Georgetown, SC


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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 9,062 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Georgetown is the 45th largest community in South Carolina.

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 sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Georgetown who work in management occupations (19.48%), sales jobs (12.45%), and office and administrative support (11.84%).

Georgetown is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Georgetown, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.71 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Georgetown is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.20% of adults 25 and older in Georgetown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Georgetown in 2010 was $18,902, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,608 for a family of four. However, Georgetown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, German, French , and Scottish.

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

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