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Overview

Introduction to Pooler, Georgia

Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham county, is 8 miles W of Savannah, Georgia (center to center) and 125 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida. The city, which is included in the Savannah metropolitan area, had 6,239 residents as of the 2000 census.

Pooler History

In 1838, a railroad station was built in the area now known as Pooler. It was named in honor of an employee of the Central of Georgia Railroad, Robert William Pooler. General William Tecumseh Sherman and his troops camped in Pooler as they prepared for the Savannah seige in 1864. Ben Rothwell, a visionary, purchased several hundred acres in the area and gave lots away to settlers. The first Baptist Church was built by another visionary, Dan Newton. The city was incorporated in 1907. In its early years, dairies played an important role in the economy. Gradually, a post office, a bus station, a theater, gas stations, and a drug and dime store were built. The Shearouse Sawmill and Lumber Company was established in 1927. Today, the city is the commercial center of Chatham County.

Pooler and Nearby Attractions

  • Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument
  • Wormsloe State Historic Site
  • Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
  • Skidaway Island State Park

Things To Do In Pooler

The city of Pooler is home to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, which houses artifacts, exhibits, and archival materials reflecting the history of World War II's Eighth Air Force. The city is also close to historical sites, including the Green-Meldrim House, Savannah Victorian Historical District, Nicholsonville Baptist Church, Fort James Jackson, and Savannah and Ogeechee Canal. The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, which covers 28,168 acres, features nature trails, picnic areas, and also offers wildlife viewing opportunities. The Skidaway Island State Park provides amenities for hiking, swimming, camping, and picnicking.

Pooler Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport.

Pooler Higher Education

Colleges near Pooler include Savannah State University, Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, and South Carolina State University.

People

Total Population 20,646
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 9.3%
Employed Population 16+ 9,993
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 56.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.3%
Median Earnings25+ $44,195
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,934
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,312

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,948
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,169
Median House Value $173,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 12%

Pooler Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Savannah, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida
County Chatham
Metro Area Savannah
Standard Zip Codes 31322
Phone Area Codes 912
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.115
Longitude -81.247

Pooler Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 49.5 inches
Station HILTON HEAD
Distance 29.9 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 74 F
Jul Temp 73 to 88 F
Oct Temp 57 to 76 F
Annual Precip 52.5 inches
Station BEAUFORT WWTP
Distance 37.6 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 54 to 75 F
Jul Temp 74 to 90 F
Oct Temp 58 to 76 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomingdale 2,724 $50,568
Garden City 8,924 $33,039
Port Wentworth 6,189 $68,056
Richmond Hill 10,334 $68,179
Rincon 9,273 $66,081
Savannah 141,298 $45,180
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