Introduction to Statesboro, Georgia

Statesboro, Georgia, in Bulloch county, is 47 miles NW of Savannah, Georgia and 146 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida.

Statesboro History

George Sibbald of Augusta donated 200 acres of land to the agricultural community of Bulloch county in 1801. An act of the Georgia Legislature created the town of Statesboro on December 19, 1803. However, it was officially incorporated years later, in 1866. Transportation and trade were the primary sources of income during the 1800s and the early 1900s here. In the early years of the 20th century, Statesboro was the world leader in the sale of long-staple Sea Island Cotton.

Statesboro and nearby Attractions

  • Statesboro Regional Library
  • Charles H Herty Pines Nature Preserve
  • Lake Wells
  • Lamar Q. Ball Jr. Raptor Center
  • Georgia Southern Botanical Garden
  • Hanner Tennis Courts

Things To Do In Statesboro

In Statesboro, one can visit the Statesboro Regional Library, Brannen Hall, Statesboro City Hall, Rosenwald Building, Oxford Hall, Veazy Hall, Olliff Hall and South Building. There are also many shopping sites in the area. The parks in Statesboro are ideal for an outing with family and friends. In addition, the International Festival is celebrated by the residents of the city every November.

Statesboro Transportation

Facilities for air transportation are provided by the Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport.

Statesboro Higher Education

Georgia Southern University and Ogeechee Technical College are the local institutes of higher education. One can also enroll at the Armstrong Atlantic State University or the Savannah College of Art and Design.


Total Population 30,059
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 7%
Employed Population 16+ 11,874
Age of the Population 22


% of people married 18%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $28,935
% Above Poverty Level 47.7%
% Below Poverty Level 52.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%


People Living Alone 24.7%
Median Gross Rent $753
Median House Value $120,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.2%
US/American 0%
English 10.4%
Irish 10.6%

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

Statesboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles NW of Savannah, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 146 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida
County Bulloch
Standard Zip Codes 30458, 30460, 30461
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30459
Phone Area Codes 912
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.448
Longitude -81.794

Statesboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station BROOKLET 1 W
Distance 8.7 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
Station METTER
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 61 F
Apr Temp 53 to 80 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Distance 41.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brooklet 1,540 $65,703
Oliver 221 $37,679
Portal 639 $48,173
Pulaski 310 $50,375
Register 105 $37,500
Rocky Ford 221 $48,333

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

Statesboro Public Libraries

Statesboro Regional Library System
Statesboro, Georgia
(912) 764-1329

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Statesboro Hospitals

(912) 764-6671
Emergency Service: Yes

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Statesboro High Schools

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Serves 1,452 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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Serves 187 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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