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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$742
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    78%
  • Own
    22%

Statesboro Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    125
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    26
    41
  • Robbery
    151
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    728
    500
  • Theft
    2,948
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    125
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$24,499
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Similar to others, I lived in Statesboro for a few years as a student at Georgia Southern. It is your typical small college town. Mostly chain restaurants, bars geared toward undergraduate students, but the downtown area is charming and the Farmer's Market is nice. Very little to do, but it is close to Savannah and Tybee Island for a weekend escape. I will be honest and say that I was shocked by the crime in a town of 30,000 people.

Georgia Southern University is definitely the crown jewel of the town! It is a beautiful campus.
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Statesboro is a college town. The main college is Georgia Southern University and it provides all matters of opportunities for the community. There are a few other colleges around too to give people more options. Statesboro's nightlife has drastically decreased due to some very unfortunate accidents but there are still things to do. There is paintball, pottery making/painting, Trampoline park, recreation fields, bowling and arcade and Splash in the Boro! Statesboro has a little something for everyone.
I lived in Statesboro for 3 years while attending Georgia Southern University. It took a while for me to fall in love with the town as much as I loved the campus, but once I did it felt like home! It's a small town with a ton of locals, but you can definitely tell it's a college town! There are so many hidden gems down back roads and old store fronts you'll never know about unless you take the time to really explore the town. Though there are only about half a dozen bars or so, the nightlife plays a big role in the GSU college experience, and everything is conveniently close to the campus and separated from the local residential areas (both students and locals appreciate this!). It's also close enough to Savannah and Tybee Island to take day trips or just a night out on River Street! For someone from an urban background, it's the perfect mix of a college town and small, southern town.