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Georgetown, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Georgetown had a population of 9,117 as of July 1, 2015. Georgetown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Georgetown is located at latitude 33.3724 and longitude -79.2808 in Georgetown County. The formal boundaries for the City of Georgetown (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.61 sq. miles. Georgetown County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Georgetown (GNIS ID: 2403690) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Georgetown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Georgetown: George Town, Georges Town.

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Georgetown, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 9,117
Population in Households 8,955
Population in Familes 7,323
Population in Group Qrtrs 162
Population Density1 1,319
Diversity Index2 62
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,562
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 2,411
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,940 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,622 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 752 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $120,217
Average Home Value $160,245
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,459
Average Household Income $46,468
Per Capita Income $18,220
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% 0.14%
Households 0.19% 0.24%
Families 0.45% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Georgetown, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Georgetown to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 56 86th
Population Density1 # 74 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 37 91st
Median Household Income # 309 22nd
Per Capita Income # 225 43rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.