Chatham County is located in eastern Georgia. The County Seat is Savannah and the largest city is Savannah. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.chathamcounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 283,379 and the 2010 census population was 265,133. The land area is 426.44 square miles and there are 621.7 persons per square mile.
54.6% of the population is White, 40.2% is Black or African American, 5.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.7% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 88.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 31.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $174,500, there are 102,484 households, an average of 2.55 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,093, the median household income is $45,794, and 19.1% of the persons in Chatham County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 23,990. Retail sales (in $1000) were $4,004,232, and sales per capita were $16,107. The percentage of black-owned firms is 23.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 33%.
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