Georgetown, Delaware

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Population in 2017: 7,291 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: +57.0%
Males: 3,632  (49.8%)
Females: 3,659  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

32.0 years
Delaware median age:

40.1 years

Zip codes: 19947.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,392 (it was $31,875 in 2000)
Georgetown:

$50,392
DE:

$62,852

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,128 (it was $15,288 in 2000)

Georgetown town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $239,597 (it was $86,300 in 2000)
Georgetown:

$239,597
DE:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $278,612; detached houses: $278,982; townhouses or other attached units: $182,944

Median gross rent in 2017: $818.

March 2019 cost of living index in Georgetown: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.7%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.3% for Black residents, 35.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.1% for other race residents, 36.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Georgetown, DE (2017)
    • 3,17743.6%Hispanic
    • 3,05141.9%White alone
    • 83911.5%Black alone
    • 1612.2%Other race alone
    • 1161.6%Two or more races
    • 230.3%American Indian alone
    • 160.2%Asian alone

Races in Georgetown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists, there were 145 registered sex offenders living in Georgetown, Delaware as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Georgetown is 50 to 1.


Crime rates in Georgetown by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(202.9)
6
(120.7)
8
(161.2)
8
(154.0)
9
(170.6)
6
(112.9)
6
(92.5)
4
(60.6)
5
(74.7)
6
(87.6)
7
(99.9)
5
(69.7)
10
(136.3)
5
(67.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
28
(568.2)
28
(563.5)
42
(846.1)
29
(558.1)
19
(360.1)
16
(301.1)
20
(308.3)
23
(348.7)
19
(284.0)
34
(496.6)
15
(214.1)
19
(264.7)
14
(190.8)
9
(121.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
57
(1,157)
50
(1,006)
43
(866.2)
27
(519.6)
30
(568.5)
24
(451.7)
31
(477.8)
33
(500.3)
24
(358.8)
20
(292.1)
35
(499.6)
19
(264.7)
21
(286.2)
25
(337.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
61
(1,238)
52
(1,046)
81
(1,632)
70
(1,347)
71
(1,345)
75
(1,412)
62
(955.6)
67
(1,016)
77
(1,151)
90
(1,314)
60
(856.4)
57
(794.2)
71
(967.6)
43
(579.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
176
(3,571)
164
(3,300)
152
(3,062)
191
(3,676)
174
(3,297)
199
(3,746)
252
(3,884)
230
(3,487)
296
(4,425)
308
(4,498)
300
(4,282)
346
(4,821)
344
(4,688)
323
(4,354)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(182.6)
10
(201.2)
10
(201.5)
11
(211.7)
13
(246.4)
5
(94.1)
12
(185.0)
11
(166.8)
6
(89.7)
5
(73.0)
9
(128.5)
5
(69.7)
7
(95.4)
12
(161.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)808.2688.3849.1652.8603.9527.2499.1477.1481.5555.3485.6442.1486.4385.4

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City-data.com crime index in Georgetown, DE

Crime rate in Georgetown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Delaware average:

2.35
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Ancestries: American (10.2%), English (8.3%), Irish (4.0%), Italian (2.6%), German (2.5%), Haitian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1869

Elevation: 52 feet

Land area: 4.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,765 people per square mile   (low).

Georgetown, Delaware map

1,715 residents are foreign born (22.8% Latin America).

This town:

23.2%
Delaware:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $958 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,346 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (58.2 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (78.7 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (91.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Milton, DE (2.7 miles ),
Ellendale, DE (2.9 miles ),
Millsboro, DE (2.9 miles ),
Bridgeville, DE (3.5 miles ),
Dagsboro, DE (3.5 miles ),
Blades, DE (3.5 miles ),
Seaford, DE (3.6 miles ),
Greenwood, DE (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 38.69 N, Longitude: 75.39 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,910 (+66.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 750 (25.2%)

Area code: 302

Distribution of median household income in Georgetown, DE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Georgetown, DE in 2017

Property values in Georgetown, DE

Georgetown satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Delaware:

3.2%
Historical population in Georgetown, DE
Historical housing units in Georgetown, DE

Population change in the 1990s: +660 (+16.6%).
Most common industries in Georgetown, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (28.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (35.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (20.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.3%)
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.7%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Georgetown, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (19.2%)
  • Food processing workers (10.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (23.6%)
  • Food processing workers (12.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.2%)
  • Cashiers (8.3%)
  • Food processing workers (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)

Average climate in Georgetown, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Georgetown, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.6. This is about average.

