Georgetown, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 9,099 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.7%
 
Males: 4,340  (47.7%)
Females: 4,759  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  36.7 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29440.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,989 (it was $29,424 in 2000)
Georgetown:

$25,989
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,112 (it was $14,568 in 2000)

Georgetown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,185 (it was $78,600 in 2000)
Georgetown:

$115,185
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $132,830; Detached houses: $145,820; Townhouses or other attached units: $101,188; In 2-unit structures: $122,871; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $79,505; Mobile homes: $45,721

Median gross rent in 2012: $700.

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  • Black alone - 5,161 (56.3%)
  • White alone - 3,325 (36.3%)
  • Hispanic - 490 (5.3%)
  • Two or more races - 96 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 60 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 19 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 12 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Georgetown: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (5.8%), English (5.5%), Irish (5.4%), German (4.3%), French (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 6.54 square miles.

Population density: 1,391 people per square mile   (low).

Georgetown,SC real estate house value index trend

Georgetown, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Georgetown:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Georgetown city:

  • Never married: 33.5%
  • Now married: 42.6%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

359 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.8%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 75 registered sex offenders living in Georgetown, South Carolina as of March 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Georgetown to the number of sex offenders is 121 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $773 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $573 (0.6%)

Georgetown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Charleston, SC (53.5 miles , pop. 79,641).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (154.6 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (513.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Pawleys Island, SC (3.3 miles) , Sampit-Santee, SC (3.3 miles ), Plantersville, SC (3.5 miles ), Waccamaw, SC (3.6 miles ), Andrews, SC (4.1 miles ), Murrells Inlet, SC (4.4 miles ), Pleasant Hill-Folly Grove, SC (4.6 miles ), Nesmith, SC (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $73,400
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $39,300
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 2005: 24 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $209,100
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.37 N, Longitude: 79.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,366 (+57.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,919 (62.4%)

Area code: 843

Georgetown household income distribution Georgetown home values distribution

Crime rates in Georgetown by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 12003211001
per 100,000 10.922.10.00.033.023.111.811.80.00.010.8
Rapes 57124538442
per 100,000 54.677.411.022.144.157.735.494.747.743.121.7
Robberies 3119231812182222141817
per 100,000 338.3210.2253.8199.0132.2207.7259.7260.4166.8194.2184.3
Assaults 13015215399128124146751089788
per 100,000 1418.71681.21688.61094.31409.71430.51723.7887.61286.81046.4953.9
Burglaries 1451111149311078146102107125156
per 100,000 1582.51227.71258.11028.01211.5899.91723.71207.11274.91348.41691.1
Thefts 673628592434520562590522541476555
per 100,000 7344.86946.16533.54797.25726.96483.66965.86177.56445.85134.86016.3
Auto thefts 5341382226294433202923
per 100,000 578.4453.5419.4243.2286.3334.6519.5390.5238.3312.8249.3
Arson 33523120432
per 100,000 32.733.255.222.133.011.523.60.047.732.421.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 763.3766.7682.1490.7643.2668.7775.1607.8602.6530.7562.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Georgetown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 35 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.36
South Carolina average:

2.36
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -824 (-8.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Georgetown: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Georgetown, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Georgetown-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 49.3 miles away from the Georgetown city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/4/1979, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Georgetown-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from Georgetown center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 187.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 53.4 miles away from Georgetown center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 109.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Georgetown County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Georgetown topographic map

Birthplace of: Chris Rock - (born 1967), comedian, Joseph Rainey - Politician, Lorenzo Bromell - 2005 NFL player (New York Giants, born: Sep 23, 1975), Robert Geathers - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Aug 11, 1983), Washington Allston - Artist, Joel R. P. Pringle - Navy admiral, Joseph Evans Sperry - Architect, Joshua John Ward - Politician, Kavis Reed - Football coach, Matt Morris - College basketball player (Clemson Tigers).

