Chatham County, Georgia Population 2019

Chatham County, Georgia's estimated population is 289,260 with a growth rate of 0.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chatham County, Georgia is the 6th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018289,195-65-0.02%
2017289,2606270.22%
2016288,6332,6740.94%
2015285,9593,7621.33%
2014282,1974,5661.64%
2013277,6311,4970.54%
2012276,1344,5441.67%
2011271,5905,7982.18%
2010265,79248,85722.52%
1990216,93514,7097.27%
1980202,22614,4597.70%
1970187,767-532-0.28%
1960188,29936,81824.31%
1950151,48133,51128.41%
1940117,97012,53911.89%
1930105,4315,3995.40%
1920100,03220,34225.53%
191079,6908,45111.86%
190071,23913,49923.38%
189057,74012,71728.25%
188045,0233,7449.07%
187041,27910,23632.97%
186031,0437,14229.88%
185023,9015,10027.13%
184018,8014,67433.09%
183014,127-610-4.14%
182014,7371,1978.84%
181013,5405944.59%
180012,9462,17720.22%
179010,7690.00%

Chatham County, Georgia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White150,913
Black or African American113,486
Two or More Races7,758
Asian7,228
Some Other Race4,854
American Indian and Alaska Native918
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander349

Chatham County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2019

Chatham County, Georgia Median Age

34.9


Total

33.4


Male

36.4


Female

Chatham County, Georgia Adults

There are 222,734 adults, (39,955 of whom are seniors) in Chatham County, Georgia.

Chatham County, Georgia Age Dependency

56.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Chatham County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

147,725

51.74%

Male

137,781

48.26%

Chatham County, Georgia Households and Families

Chatham County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chatham County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.5%27.5%
All53.9%46.1%
Male45.2%54.8%
Non Family42.1%57.9%
Female36.7%63.3%

53.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All107,4272.5453.9
Married44,4553.1272.5
Non Family40,4671.3542.1
Female17,8803.5636.7
Male4,6253.4445.2

3.17

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chatham County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,7493.03%
9th to 12th Grade14,5077.65%
High School Graduate45,71224.10%
Some College47,01924.79%
Associates Degree13,6227.18%
Bachelors Degree38,59520.35%
Graduate Degree24,46312.90%

Chatham County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White103,79896,82644,157
Black68,44258,24612,863
Hispanic9,7097,5552,496
Asian5,1084,4082,561
Multiple Races2,7842,6051,023
Other Race2,4941,993408
Native American664474188
Islander24019547

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 93.57%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 50.14%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,549$40,959$29,374
Less Than High School$18,868$21,288$14,247
High School Grad$26,442$31,102$21,343
Some College$31,577$40,893$25,907
Bachelors Degree$45,326$56,815$39,379
Graduate Degree$54,462$68,723$49,276

$34,549

Average Earnings

$40,959

Average Male

$29,374

Average Female

Chatham County, Georgia Language

Chatham County, Georgia Language by Age

Chatham County, Georgia Language

90.00% of Chatham County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 10.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.35% of the population.

Chatham County, Georgia Poverty

Chatham County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black107,78525,75623.90%
White134,50414,66910.91%
Hispanic16,7374,17624.95%
Asian6,9311,49721.60%
Other4,5161,33829.63%
Multiple7,2871,19816.44%
Native88717019.17%
Islander34361.75%

17.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.02%

Male Poverty Rate

19.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chatham County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chatham County, Georgia is Other, with 29.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chatham County, Georgia is Islander, with 1.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.06%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.55%
High School15.13%
Some College12.59%
Bachelors or Greater5.82%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.22%
Male Unemployed27.62%
Female Employed12.06%
Male Employed7.24%

Chatham County, Georgia Income

Chatham County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,215$72,698
Families$64,025$85,034
Married Families$83,321$105,118
Non Families$35,954$49,578

Chatham County, Georgia Marital Status

Chatham County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Chatham County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Chatham County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Chatham County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Chatham County, Georgia Veterans

23,658

Number of Veterans

20,431

Male Veterans

3,227

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War6,995
Second Gulf War6,792
Vietnam6,731
Korea1,525
World War II1,062

Chatham County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White14,01711.44%
Black8,93910.73%
Hispanic9908.50%
2 or More2857.65%
Asian2253.71%
Other1073.66%
Indian7810.18%
Hawaiian72.80%

Chatham County, Georgia Veterans by Education

7.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chatham County, Georgia Employment Status

64.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Chatham County, Georgia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Savannah13696314676398007.16%
Pooler1907123744467324.50%
Garden City871289001882.16%
Port Wentworth53597933257448.03%
Tybee Island298531131284.29%
Bloomingdale26442717732.76%
Thunderbolt252226831616.38%
Vernonburg1181301210.17%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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