City:

71.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2014 was 2.55. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.55
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.112. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.112
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.19. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.19
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00404. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00404
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Georgetown-area historical tornado activity is below Delaware state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.2 miles away from the Georgetown town center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 7/18/1984, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Georgetown-area historical earthquake activity is near Delaware state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 118.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 156.7 miles away from Georgetown center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 118.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 328.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 274.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 368.0 miles away from Georgetown center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sussex County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Georgetown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Georgetown:

  • DELAWARE HOSPICE, INC GEORGETOWN (600 N DUPONT HWY, 20167 OFFICE CIRCLE)
  • STOCKLEY CENTER (26351 PATRIOTS WAY)
  • HARRISON SENIOR LIVING OF GEORGETOWN, LLC (110 W. NORTH STREET)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE MID SUSSEX COUNTY (34 GEORGETOWN PLAZA)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (21309 BERLIN ROAD)
  • BEEBE HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (20232 ENNIS ROAD)
  • GENERATIONS HOME CARE, INC. (205 E. MARKET STREET)

Airports located in Georgetown:

College/University in Georgetown:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (Full-time enrollment: 3,159; Location: Route 18, Seashore Highway PO Box 610; Public; Website: https://www.dtcc.edu/our-campuses/georgetown)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Georgetown:

  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 23 miles; Salisbury, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,256)
  • Salisbury University (about 27 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • Delaware State University (about 36 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 37 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 37 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Cumberland County College (about 55 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 63 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)

Public high schools in Georgetown:

Private high schools in Georgetown:

  • DELMARVA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 181, Location: 21150 AIRPORT RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • JESUS IS LORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 40, Location: 40 INGRAMTOWN RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Georgetown:

Private elementary/middle school in Georgetown:

  • THE JEFFERSON SCHOOL (Students: 91, Location: 22051 WILSON RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Georgetown

Libraries in Georgetown:

  • SUSSEX COUNTY DEPT. OF LIBRARIES (Operating income: $2,583,550; Location: 9 S. DUPONT HIGHWAY; 110,795 books; 7,637 audio materials; 11,799 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 38 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 890 print serial subscriptions)
  • GEORGETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $295,771; Location: 10 WEST PINE STREET; 22,569 books; 317 audio materials; 914 video materials; 35 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 70 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Georgetown: Georgetown Wastewater Reclamation Facility (A), Georgetown Fire Company Incorporated (B), Sussex County Sheriff's Office (C), Georgetown Town Hall (D), Sussex County Courthouse (E), Georgetown Public Library (F), Cheer Community Center (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Food City Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Georgetown include: First Baptist Church (A), Wesleyan Church (B), Saint Pauls Church (C), Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Union Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation (21513 Rudder Lane), Georgetown Historical Society (Museums; 510 South Bedford Street), Sussex County Convention & Tourism Commission (103 West Pine Street).

Hotels: Best Value Inn Georgetown (313 North Dupont Hwy), Knights Inn Georgetown (313 N Dupont Hwy).

Courts: Delaware State - Clerk's Office- Court Of Common Pleas- Sussex County Automated Informa (34 The Circle), Sussex Teen Court Inc (11 The Circle), Delaware State - Justice Of The Peace Court- Criminal Courts- Court No 14-Dui & Tru (5 East Pine Street), Delaware State Justice Of Peace Courts Court 14 Fax (5 East Pine), Delaware State - Superior Court- Sussex County- Accounting & Jury (Courthouse), Delaware State - Supreme Court- Justice Randy J Holland (Chancery Building), Delaware State Courts Sussex County Superior Court Fax Line (The Circle), Delaware State Courts Sussex County Chancery Court (34 The Circle), Delaware State - Family Court- Sussex County- Information Automated Sy (22 The Circle).

Birthplace of: Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert - Union Army general Army general, Charles C. Stockley - Politician, Daniel J. Layton - Judge, Thomas Robinson, Jr. - Politician, Wilbur L. Adams - Lawyer, Willard Saulsbury, Jr. - Politician, Costen Shockley - Baseball player, Will Holland (baseball) - Baseball player.