Hospitals and medical centers in Georgetown:

  • GEORGETOWN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 606 BLACK RIVER RD DRAWER 1718)
  • JESSAMINE COMM. RES. (143 JESSAMINE STREET)
  • MARYVILLE COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (2602 OLD CHARLESTON RD.)
  • TIDELANDS COMMUNITY HOSPICE (2591 N FRASER ST)
  • FMC OF GEORGETOWN INC (712 N FRASER STREET)
  • FMC WINYAH (2623 SOUTH FRASER STREET)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF GEORGETOWN (1105 CHURCH STREET)
  • GEORGETOWN HEALTHCARE AND REHAB, INC (2715 SOUTH ISLAND ROAD)
  • PRINCE GEORGE HEALTHCARE CENTER (901 MAPLE STREET)

Airports located in Georgetown:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Georgetown:

  • Coastal Carolina University (about 34 miles; Conway, SC; Full-time enrollment: 8,881)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 35 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Charleston Southern University (about 53 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,012)
  • Trident Technical College (about 53 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 13,125)
  • College of Charleston (about 55 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 10,974)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (about 56 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,138)
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina (about 56 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,683)

Public high school in Georgetown:

  • GEORGETOWN HIGH (Students: 980; Location: 2500 Anthuan Maybank Drive; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Georgetown:

Private elementary/middle schools in Georgetown:

  • GEORGETOWN MARINE INSTITUTE (Students: 34; Location: 5826 E CCC RD; Grades: 5 - 9; Boys only)
  • TARA HALL SCHOOL (Students: 12; Location: 510 TARA HALL RD; Grades: 2 - 8; Boys only)
See full list of schools located in Georgetown

Library in Georgetown:

  • GEORGETOWN COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,770,342; Location: 405 CLELAND STREET; 147,781 books; 400 e-books; 7,691 audio materials; 11,568 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 203 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Georgetown: Georgetown Golf and Country Club (A), Georgetown Landing Marina (B), Georgetown Waterworks (C), Plantation Plaza (D), Harborwalk Marina (E), City of Georgetown Sewage Treatment Facility (F), City of Georgetown Town Hall (G), Georgetown Senior Center (H), Bobby Alford Recreation Center (I), Georgetown Fire Department Station 2 (J), Georgetown City Fire Department Station 1 (K), South Carolina Highway Patrol Troop 5 Post C (L), US Coast Guard (M), Georgetown County Sheriff's Office (N), Georgetown Police Department - Storage (O), Georgetown County Emergency Management Division (P), Georgetown Police Department (Q), Baruchs Arts Center (R), Dreamkeepers Community Arts Center (S), Georgetown City Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Georgetown Square Shopping Center (1), Winyah Village Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Georgetown include: Mount Zion Baptist Church (A), First Church of God (B), Eastside Free Will Baptist Church of Pentecost (C), Victory Christian Fellowship Full Gospel Church (D), Arnett African Methodist Episcopal Church (E), Beth Elohim Synagogue (F), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (G), Bethseda Missionary Baptist Church (H), Calvary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Baptist Cemetery (1), Jewish Cemetery (2), Prince George Winyah Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Georgetown include: Lafayette Park (1), Maryville Park (2), Morgan Park (3), East Bay Park (4), Francis Marion Park (5), Georgetown Historic District (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Committee for Afro American History (Museums; 1623 Gilbert Street), Rice Museum (637 Front Street), By George Bingo (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1222 North Fraser Street).

Hotels: Jameson Inn (120 Church Street), DuPre House Bed and Breakfast- LLC (921 Prince Street), Budget Inn (412 Saint James St), Econo Lodge (600 Church St), Jameson Inn Georgetown (Sj) (120 Church Street), Hampton Inn Georgetown-Marina (420 Marina Drive), Clarion Inn Carolinian Inn (706 Church St), Georgetown-Days Inn (210 Church St).

Courts: Georgetown County - Magistrates- Central Traffic Court (333 Cleland Street), Georgetown County - Clerk of Court (715 Prince Street).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 63.6. This is about average.

City:

63.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 12.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00448. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00448
U.S.:

0.01468

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

GEORGETOWN CITY OF (2210001) (Population served: 10,060, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2011)
BROWNS FERRY WATER CO (2220003) (Population served: 2,371, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-13-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2006), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-02-2004), St BCA signed (JUN-16-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • GEORGETOWN RURAL COMM WA (2220001) (Population served: 4,324, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.7%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.9% for Black residents, 64.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.4% for other race residents, 23.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.8%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Georgetown in 2010:

  • 156 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 95 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Georgetown in 2000:

  • 211 people in nursing homes
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in military barracks, etc.

