
33.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
0.2%
Asian alone
2.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
0%
Hispanic or Latino
7.3%

Total Households

160,666

Per Household

2.49

Men vs. Women
Female 51.1%
D
Retirement
B
Raising a Family
Under 5 years
5.7%
Under 18 years
22.3%
Over 65 years
15.5%

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Housing in Savannah

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Total Households

Own vs. Rent

Own 57.5%
Rent 42.5%

Typical Age of Homes

1980 to 1999

Common Residence Type

single-family homes

Median Home Price (Q1 2023)

$431,953

Median Square Footage

2,220

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Monthly Mortgage (Median)

$1,481

Annual Property Taxes (Median)

$2,449

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Cost of Living in Georgia

How Does Georgia Compare?

5
in Cost of Living
31
in Minimum Wage
33
in Living Wage

Georgia State Taxes

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Should you move to Georgia?

Georgia, the Peach State, is a blend of Southern charm, modern innovation, and natural beauty. From the Appalachian Mountains to the coastal plains, Georgia offers a variety of landscapes that beckon with adventure and discovery.

Georgia’s economy is one of the strongest in the country, with Atlanta serving as a primary business hub. Key sectors include logistics, film production, information technology, and manufacturing. The state is home to many Fortune 500 companies, including The Home Depot, UPS, and Coca-Cola.

Life in Georgia is a rich tapestry of experiences. Enjoy the vibrant city life in Atlanta with its robust arts scene, history, and food. Explore Savannah’s picturesque streets lined with moss-draped oaks, historic antebellum architecture, and the lovely Savannah River. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains, camp in the Chattahoochee National Forest, or relax along the state’s Golden Isles.

Georgia is also known for its quality education, with prestigious universities such as the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia.

So, if you’re looking for a state that offers a mix of urban vibrancy, rich history, outdoor adventure, and strong education, Georgia might just be the place for you. Just be prepared for hot, humid summers, and always have a glass of sweet iced tea handy!

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Savannah Economy

The industries, jobs, and economics of the Metro

Median Household Income

$66,245

US Average $74,580

Per Capita Income

$35,606

How does Savannah compare?

Primary Occupations

Management, business, science, and arts occupations

Secondary Occupations

Sales and office occupations

Is Savannah Safe?

How much crime is in the Metro?

Total Crimes (2022)

6265

Crime Rate

Per 100,000 residents

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