Sussex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Georgetown and their reported violations in the past:

SUSSEX TECHNICAL SCHOOL DISTRICT (Population served: 1,800, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2009)
SUSSEX CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Population served: 1,450, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-19-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-24-2005), St Public Notif issued (JUN-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2005)
STOCKLEY MEDICAL CTR (MARYANN COVERDALE) (Address: Stockley Center , Population served: 454, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
AVALON WOODS OWNERS ASSOC INC (Population served: 306, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-22-2013)
COUNTY SEAT GARDENS (Address: 58 Garden Circle , Population served: 297, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-26-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2011), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2009)
  • Initial, Follow-up, or Routine Source Water M/R - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-30-2009)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-30-2009)
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
SUSSEX PINES COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-17-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-17-2014), St Boil Water Order (FEB-17-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-18-2014)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (DEC-30-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-30-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-30-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-31-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-08-2008), St Public Notif issued (MAY-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-20-2008), St Public Notif issued (FEB-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2008)
SHADY OAK TRAILER COURT (Population served: 108, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2007), St Public Notif issued (JAN-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2007)
FISH HOOK MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-28-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-13-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-09-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (AUG-02-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2007)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Georgetown that have no violations reported:

  • GEORGETOWN WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 6,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PERDUE INC (Population served: 1,500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STOCKLEY CENTER (Address: Stockley Center , Population served: 295, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JEFFERSON SCHOOL (Population served: 138, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HOLIDAY ACRES, LLC (Population served: 132, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CAMP BARNES INC (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPORTS AT THE BEACH SYSTEM 1 (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHSIDE PROFESSIONAL CENTER (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPORTS AT THE BEACH SYSTEM 3 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPORTS AT THE BEACH SYSTEM 5 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

3.4 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.2%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.6%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Georgetown in 2010:

  • 107 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 18 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Georgetown in 2000:

  • 104 people in nursing homes
  • 45 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 21 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Georgetown (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Georgetown Center Walk-Up Branch at 7 West Market Street, branch established on 2011/05/16; Georgetown Branch at 22205 Dupont Blvd, branch established on 1963/11/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Georgetown Branch at 13 The Circle, branch established on 1964/04/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Fulton Bank, National Association: Georgetown Branch at 21035 Dupont Blvd, branch established on 1979/04/05. Info updated 2010/12/30: Bank assets: $9,041.7 mil, Deposits: $6,700.3 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 122 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • County Bank: Georgetown Branch at 13 North Bedford Street, branch established on 1999/09/24. Info updated 2012/02/23: Bank assets: $333.1 mil, Deposits: $294.9 mil, headquarters in Rehoboth Beach, DE, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Cb Financial Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Georgetown Branch at 20915 Dupont Blvd, branch established on 1996/01/02. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

For population 15 years and over in Georgetown:

Marital status in Georgetown, DE
  • Never married: 40.6%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

For population 25 years and over in Georgetown:

  • High school or higher: 72.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.2
Delaware average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Georgetown
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Religion statistics for Georgetown, DE (based on Sussex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,6817
Mainline Protestant23,803107
Evangelical Protestant16,640115
Black Protestant2,91421
Other6558
Orthodox2202
None125,232-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Sussex County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
This county:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
This county:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 236
Sussex County:

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sussex County:

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.9%
Delaware:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.2%
Delaware:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.3%
Delaware:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Georgetown:

21.0%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.7%
State:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Delaware:

6.8

Overweight people:
Georgetown:

29.5%
Delaware:

34.1%

General health condition:
Georgetown:

54.0%
Delaware:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Georgetown:

79.5%
Delaware:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Georgetown, DE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 18$94,922$63,2810$0
Streets and Highways 7$29,224$50,0980$0
Other Government Administration 5$24,441$58,6580$0
Sewerage 4$15,310$45,9300$0
Other and Unallocable 2$6,129$36,7740$0
Financial Administration 2$10,124$60,7441$1,510
Water Supply 2$8,250$49,5000$0
Police - Other 1$3,831$45,9720$0
Totals for Government 41$192,231$56,2631$1,510

