Georgetown is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,768 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 85.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Georgetown is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Georgetown who work in management occupations (13.49%), office and administrative support (11.49%), and business and financial occupations (10.21%).
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.
Because of many things, Georgetown is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Georgetown a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Georgetown has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.
In Georgetown, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.85 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, Georgetown is a pretty powerful place. 53.42% of the adults in Georgetown have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Georgetown in 2018 was $53,243, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $212,972 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 Irish, Italian, English, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Georgetown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.