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.