Georgetown government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,968,000 ($269.92)
    Police Protection: $1,962,000 ($269.10)
    Toll Highways: $1,028,000 ($141.00)
    Water Utilities: $1,012,000 ($138.80)
    Financial Administration: $316,000 ($43.34)
    General - Other: $157,000 ($21.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $603,000 ($82.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,703,000 ($370.73)

Georgetown government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,852,000 ($254.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $1,214,000 ($166.51)
    Water Utilities: $68,000 ($9.33)
    Other: $21,000 ($2.88)
    Highways: $16,000 ($2.19)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $70,000 ($9.60)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $314,000 ($43.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,146,000 ($157.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $308,000 ($42.24)
    Other: $171,000 ($23.45)
    General Local Government Support: $58,000 ($7.96)
  • Tax - Property: $1,513,000 ($207.52)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $241,000 ($33.05)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $217,000 ($29.76)

Georgetown government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,079,000 ($2068.17)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,834,000 ($1760.25)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,858,000 ($391.99)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $613,000 ($84.08)

Georgetown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,818,000 ($797.97)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $87,000 ($11.93)

6.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($79,777 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($546 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.05%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, DE  0.86% ($39,974 average AGI)
from New Castle County, DE  0.54% ($87,246)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.34% ($48,416)


4.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,221 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($608 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, DE  0.78% ($33,254 average AGI)
to New Castle County, DE  0.38% ($47,441)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.34% ($29,498)
Businesses in Georgetown, DE
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Burger King1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx1T-Mobile2
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
Hardee's1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Georgetown:

  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WJDY (1470 AM; 5 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Georgetown:

  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMD (92.7 FM; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE; Owner: RESORT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WGBG (98.5 FM; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WJNE (103.5 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKDB (95.3 FM; LAUREL, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSDL (90.7 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WLBW (92.1 FM; FENWICK ISLAND, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOCM (98.1 FM; SELBYVILLE, DE; Owner: IRIE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWFG (99.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAAI (100.9 FM; HURLOCK, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WLVW-FM (105.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQJZ (97.1 FM; OCEAN PINES, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Georgetown:

  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • WBLP-LP (Channel 22; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: OCEAN 22 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WLWP-LP (Channel 4; MILLSBORO, ETC., DE; Owner: OCEAN 4 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
Georgetown fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Georgetown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.0mTotal length
  • $361,000Total costs
  • 23,083Total average daily traffic
  • 2,033Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,423Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 108 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Georgetown)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Georgetown, DE)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 104 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Georgetown)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Georgetown)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 49 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 76. The highest number of reported fires - 114 took place in 2018, and the least - 19 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Georgetown, DE When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (41.3%), and Outside Fires (35.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Georgetown, DE
    • 53141.3%Structure Fires
    • 45535.4%Outside Fires
    • 18514.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1148.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Georgetown, DE

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Georgetown, Delaware:

  • Quality Inn, 20530 Dupont Blvd, Georgetown, Delaware 19947 , Phone: (302) 854-9400, Fax: (302) 855-9121
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 22297 Dupont Hwy, Georgetown, Delaware 19947 , Phone: (302) 858-5666
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Georgetown, Delaware
Most common first names in Georgetown, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William11474.2 years
John9671.4 years
Mary9278.3 years
Charles6673.5 years
James6169.3 years
George5873.0 years
Robert5867.9 years
Dorothy4376.7 years
Margaret3674.8 years
Elizabeth3478.0 years
Most common last names in Georgetown, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Short5077.3 years
Wilson4474.8 years
King3978.2 years
Jones3772.8 years
Rogers3576.3 years
Johnson2971.2 years
Hudson2976.7 years
Smith2880.1 years
Mitchell2875.1 years
West2775.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Georgetown, DE
  • 52.8%Electricity
  • 17.7%Utility gas
  • 16.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Georgetown, DE
  • 69.3%Electricity
  • 19.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.8%Utility gas
  • 2.1%No fuel used


Georgetown compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Georgetown on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Guatemala (population 500+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in United Kingdom (population 500+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Yugoslavia (population 500+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Asia, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Melanesia (population 500+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Micronesia (population 500+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Polynesia (population 500+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Born at sea (population 500+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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