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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 is included in the Savannah metropolitan area.

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 siege 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 Population21,400
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens10.7%
Employed Population 16+10,686
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married55.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.6%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,767
% Above Poverty Level92.4%
% Below Poverty Level7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,154
Median House Value$179,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.2%
US/American0%
English6%
Irish10.5%

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

Pooler Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Savannah, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City125 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida
CountyChatham
Metro AreaSavannah
Standard Zip Codes31322
Phone Area Codes912
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude32.115
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)

StationSAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AP
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp38 to 60 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp56 to 78 F
Annual Precip49.5 inches
StationHILTON HEAD
Distance29.9 miles
Jan Temp37 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 74 F
Jul Temp73 to 88 F
Oct Temp57 to 76 F
Annual Precip52.5 inches
StationBEAUFORT WWTP
Distance37.6 miles
Jan Temp39 to 58 F
Apr Temp54 to 75 F
Jul Temp74 to 90 F
Oct Temp58 to 76 F
Annual Precip49.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bloomingdale2,746$51,094
Garden City8,966$34,473
Port Wentworth6,619$69,217
Richmond Hill10,872$64,141
Rincon9,487$77,039
Savannah142,919$45,365

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

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