Savannah metropolitan area

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Savannah, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area
Savannah–Hinesville–Statesboro–Jesup Combined Statistical Area
Downtown Savannah The Liberty County Courthouse in Hinesville The Averitt Center for the Arts in Downtown Statesboro
Map outlining the Savannah–Hinesville–Statesboro CSA
Map outlining the Savannah–Hinesville–Statesboro CSA
Country United States
StateGeorgia (U.S. state) Georgia
Largest citySavannah
 • Metro
1,569 sq mi (4,060 km2)
 • CSA3,265 sq mi (8,460 km2)
 (est. 2019)
 • Density238/sq mi (92/km2)
 • Metro
 • CSA
 • CSA density161/sq mi (62/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)912

The Savannah metropolitan area is centered on the principal city of Savannah, Georgia. The official name given by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is used for statistical purposes by the United States Census Bureau and other entities. The OMB defines this area as consisting of Bryan, Chatham, and Effingham counties in Georgia; its total population was estimated at 393,353 in 2019.[2] In the official 2010 census, the Savannah MSA had a population of 347,611, an 18.6 percent increase from the 2000 population of 293,000.[3] The Savannah MSA is the third most populous of fourteen Georgia MSAs (ranked after Atlanta and Augusta) as well as one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the state for the period 2000–2010 (exceeded only by Atlanta, Gainesville, Warner Robins and Brunswick).

Metro (MSA) Counties[edit]

County Population (2019)
Chatham County 289,430
Effingham County 64,296
Bryan County 39,627
Total: 393,353

Metro (MSA) Communities[edit]

(Note: "census-designated places" are unincorporated)

Places with more than 140,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 10,000 to 25,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 5,000 to 10,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants[edit]

Unincorporated places with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants[edit]

Metro (MSA) Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)393,35313.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
"Georgia", Encyclopedia Americana (Scholastic Libr., 2004), vol. 12, 519.
The U.S. Census Bureau did not recognize any Savannah
metropolitan area before 1960, and until 1980 the metro area
included one county, Chatham. For statistical comparison,
1960 and 1970 figures are based on the Census Bureau's
current three-county metro definition.

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 293,000 people, 111,105 households, and 76,405 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 61.24% White, 34.87% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $44,201, and the median income for a family was $50,052. Males had a median income of $37,992 versus $24,777 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $19,940.

Combined Statistical Area (CSA)[edit]

Location of the Savannah-Hinesville CSA and its components:
  Savannah MSA
  Hinesville-Fort Stewart MSA

The Savannah–HinesvilleStatesboroJesup Combined Statistical Area (CSA) is made up of seven counties in Georgia. The 2019 U.S. Census estimated population for this area was 583,882, up from 525,844 at the 2010 Census.[6]

CSA Components[edit]

Two Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and two Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs) form the Savannah–Hinesville–Statesboro–Jesup CSA.

Component Counties Population (2019)
Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area Chatham, Effingham, Bryan 393,353
Hinesville Metropolitan Statistical Area Liberty, Long 80,994
Statesboro Micropolitan Statistical Area Bulloch 79,608
Jesup Micropolitan Statistical Area Wayne 29,927

Total CSA population (2019): 583,882

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018" (CSV). 2018 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. April 2019. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-03-28.
  3. ^
  4. ^ Data Access and Dissemination Systems (DADS). "U.S. Census website". Retrieved 2015-03-28.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Population Totals and Components of Change: 2010-2019". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 26, 2020. Retrieved April 26, 2020.