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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.


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Median household income
Local
$49,741
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tybee Island demographic reports
Tybee Island is in the Atlantic Ocean, at the mouth of the Savannah River.
Former and merged names include:
· Tiby Island
Fort Screven was established here in 1875.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Sandra Bullock, actress
Historic sites and museums: Marine Science Center, Tybee Island Light Station

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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.

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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.

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33% of Tybee Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Tybee Island include Fort Screven Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Tybee Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $610.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,261.


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Libraries in Tybee Island include Tybee ... View libraries

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Chatham County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tybee Island political report.

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The average commute time for Tybee Island workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Tybee Island include Howard Johnson, Ocean Plaza Beach Resort, Rodeway Inn Tybee Island.

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