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 13 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 estimated to be approximately 24,604.
According to the 2000 census, the City’s population is 56.2% Caucasian, 40.2% African-American, 2.1 % Hispanic, and 1.5% Asian or other. Those 18 years of age and older are 85.7% of the population and those 65 years of age and older are 9.2% of the population.
The 2005 median income per household in Statesboro is $33,966 and the per capita income for Bulloch County is $21,678
In March 2006, the unemployment rate for Statesboro and Bulloch County was 3.5% and 4.5% for the State of Georgia.
Approximately 24% 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 Associates, Inc., and East Georgia Regional Medical Center.
There are two institutions of higher learning in the greater Statesboro area: Georgia Southern University located within the city limits of the City of Statesboro , and Ogeechee Technical College located just outside the city on Highway 301 South.
There are 16 public schools and 3 private and parochial schools in Bulloch County that educate the area’s 9,826 students. A total of 541 seniors graduated from these schools in 2004.
The City has 106 miles of roads of which 98 are paved and 30 streetlights.
Natural Gas is sold to 3304 customers while Water and Sewer service is provided by the City to over 10,000 customers with an average daily water consumption of 3.9 million gallons.
The City maintains a class 3 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.