Georgetown, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Georgetown compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Georgetown (2011 data):

  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: North Fraser Street Branch at 1310 North Fraser Street, branch established on 2005/10/14; Georgetown Branch at 1025 Church Street, branch established on 1991/05/13. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $3,140.4 mil, Deposits: $2,278.8 mil, headquarters in Charleston, SC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 69 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Georgetown Branch at 1002 Front Street, branch established on 1939/04/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • TD Bank, National Association: Georgetown Main at 1031 Front Street, branch established on 1937/03/01. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • SCBT National Association: Georgetown Branch at 1134 North Fraser Street, branch established on 2001/07/09. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, headquarters in Orangeburg, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Georgetown Branch at 726 Front Street, branch established on 1932/10/18. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Anderson Brothers Bank: Georgetown Branch at 706 North Fraser Street, branch established on 2006/03/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $428.5 mil, Deposits: $394.3 mil, headquarters in Mullins, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Anderson Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Georgetown Branch at 1306 Highmarket Street, branch established on 1966/03/16. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • The Citizens Bank: Georgetown Branch at 1510 Exhange Street, branch established on 1992/10/30. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $358.7 mil, Deposits: $315.1 mil, headquarters in Olanta, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancshares Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Georgetown, South Carolina:

  • Clarion Carriage House Inn, 706 Church St, Georgetown, SC 29440 , Phone: (843) 546-5191, Fax: (843) 546-1514
  • Quality Inn & Suites Georgetown, 210 Church St, Georgetown, SC 29440 , Phone: (843) 546-5656, Fax: (843) 546-6116
  • Hampton Inn Georgetown Marina, 420 Marina Dr, Georgetown, SC 29440 , Phone: (843) 545-5000, Fax: (843) 545-5099
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 120 Church St, Georgetown, SC 29440 , Phone: (843) 546-6090, Fax: (843) 546-7175
  • Harbor Inn, 600 Church St, Georgetown, SC 29440 , Phone: (843) 546-5111, Fax: (843) 527-6400
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Georgetown, South Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Georgetown travel time to work - commute Georgetown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Utility gas (34%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Georgetown city (based on Georgetown County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.31%
Here: 44.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchCatholic ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents31.8%24.4%8.3%8.3%6.0%
Congregations23.6%16.9%15.7%4.5%3.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Baha'iEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents5.7%3.0%2.5%2.1%7.9%
Congregations4.5%5.6%2.2%2.2%21.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Georgetown County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Georgetown County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Georgetown County:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 81
Here:

13.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Georgetown County:

30.3%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.3%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$33,327$44,4361$483
Other Government Administration 10$40,003$48,0047$3,091
Judicial and Legal 3$7,760$31,0404$4,968
Police Protection - Officers 29$118,699$49,1170$0
Police - Other 5$12,336$29,6060$0
Firefighters 29$87,252$36,1040$0
Fire - Other 1$2,373$28,4760$0
Streets and Highways 13$33,485$30,9090$0
Solid Waste Management 7$19,233$32,9710$0
Sewerage 13$37,966$35,0460$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,702$44,4242$1,200
Water Supply 11$38,358$41,8450$0
Electric Power 16$54,717$41,0380$0
Other and Unallocable 3$10,153$40,6120$0
Totals for Government 150$499,364$39,94914$9,742

Georgetown government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($1.10)
    Electric Utilities: $7,000 ($0.77)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($0.44)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $13,613,000 ($1496.10)
    Police Protection: $2,889,000 ($317.51)
    Sewerage: $2,867,000 ($315.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,005,000 ($220.35)
    Water Utilities: $1,888,000 ($207.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,503,000 ($165.18)
    General - Other: $923,000 ($101.44)
    Regular Highways: $704,000 ($77.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $287,000 ($31.54)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $259,000 ($28.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $252,000 ($27.70)
    Financial Administration: $183,000 ($20.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($3.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $894,000 ($98.25)
    Electric Utilities: $396,000 ($43.52)
    Water Utilities: $205,000 ($22.53)
    General - Other: $199,000 ($21.87)
    Police Protection: $195,000 ($21.43)
    Sewerage: $121,000 ($13.30)
    Regular Highways: $88,000 ($9.67)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($1.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,261,000 ($1017.80)

