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  • Statesboro was incorporated on December 19, 1803, with a population of less than 25 people.
  • There are no other cities in the U.S. named Statesboro.
  • The City of Statesboro is the county seat of Bulloch County , Georgia , located in the southeastern corner of the state.
  • The City of Statesboro is approximately 15 square miles with an average elevation of 240 feet above sea level, the terrain being mostly flat.
  • The City’s population for 2000 was 22,698 and is now in 2017 estimated to be approximately 30,370.
  • According to the 2010 census, the City’s population is 54% Caucasian, 41% African-American, 2% Hispanic, and 3% Asian or other. Those 18 years of age and older are 86% of the population and those 65 years of age and older are 7% of the population.
  • The 2017 median income per household in Statesboro is $22,763.
  • In March 2017, the unemployment rate for Bulloch County was 5%.
  • Approximately 26% of the Bulloch County labor force is employed by the government sector including one of the City’s largest employers, Georgia Southern University.
  • Major private sector employers in the area include: Briggs & Stratton, Wal-Mart Super Center, and East Georgia Regional Medical Center.
  • There are three institutions of higher learning in the greater Statesboro area: Georgia Southern University located within the city limits of the City of Statesboro, Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College located just outside the city on Highway 301 South.
  • There are 15 public schools, 3 private and parochial schools, one state charter school and one home school association in Bulloch County that educate the area’s 10,500+ students.
  • The City has 122 miles of roads of which 121.5 are paved.
  • Natural Gas is sold to over 2,000 customers while Water and Sewer service is provided by the City to over 13,700 customers with an average daily water consumption of 3 million gallons.
  • The City maintains a class 3/8B ISO rating with 2 fire stations.
  • The City operates under the Council-Manager form of government, established by a 1999 Charter amendment.
  • The mayor is elected at large while the five council members are elected by district.  All elections are non-partisan, and the terms are for four years, with half of the members elected every two years.
  • The City Council appoints the City Manager to head the administrative functions of city government.