As the largest city and county seat of Bulloch County, Statesboro, GA, is best known as the home to Georgia Southern University, which is a state institution with 14,000 students. U.S. News and World Report’s listed it as one of the nation’s up-and-coming regional universities, and it was one of the five schools of the South that made that list.
The foundation of Statesboro celebrates the southern lifestyle and its values, but the city embraces innovation and beauty. At the 2010 consensus, Statesboro, GA, had a population of 28,422 people.
George Sibbald donated a 9,301 acre tract to the county in 1801. It was largely developed because of the cotton plantation. On December 1803, Georgia called it the town of Statesborough, but it had less than 25 people. In 1866, state legislature gave them a permanent charter, and the spelling was changed to Statesboro. During the Civil War, Statesboro was so small that when a Union officer asked the saloon owner for directions to Statesboro, the owner answered that he was standing in the middle of it.
Demographics of Statesboro, GA
The consensus of 2010 found that the racial makeup of the city was 2.8% Asian, 0.1 % Native American, 39.4 % African American, 53% Caucasian and 3% were from two or more races. In addition, there were 8,560 households and 17.9% had children who were under the age of 18 and living with at home. 13.5% had a female householder with no husband and 21.9% were married couples. The median income for households in the city was $19,016, and $35,391 for families.
Bulloch County, GA, has sixteen public schools and three private schools, and the biggest school is Statesboro High School. Georgia Southern University is the largest research University in South Georgia. Other public schools in Statesboro include Southeast Bulloch High School, Mattie Lively Elementary School, Trinity Christian School and the Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology.
Statesboro, GA, blends a beautiful combination of historic southern charm and a smart college town vibe. You will be within walking distance of decadent eating establishments, beautiful art galleries and stunning parks in a climate that ensures great year-round weather. Winters are mild with January hitting highs of 58 degrees and lows of 36 degrees.
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