Statesboro, Georgia

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The Bulloch County courthouse in downtown Statesboro

Statesboro is a city located in Bulloch County, Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 22,698. The city is the county seat of Bulloch CountyTemplate:GR.



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Location of Statesboro, Georgia

Statesboro is located at 32°26'43" North, 81°46'45" West (32.445147, -81.779234)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 32.7 km² (12.6 mi²). 32.4 km² (12.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.79% water.


As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 22,698 people, 8,560 households, and 3,304 families residing in the city. The population density is 700.0/km² (1,812.9/mi²). There are 9,235 housing units at an average density of 284.8/km² (737.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 56.21% White, 40.25% African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 2.15% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 8,560 households out of which 17.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 21.9% are married couples living together, 13.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 61.4% are non-families. 31.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.93.

In the city the population is spread out with 14.3% under the age of 18, 48.7% from 18 to 24, 16.6% from 25 to 44, 11.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 22 years. For every 100 females there are 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $19,016, and the median income for a family is $35,391. Males have a median income of $29,132 versus $20,718 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,585. 42.6% of the population and 20.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 33.9% of those under the age of 18 and 21.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Culture and Recreation

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The Averitt Center for the Arts, downtown Statesboro.

Statesboro is the home of Georgia Southern University and of Ogeechee Technical College. It has several community organizations including Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, and Rotary Club. The Statesboro Regional Library is a member of the Georgia Library Public Information Network for Electronic Services (PINES). Mill Creek Regional Park is a large outdoor recreational facility with athletic fields and swimming area. The David H. Averitt Center for the Arts is provides a small performing arts theater along with studios, conference rooms and an exhibition area. The Statesboro Regional Art Association holds monthly meetings.

The local newspaper is the Statesboro Herald, a daily with a circulation of about 8,000. Other newspapers include the thrice-weekly George-Anne, put out by Georgia Southern University students, and the E11eventh Hour, a twice-a-month entertainment publication.

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The Statesboro City Hall, formerly the Jaeckel Hotel

There are a couple of small bookstores including the Georgia Southern University bookstore. There is also an art supplies store. Georgia Southern University offers the Georgia Southern Museum, the Botanical Gardens at Bland Cottage, and the Performing Arts Center adjacent to the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Center. Georgia Southern offers a number of shows each year from traveling groups as well as shows put on by Georgia Southern students and staff.

Because Statesboro is a college town, there are a number of restaurants, bars, and a couple of coffee houses. During the fall and spring semesters at the university (August through May), there are usually bands playing at most of the bars. During the summer, as many students leave, the tempo of the night life slows down. The restaurants available offer southern, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Italian, and American menus. Restaurants are non-smoking by city ordinance.

Outside of the town is a small airport which can accomodate private aircraft.

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