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)
 (2020 Census)
 • Density238/sq mi (92/km2)
 • Metro
404,798 (135th)[1]
 • CSA
597,465 (85th)
 • 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 404,798 in the official 2020 U.S. Census,[2] compared to 347,611 in the 2010 census (an increase of 16.45%).[3] Savannah is the third most populous of fourteen Georgia metropolitan areas (ranked after Atlanta and Augusta). It was the fastest-growing metro area in the state for the period 2010–2020 (followed by Atlanta, Gainesville, and Warner Robins).

Metro (MSA) Counties[edit]

Savannah Metropolitan Area

County 2021 Estimate 2020 Census Change
Chatham County 296,329 295,291 +0.35%
Effingham County 66,741 64,769 +3.04%
Bryan County 46,938 44,738 +4.92%
Total 410,008 404,798 +1.29%

Metro (MSA) Communities[edit]

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

Places with more than 140,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 25,000 to 50,000 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.
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 MSA

The Savannah–HinesvilleStatesboro 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 CSA.

Component Counties Population (2020)
Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area Chatham, Effingham, Bryan 404,798
Hinesville Metropolitan Statistical Area Liberty, Long 81,424
Statesboro Micropolitan Statistical Area Bulloch 81,099
Jesup Micropolitan Statistical Area Wayne 30,144

Total CSA population (2020): 597,465

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. ^ "Largest Metropolitan Areas | Fastest Growing Metros | Census 2000 - Census Population Housing Change".
  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.