Georgetown, MA
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Georgetown is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,584 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Georgetown is the 197th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Georgetown are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Georgetown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Georgetown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Georgetown who work in management occupations (15.64%), office and administrative support (14.32%), and sales jobs (12.65%).

Also of interest is that Georgetown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Georgetown is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Georgetown is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Georgetown’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Georgetown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Georgetown, the average commute to work is 32.69 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Georgetown is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.24% of adults in Georgetown have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Georgetown in 2010 was $46,126, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $184,504 for a family of four.

The people who call Georgetown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Georgetown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Georgetown include Italian, English, German, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Georgetown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and German.

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