Georgetown by the Numbers

57622
Total Population
 
100
Percent reliant on renewable energy by 2017
 
1848
Year Founded
 

Overview

Located on IH 35 at the northern edge of the Austin Metro area, Georgetown is a beautiful City nestled between the clear waters of the North and South San Gabriel Rivers. As the county seat of Williamson County, one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, Georgetown is experiencing tremendous growth in both residential and commercial sectors. Between 2000 and 2010 an average 11 people moved to Georgetown every day. The current population estimate of over 57,000 shows that the high growth rate continues. The average age of the population in a 6 mile radius from the city center is 39.25 and the average household income is $91,781. In addition the population of Georgetown is highly-educated with 25.93% of the population in the six-mile radius achieving a Bachelor’s Degree.

The people of Georgetown are friendly and the culture is rich with diversity. Residents and visitors can shop at the unique retail outlets and restaurants on the historic downtown square. A Main Street designated city, Georgetown cherishes its newly revitalized Courthouse and surrounding Victorian era storefronts. Georgetown also offers variety of family oriented festivals and events, hike and bike trails along the San Gabriel River from downtown to the 1,310-acre Lake Georgetown, beautiful parks, challenging golf courses, and Inner Space Caverns. Georgetown’s location enables its citizens to enjoy these amenities and the charm of a small community while being in close proximity to the Austin business and entertainment scene, State Capitol, University of Texas, and a major airport.

Georgetown is a vibrant and active community for everyone from the students at Southwestern University to the retirees at Sun City, Texas. Georgetown citizens enjoy an excellent quality of life that has been noticed and celebrated with a variety of awards and recognition. Just a few of these awards include: 2008 Fortune Magazine named Georgetown the #2 place in the U.S. to “Live and Launch”; 2008 Texas Trails Network Partnership Award for San Gabriel River Trails; 2007 Retirement Places Rated, a Frommer’s publication, named Georgetown the Number 1 place to retire in the U.S; and 2007 Texas Economic Development Council, Community Economic Development Award for Community of the Year.

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