Georgetown government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,581,000 ($283.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,183,000 ($130.01)
    All Other: $36,000 ($3.96)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $93,000 ($10.22)
    Highways: $14,000 ($1.54)
    All Other: $14,000 ($1.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $101,000 ($11.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $31,000 ($3.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $921,000 ($101.22)
    Interest Earnings: $646,000 ($71.00)
    Donations From Private Sources: $585,000 ($64.29)
    Fines and Forfeits: $365,000 ($40.11)
    Rents: $31,000 ($3.41)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($0.44)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $12,528,000 ($1376.85)
    Water Utilities: $2,190,000 ($240.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $25,000 ($2.75)
    All Other: $15,000 ($1.65)
  • Tax - Property: $2,654,000 ($291.68)
    Public Utility License: $2,255,000 ($247.83)
    Other Selective Sales: $789,000 ($86.71)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $115,000 ($12.64)
    Other License: $72,000 ($7.91)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $7,000 ($0.77)
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,000 ($0.66)

Georgetown government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,399,000 ($1032.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,871,000 ($974.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $528,000 ($58.03)

Georgetown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,168,000 ($2436.31)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,871,000 ($974.94)

5.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($69,730 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($376 average AGI)
Georgetown County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Horry County, SC  1.55% ($28,960 average AGI)
from Charleston County, SC  0.22% ($38,143)
from Richland County, SC  0.22% ($49,755)


5.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Horry County, SC  1.74% ($28,467 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.32% ($43,620)
to Williamsburg County, SC  0.20% ($25,089)

Strongest AM radio stations in Georgetown:

  • WLMC (1470 AM; 1 kW; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CUMBERLAND A & A CORPORATION)
  • WGTN (1400 AM; 1 kW; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: R.J. STALVEY)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WDKD (1310 AM; 5 kW; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Georgetown:

  • WGEO-LP (105.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CITY OF GEORGETOWN (GEORGETOWN CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT))
  • W260AK (99.9 FM; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC)
  • WXJY (93.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGTN-FM (100.7 FM; ANDREWS, SC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC.)
  • WSYN (106.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSEA (100.3 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYAV (104.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMYB (92.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WDAI (98.5 FM; PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGTR (107.9 FM; BUCKSPORT, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSUY (96.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWXM (97.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYEZ (94.5 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAVF (96.1 FM; HANAHAN, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCI (89.3 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WYAK-FM (103.1 FM; SURFSIDE BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWBZ (98.9 FM; MCCLELLANVILLE, SC; Owner: 98.9, INC.)
  • WLGI (90.9 FM; HEMINGWAY, SC; Owner: LOUIS G. GREGORY BAHA'I INSTITUTE)
  • WMBJ (88.3 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Georgetown:

  • W22CJ (Channel 22; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W51AT (Channel 51; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCSC-TV (Channel 5; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCSC, INC.)
  • WITV (Channel 7; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCIV (Channel 4; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCIV, LLC)
  • WMMP (Channel 36; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WMMP LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WTAT-TV (Channel 24; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WTAT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCBD-TV (Channel 2; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WWSC-LP (Channel 28; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: WWSC TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Georgetown, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 38
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 57
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 38
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 93
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 136
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13
See more detailed statistics of Georgetown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 366 meters (1,201ft)
Total average daily traffic: 40,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,600
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Georgetown)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 145 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Georgetown, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Georgetown)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Georgetown)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Georgetown, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James24269.9 years
Mary21876.8 years
William19672.8 years
John19270.7 years
Robert11367.9 years
Willie10067.1 years
Annie9878.9 years
Joseph7870.4 years
Thomas7770.3 years
Henry7170.6 years
Most common last names in Georgetown, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12471.0 years
Johnson12071.1 years
Williams10872.9 years
Green10467.8 years
Brown9771.4 years
Washington8769.3 years
Lambert8567.0 years
Holmes7171.1 years
Wilson6771.9 years
Cooper6272.1 years
Businesses in Georgetown, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Nike2
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quality1
CVS1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken2Rite Aid1
Curves1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx3Subway2
GameStop1T-Mobile3
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul4
Hilton1UPS2
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets3YMCA1

Georgetown on our top lists:

  • #98 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Benjamin G. Cameransi, Jr. (5)
  • Paul G. Huray (2)
  • Lawrence B. Reimer (2)
  • Melvin Huell (1)
  • Richard L. Hollowell (1)
  • Benjamin Cameransi (1)
  • Stephen Robert Cherinko (1)
  • Robert G. Slick (1)
  • William Dewey Sullivan, Jr. (1)

Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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