Pooler, Georgia

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Pooler, Georgia
Pooler Parkway
Motto: 
It's Cooler In Pooler!
Location in Chatham County and the state of Georgia
Location in Chatham County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°6′17″N 81°15′12″W / 32.10472°N 81.25333°W / 32.10472; -81.25333Coordinates: 32°6′17″N 81°15′12″W / 32.10472°N 81.25333°W / 32.10472; -81.25333
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyChatham
Government
 • MayorRebecca Benton
Area
 • Total27.90 sq mi (72.25 km2)
 • Land27.71 sq mi (71.76 km2)
 • Water0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
Elevation
20 ft (6 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total25,711
 • Density927.96/sq mi (358.29/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
31322
Area code912
FIPS code13-62104[2]
GNIS feature ID0332725[3]
Websitepooler-ga.gov

Pooler is a city in Chatham County, Georgia, United States. According to the official 2020 U.S. Census, the population was 25,711, up 34.3% from the 2010 population of 19,140.[1] Pooler is located northwest of Savannah along Interstates 95 and 16. It comprises part of the Savannah metropolitan area.

History[edit]

The city was named for railroad employee Robert William Pooler.[4]

During the Civil War, Pooler was a railway stop called Pooler's Station—the last stop before Savannah on the Central of Georgia Railway. In December 1864, Pooler was a meeting place for Union officers led by William Tecumseh Sherman, who negotiated with Savannah authorities for the strategic port city's peaceful surrender.

Geography[edit]

Pooler is located in northwestern Chatham County at 32°6′17″N 81°15′12″W / 32.10472°N 81.25333°W / 32.10472; -81.25333.[5] It is bordered by Port Wentworth to the north, Garden City to the east, a far-flung portion of Savannah to the north/northeast (Airport) and the southwest, and Bloomingdale to the west. U.S. Route 80 intersects Interstate 95 just east of the city center; US 80 leads 9 miles (14 km) east to downtown Savannah, while I-95 leads north into South Carolina and south 132 miles (212 km) to Jacksonville, Florida.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Pooler has a total area of 30.3 square miles (78.6 km2), of which 29.4 square miles (76.1 km2) is land and 0.97 square miles (2.5 km2), or 3.18%, is water.[6]

Welcome to Pooler, Georgia.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910337
192044331.5%
193049912.6%
194073647.5%
195081811.1%
19601,07331.2%
19701,51741.4%
19802,54067.4%
19904,45375.3%
20006,23940.1%
201019,140206.8%
202025,71134.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2020 census[edit]

Pooler racial composition[8]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 13,433 52.25%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 6,820 26.53%
Native American 71 0.28%
Asian 1,534 5.97%
Pacific Islander 39 0.15%
Other/Mixed 1,414 5.5%
Hispanic or Latino 2,400 9.33%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 25,711 people, 8,794 households, and 6,130 families residing in the city.

In the 2010 census, the racial makeup of the city was 65.4% White, 25.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.2% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.6% of the population.

There were 7,300 households, out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $71,737, and the median income for a family was $78,419. Males had a median income of $53,854 versus $38,401 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,336. About 5.4% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those between ages 18 and 15. 26.1% of those age 65 or over.[9]

Economy[edit]

Pooler is the center for commercial development in west Chatham County. Godley Station, the center for business development, has been successful in attracting large companies such as construction equipment manufacturer JCB to the area. It is home to the headquarters of tactical gear manufacturer Blue Force Gear. Private jet manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace is located right outside the city limits. It is one of the largest manufacturers of private jets in the United States and provides one of the largest employment numbers in the Savannah and Pooler area. Newer shopping centers such as The Shops at Godley Station are bringing new revenue to the area. Low crime LINK and a small-town community atmosphere have all been factors in its explosive growth. Pooler is now one of Georgia's fastest-growing cities.

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Profile for Pooler, Georgia". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-14.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Pooler city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-14.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". census.gov. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  10. ^ Hales, Julie (April 7, 2014). "Jared Wade: Pooler Musician Making It Big". Archived from the original on 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2014-08-08. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)

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