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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,131
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+11,778
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married55.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.8%
Median Earnings25+$42,322
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,057

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,163
% Above Poverty Level93.5%
% Below Poverty Level6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,159
Median House Value$187,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.6%
Irish11.8%
German10.9%
English7.3%
Italian3.8%
Scottish2.9%
African2.4%
French Except Basque2%
Polish1.4%
Russian1.3%
Welsh1%
West Indian0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Ukrainian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
British0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Kenyan0.3%
Czech0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Liberian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Pooler Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chatham County
Standard Zip Codes31322
Phone Area Codes912
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude32.1
Approximate Longitude-81.25

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
Bloomingdale2,703$60,781
Garden City8,889$34,517
Port Wentworth7,052$76,151
Richmond Hill11,501$64,190
Rincon9,690$73,013
Savannah144,717$44,670

Pooler Public Schools

Godley Station School
2135 Benton Blvd
ZIP: 31322
(912) 395-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 1617
Pooler Elementary School
308 Holly Ave
ZIP: 31322
(912) 395-3625
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
West Chatham Elementary School
820 Pine Barren Rd
ZIP: 31322
(912) 395-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 944
West Chatham Middle School
800 Pine Barren Rd
ZIP: 31322
(912) 395-3650
Middle
Total Enrollment 918

Pooler Private Schools

Savannah Adventist Christian School
50 Godley Way
ZIP: 31322
Elementary
Total Enrollment 47
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