Georgetown is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 8,860 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Georgetown is the 45th largest community in South Carolina.
Georgetown real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Georgetown house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Georgetown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Georgetown is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Georgetown who work in sales jobs (13.40%), management occupations (13.37%), and food service (9.82%).
Georgetown is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The percentage of adults in Georgetown with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.13% of adults in Georgetown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Georgetown in 2010 was $18,551, which is lower middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,204 for a family of four. However, Georgetown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Georgetown also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.15% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Georgetown is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Georgetown include Irish, English, German, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Georgetown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.