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Savannah, Missouri
Aerial view of Savannah, Missouri
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Location of Savannah, Missouri
Location of Savannah, Missouri
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Coordinates: 39°56′28″N 94°49′51″W / 39.94111°N 94.83083°W / 39.94111; -94.83083Coordinates: 39°56′28″N 94°49′51″W / 39.94111°N 94.83083°W / 39.94111; -94.83083
Country United States
State Missouri
County Andrew
Area
 • Total 3.26 sq mi (8.45 km2)
 • Land 3.25 sq mi (8.42 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
1,106 ft (337 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,069
 • Estimate 
(2021)
5,249
 • Density 1,607.08/sq mi (620.50/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64485
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-66044
GNIS feature ID 0726070
Website savannahmo.net

Savannah is a city and county seat of Andrew County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,069 at the 2020 census.

History

Savannah was founded in 1841. The city was named after Savannah Woods, the child of a first settler. A post office called Savannah has been in operation since 1841.

The Andrew County Courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Geography

Savannah is located at 39°56′28″N 94°49′51″W / 39.94111°N 94.83083°W / 39.94111; -94.83083 (39.941066, -94.830873). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.15 square miles (8.16 km2), of which, 3.14 square miles (8.13 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 654
1860 822 25.7%
1870 1,257 52.9%
1880 1,206 −4.1%
1890 1,288 6.8%
1900 1,886 46.4%
1910 1,583 −16.1%
1920 1,831 15.7%
1930 1,888 3.1%
1940 2,108 11.7%
1950 2,332 10.6%
1960 2,455 5.3%
1970 3,324 35.4%
1980 4,184 25.9%
1990 4,352 4.0%
2000 4,762 9.4%
2010 5,057 6.2%
2020 5,069 0.2%
2021 (est.) 5,249 3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

Savannah is part of the St. Joseph, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,057 people, 2,043 households, and 1,327 families living in the city. The population density was 1,610.5 inhabitants per square mile (621.8/km2). There were 2,187 housing units at an average density of 696.5 per square mile (268.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 2,043 households, of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.0% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 19.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.4% male and 54.6% female.

Education

Public education in Savannah is administered by Savannah R-III School District.

Savannah has a public library, the Savannah Branch library.

Notable people

  • John Peter Altgeld – Governor of Illinois who lived in Savannah between 1869 and 1875
  • Joseph Baldwin – "father of the Normal school"
  • Charles Bruffy – Grammy Award winner
  • Owen Bush – actor
  • Harry Duncan – founded Little Tavern Shops
  • Andrew J. Harlan – U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Elmer Holt – tenth Governor of Montana
  • Joseph Toole – first and fourth Governor of Montana
  • Carrie Stevens Walter – educator
  • Eminem – rap artist (lived in public housing in the community)
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