Pooler, Georgia

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Pooler is a city in Chatham County, Georgia, United States. According to the most recent US Census Bureau estimate (2009), the population is 16,387, an increase of more than 100 percent since the official 2000 census (when the population was 6,239). Pooler is located northwest of Savannah near I-95 and is part of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The city was named for railroad employee Robert William Pooler.[3]

During the Civil War, Pooler was a railway stop called Pooler's Station—the last stop before Savannah on the Central of Georgia Railroad. In December 1864, Pooler was a meeting place for Union officers led by William Tecumseh Sherman, who negotiated with Savannah authorities for the strategic port city's peaceful surrender.

Modern Pooler

Today, Pooler is the center for commercial development in west Chatham County. Godley Station, the center for business development, has been successful in attracting large companies such as JCB to the area. Low crimecitation?, good schools citation?, and a small town community have all been factors in its explosive growth. Pooler is now one of Georgia's fastest-growing cities.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,239 people, 2,245 households, and 1,793 families residing in the city. The population density was 217.8 people per square mile (84.1/km²). There were 2,356 housing units at an average density of 82.2/sq mi (31.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.75% White, 7.85% African American, 0.18% Native American, 2.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

There were 2,245 households out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.06.

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