Introduction to Richmond Hill, Georgia

Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan county, is 16 miles SW Savannah, Georgia and 113 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida. Richmond Hill is in the Savannah metropolitan area. Richmond Hill's population is 6,959.

Richmond Hill History

Richmond Hill was once known as Ways Station. It was given its present name after Henry Ford's winter residence in Richmond Hill was built. Ford is credited with the construction of numerous public buildings, along with the Richmond Hill school house and chapel. The city was incorporated in 1962.

Richmond Hill and nearby Attractions

  • Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum
  • Andrew Low House
  • Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
  • Fort Morris State Historic Site
  • Edisto Island Serpentarium

Things To Do In Richmond Hill

Local parks include the JF Gregory Park, the Ozzy Skate Park and the Fort McAllister State Park, among others. Nearby museums include the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and the Davenport House Museum, which have a large number of historical artifacts on display. The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Cypress Gardens and the Edisto Island Serpentarium are all accessible from Richmond Hill.

Richmond Hill Transportation

Savannah/Hilton Head International is the nearest major airport.

Richmond Hill Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Armstrong Atlantic State University, Georgia Southern University and the Savannah College of Art and Design.


Total Population 10,872
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 6.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,124
Age of the Population 30


% of people married 60.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $64,141
% Above Poverty Level 86.8%
% Below Poverty Level 13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 12.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,134
Median House Value $195,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.8%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 14.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Richmond Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles SW of Savannah, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 113 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida
County Bryan
Metro Area Savannah
Standard Zip Codes 31324
Phone Area Codes 912
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.938
Longitude -81.303

Richmond Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 13.8 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 JESUP 4 NE
Distance 37 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 54 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 49.5 inches
Station BROOKLET 1 W
Distance 37.4 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 77 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomingdale 2,746 $51,094
Garden City 8,966 $34,473
Midway 2,040 $63,333
Pooler 21,400 $75,767
Riceboro 665 $45,446
Savannah 142,919 $45,365

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Richmond Hill High Schools

Serves 1,089 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

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