Georgetown, SC


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Georgetown, SC Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Georgetown Housing Market Information

With a population of 9,062, 3,218 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $154,689, Georgetown real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Georgetown, accounting for 66.90% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Georgetown include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.83%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 11.88%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 5.94%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Georgetown are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 56.88% owning and 43.12% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Georgetown's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 37.96% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Georgetown include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 36.05%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 14.28%). There's also some housing in Georgetown built between 2000 and later ( 11.71%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Georgetown. Fully 21.34% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Georgetown homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Georgetown real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Georgetown Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Georgetown's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.75% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Georgetown that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Georgetown real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Georgetown appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.78%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 93.23% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Georgetown. Georgetown appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.10%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.47%.

Relative to South Carolina, our data show that Georgetown's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in South Carolina.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Georgetown differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Georgetown - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Georgetown real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Georgetown, SC HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,183,000 0.9
$887,001 - $1,183,000 0.3
$591,001 - $887,000 2.3
$473,001 - $591,000 1.3
$355,001 - $473,000 5.6
$236,001 - $355,000 10.4
$118,001 - $236,000 40.6
$59,001 - $118,000 24.7
$0 - $59,000 14.0

High for SC
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
48.0663307160436 24.907063197026

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Georgetown Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
54.21% 2.54% 10 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$938 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 56.88
Renters 43.12
Vacant 21.34

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Georgetown HOMES
2000 or Newer 11.7
1970 - 1999 36.1
1940 - 1969 38.0
1939 or Older 14.3

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Georgetown HOMES
Single-Family 66.9
Townhomes 2.2
Small Apt. Buildings 12.8
Apt. Complexes 11.9
Mobile Homes 5.9
Other 0.2

Home Size

SIZE OF Georgetown HOMES
No Bedroom 2.37
1 Bedroom 14.20
2 Bedrooms 22.78
3 Bedrooms 46.03
4 Bedrooms 10.85
5 or more bedrooms 3.76

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