Georgetown, TX
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Georgetown is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 74,180 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Georgetown is the 64th largest community in Texas. Georgetown has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Georgetown, where the median household income is $67,753.00.

Georgetown real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Georgetown house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Georgetown who work in sales jobs (12.75%), management occupations (12.46%), and office and administrative support (12.04%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Georgetown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.27% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The education level of Georgetown ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Georgetown, 40.93% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Georgetown in 2010 was $35,911, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,644 for a family of four. However, Georgetown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Georgetown is a very 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Georgetown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.13% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Georgetown include German, English, Irish, French, and Scottish.

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