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Tybee Island is a city in Chatham County, in the Savannah metro area.
One tradition says the island was named for a Choctaw chief, while another suggests its name derives from an Indian term for "salt."
The latitude of Tybee Island is 32N. The longitude is -80.845W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,474.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tybee Island demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chatham County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Savannah area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 31328 ZIP code.
13% of Tybee Island residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tybee Island ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tybee Island was $32,406, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Tybee Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Tybee Island include Fort Screven Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Tybee Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $610. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,261.
Libraries in Tybee Island include Tybee ... View libraries
Chatham County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tybee Island political report.
The average commute time for Tybee Island workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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