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Welcome to Tybee Island ...

The coastal city of Tybee Island is located in Chatham County<1>.

The location of Tybee Island has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Tybee Island: Tybee Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tybee Island has a population of 3,072 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Tybee Island.

Tybee Island is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Tybee Island lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Tybee Island lies within the (912) area code.

The ZIP code for Tybee Island: 31328<5>

Websites for Tybee Island ...

Official Website: www.cityoftybee.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tybee Island had an population of 3,072 people. This is an increase of 2.74% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tybee Island had a population of 2,990 people. This makes Tybee Island the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Tybee Island represents 0.03% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 181st most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tybee Island.

Adding Tybee Island to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tybee Island in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Tybee Island was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Tybee Island on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Tybee Island ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tybee Island.

  • Savannah [Chatham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savannah
    • Savannah [Chatham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Tybee Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 143,632 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savannah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savannah<7>
  • Hilton Head Island [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Head Island
    • Hilton Head Island [Beaufort County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Tybee Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,619 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Head Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hilton Head Island<7>
  • Bluffton [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffton
    • Bluffton [Beaufort County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Tybee Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,230 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluffton<7>
  • Garden City [Chatham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
    • Garden City [Chatham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Tybee Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rossignol Hill [Chatham County]
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      • Rossignol Hill [Chatham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Tybee Island
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,009 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossignol Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossignol Hill
    • Montgomery [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Chatham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Tybee Island
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,719 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Thunderbolt [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thunderbolt
      • Thunderbolt [Chatham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Tybee Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,601 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thunderbolt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thunderbolt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thunderbolt<7>
    • Isle of Armstrong [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle of Armstrong
      • Isle of Armstrong [Chatham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Tybee Island
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isle of Armstrong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle of Armstrong
    • Union Junction [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Junction
      • Union Junction [Chatham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Tybee Island
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Junction
    • Nicholsonville [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholsonville
      • Nicholsonville [Chatham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Tybee Island
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicholsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholsonville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tybee Island. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tybee Island.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tybee Island. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tybee Island.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tybee Island. See our Newspapers Page for Tybee Island.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tybee Island ...

Looking for more information about Tybee Island? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Tybee Island, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tybee Island.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Chatham County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tybee Island: www.cityoftybee.org/

The official website for Chatham County: www.chathamcounty.org/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Chatham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tybee Island.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tybee Island - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Tybee Island). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tybee Island or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tybee Island) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tybee Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tybee IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tybee Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0098, Longitude: -80.8529       In this case, the coordinates for Tybee Island have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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