Income/capita 29%
Household income 33%
Unemployment 60%
Income per capita$21,192$26,678$29,829
Median household income$37,108$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$54,010$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,404$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$25,321$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$19,284$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate7.5%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level25.4%17.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Savannah is 29% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Savannah is 33% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Savannah is 60% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Savannah is 68% higher than the national average

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      Savannah employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.2%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector9.2%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services1.9%2.5%
      Wholesale & retail services13.8%16.6%
      Public administration6.6%4.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.5%3.7%
      Education, health & social services10.8%33.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Dutch Island, GA943$142,989158%
      Vernonburg, GA120$111,250101%
      Skidaway Island, GA7,950$104,64389%
      Talahi Island, GA1,454$87,09657%
      Isle of Hope, GA2,564$85,70755%
      Savannah, GA144,717$37,10833%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Metairie, LA144,772$54,1762%
      Syracuse, NY144,350$32,70441%
      Frisco, TX145,646$117,642113%
      Mesquite, TX143,771$50,8048%
      Naperville, IL145,789$110,676100%
      Savannah, GA144,717$37,10833%
      Source: The Savannah, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).