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 88.01% 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 (15.47%), sales jobs (12.49%), and office and administrative support (12.47%).

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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Georgetown really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Georgetown perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Georgetown, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.10 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Georgetown is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.38% 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 $44,547, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $178,188 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 French .

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

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