Savannah metropolitan area

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Savannah, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area
Savannah–Hinesville–Statesboro 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
State Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia
Largest city Savannah
 • Metro 1,569 sq mi (4,060 km2)
 • CSA 3,265 sq mi (8,460 km2)
Population (2014)
 • Density 238/sq mi (92/km2)
 • Metro 372,708(142nd)[1]
 • CSA 527,106(86th)
 • CSA density 161/sq mi (62/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 912

The Savannah metropolitan area is a metro area 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, Georgia 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 372,708 in 2014.[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).


County Population (2014)
Chatham County 283,379
Effingham County 55,423
Bryan County 33,906
Total: 372,708


(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 less than 1,000 inhabitants[edit]

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


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 204,669
1970 207,938 1.6%
1980 239,196 15.0%
1990 258,060 7.9%
2000 293,000 13.5%
2010 347,611 18.6%
Est. 2014 372,708 7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
"Georgia", Encyclopedia Americana (Scholastic Libr., 2004), vol. 12, 519.
1960 and 1970 figures are based on the Census Bureau's current three-county
metro definition. Before 1980, the census definition of Savannah's metro area
included only one county: Chatham (1960 pop. 188,299; 1970 pop. 187,767)

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[edit]

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

The Savannah–HinesvilleStatesboro Combined Statistical Area (CSA) is made up of six counties in Georgia. The statistical area includes two metropolitan areas and one micropolitan area. The 2014 U.S. Census estimated population for this area was 527,106, up from 495,745 at the 2010 Census.[6]

CSA Components[edit]

Two MSAs form part of the Savannah–Hinesville–Statesboro CSA.

MSA Population (2014)
Savannah, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area 372,708
Hinesville-Fort Stewart Metropolitan Statistical Area 82,311
Subtotal: 455,019

One μSA joined the Savannah–Hinesville–Statesboro CSA in 2012.

μSA County Population (2014)
Statesboro, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area Bulloch County 72,087
Subtotal: 72,087

Total CSA population (2014): 527,106

By County[edit]

There are six counties in the Savannah–Hinesville–Statesboro CSA.

County Population (2014)
Chatham County 283,379
Bulloch County 72,087
Liberty County 65,198
Effingham County 55,423
Bryan County 33,906
Long County 17,113
Total: 527,106

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