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B Pooler Amenities Some amenities close to this location
C- Pooler Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% higher than Georgia
Pooler
1011% more expensive than the US average
Georgia
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pooler cost of living
C+ Pooler Crime Total crime is 9% higher than Georgia
Total crime
3,17223% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3223% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
1%Year over year crime is up
Pooler crime
B- Pooler Employment Household income is 43% higher than Georgia
Median household income
$73,12532% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$34,12914% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%41% lower than the US average
Pooler employment
D Pooler Housing Home value is 23% higher than Georgia
Median home value
$187,9002% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,15922% higher than the US average
Home ownership
62%2% lower than the US average
Pooler real estate or Pooler rentals
F Pooler Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Georgia
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
27%45% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:15% lower than the US average
Pooler K-12 schools

Living in Pooler, GA

Pooler, Georgia is a moderately-sized city with a population of 22,131 people. Pooler is known to be family friendly as more than 81% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 54% of residents also have children under the age of 18. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Pooler is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 21 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Pooler, Georgia could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Pooler and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Pooler to Georgia and the national average.

Pooler, GA receives 70 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #150 in Georgia and #10,749 in the USA. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Pooler has received high marks for amenities (B), weather (B+) and employment (B-). There are some categories that Pooler scores poorly for, including: education (F) and housing (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Pooler has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Pooler gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 102 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Pooler real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Pooler. The median home price for Pooler homes is $187,900, which is 23.3% higher than the Georgia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Pooler, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 13.3% lower than the Georgia average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Pooler area were 3.2% and 5 year appreciation rates were 3.9%.

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Compare Pooler, GA Livability To Other Cities

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Beware it's NOT cooler in Pooler!

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Beware of the police I Pooler! My husband and I were traveling for the holiday weekend over Thanksgiving and decided to stop at exit 102 to get some food and rest. Bad idea, very bad idea! We are poor and have fallen on tough times. We were living out of our car but are humble people in love so it's ok! Urban campers, woo hoo! We don't have a phone service so we use a wifi calling app for texting and calling Loved ones. This requires access to free public WiFi. So we grab some McDonald's and head to the microtel there and hop on the WiFi. We were there for about 20 minutes when we heard a radio behind us! Yep, two police cars blocking us in. Now I'll emphasize that no one from the hotel had called about us! The officer stated that he saw us sitting in the car and wanted to make sure everything was okay. Although what he was doing is a violation of our rights we wanted to dispell any concern and cooperate with him. We gave our identifying information and he cleared me but couldn't find my husband. He proceeds to pull out a box to fingerprint my husband and by now there's another car pulling in, oh boy we're not going to have a good night! I protest at this point as the stop itself was illegal to begin with and we had absolutely given a reasonable explanation for our presence. We were arrested for loitering and prowling, whaaaaa? Yes, impounded our car/home took all of our possessions that were on us off and put it in the car. Everything! Our wallets, phones, fifteen bucks we had, identification cards everything and locked it in the car. We spent twelve hours in holding them we were released on our own recognizance. We had absolutely no way to get the car as the tow bill was 160$ and will be $15 per day. We had nothing on us and one hoodie for two people. We ended up walking twelve hours over the Savannah bridge to hardeeville SC where we had friends. We are now homeless our car is gone because the tow bill is now over$400 all of our possessions are gone and we can't even rent a hotel room because our IDs are in the car. The police did this intentionally as the officers at the jail told me their doing this a lot even to men who are sleeping at their job sites. Disgusting abuse of power! Stand up against the police in Pooler Ga, boycott exits 102 and 104 in Pooler Ga so this will never happen again. Shameful the smiles that were on their faces as my husband and I begged them not to arrest us please don't take our home we will be done with no way to help each other. Begged them and they smiled at us! Please help by saying no to Pooler with us!
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Little minded town that wants to be like Big Sister Savannah

Attractions3/10
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Dining3/10
Shopping3/10
This is a once small town that is growing-only because Savannah no longer has the room. Pooler's local government is still small-town minded, however, and is money hungry. I would NOT recommend moving here, no matter how close they are to Gulfstream as an employer. The town counsel only cares for its wallets, and allows big corporations to build, not caring those same corporations cause flooding and other issues. The local city manager would rather hunt than do his job and any complaints regarding local rules are ignored during hunting season. Indeed, a local city council member traded her land for his hunting to avoid complaints regarding the fact she did not keep up her land. Pooler City Police are bullies and not trained for the increase in population and crime-please use radar detectors if passing through on Interstate 95. Unless you have your own weapon, living here is not advised. Public parks for children to play are non existent and anything after evening hours need so- called security to ensure safety and things will only get worse.
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Source: The Pooler, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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