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, Georgetown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Georgetown are a mix 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 sales jobs (15.58%), management occupations (15.16%), and office and administrative support (10.18%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Georgetown, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

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 citizens of Georgetown are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.49% of adults in Georgetown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Georgetown in 2010 was $16,869, 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 $67,476 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 33.91% 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 English, German, French , and Jamaican.

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

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