A small city in Georgia, Pooler has a population of slightly more than 24,000. Families with young children can expect to fit right in, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the population, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 36, skews younger than most cities in Georgia. Most Pooler residents own their homes, and 37% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,223 a month, exceeding the state average by $249/month, relatively high rent costs may be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.
There are three primary industries in Pooler: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 19% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of the city's population works in management, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of about $85,000, Pooler workers earn about $18,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Pooler has a relatively large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 8% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 15% have earned a Bachelor's degree.
With an average commute time of about 25 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Pooler residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (46%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transportation isn't used. A small percentage of residents walk to work.