|City of Statesboro|
|Bulloch County Courthouse in downtown Statesboro|
|Nickname(s): The Boro|
|Bulloch County and the state of Georgia|
|• Mayor||Joe Brannen|
|• Total||12.6 sq mi (32.7 km2)|
|• Land||12.5 sq mi (32.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||253 ft (77 m)|
|• Density||1,813/sq mi (700/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0323541|
Statesboro is the largest city and the county seat of Bulloch CountyGeorgia, United States, with an estimated 2012 population of 29,779.  It is the principal city of the StatesboroMicropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of 72,694. A college town, Statesboro is best known as the home to Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral-Research University.
The city was chartered in 1803, starting as a small trading community providing the basic essentials for surrounding plantations. In 1906 Statesboro leaders joined together to bid for and win the First District A&M School, which eventually grew into Georgia Southern University. Statesboro inspired the blues song "Statesboro Blues", written by Blind Willie McTell in the 1920s, and covered in a well-known version by The Allman Brothers Band.