Savannah, Tennessee

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Savannah is a city in Hardin County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 6,917 at the 2000 census and the 2007 population estimate was 7,262. It is the county seat of Hardin County[3]. Savannah hosted the NAIA college football national championship game from 1996-2007. Savannah is home to several places of historical significance, including the Cherry Mansion. The city's original name was Rudd's Ferry, but this was changed in 1850 when the state legislature incorporated the town.[4]

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Geography

Savannah is located at 35°13′25″N 88°14′13″W / 35.22361°N 88.23694°W / 35.22361; -88.23694 (35.223674, -88.237011)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,917 people, 2,915 households, and 1,862 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,207.5 people per square mile (466.1/km²). There were 3,206 housing units at an average density of 559.7/sq mi (216.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.79% White, 8.56% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population. The population as certified in 2006 is 7,030.

There were 2,915 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.83.

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