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Population in 2012: 9,092 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.6%
 

Males: 4,337  (47.7%)
Females: 4,755  (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

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 2011: 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%)

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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 (5.9%), English (5.4%), Irish (5.4%), German (4.4%), French (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 6.54 square miles.

Population density: 1,390 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Georgetown:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Georgetown city:

  • Never married: 32.8%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

360 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.9%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 74 registered sex offenders living in Georgetown, South Carolina as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Georgetown to the number of sex offenders is 123 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%)

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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
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 33.37 N, Longitude: 79.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,351 (+58.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,962 (64.2%)

Area code: 843

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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) 763.1766.5681.9490.5643.0668.5774.9607.6602.4530.6562.1

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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

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Georgetown, South Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
South Carolina:

8.1%

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%)

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Tornado activity:

Georgetown-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 12% 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 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 the city center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 75.7 miles away from Georgetown center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.5 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).
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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/medical centers in Georgetown:

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

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Airports located in Georgetown:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Georgetown:

  • Coastal Carolina University (about 34 miles; Conway, SC; Full-time enrollment: 7,254)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 35 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 2,962)
  • Charleston Southern University (about 53 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,364)
  • Trident Technical College (about 53 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 6,856)
  • College of Charleston (about 55 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 9,653)
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina (about 56 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,431)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (about 56 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,287)

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)
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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
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AQI  SO2 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 15.7. This is significantly better than average.
City:

15.7
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00299. This is significantly better than average. There were 71 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00299
U.S.:

0.06353
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.698. This is significantly better than average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.698
U.S.:

2.963
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.0. This is better than average. There were 70 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 12.4. This is about average. There were 9 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.4
U.S.:

11.2

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

GEORGETOWN CITY OF (Population served: 9542, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2003), St Public Notif received (JUL-25-2003), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-12-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-11-2003), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-11-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-07-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-03-2003), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-11-2003), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-11-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-1997 and SEP-1997, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Show-cause Hearing (JUN-10-1997), St BCA signed (AUG-18-1997), St Public Notif received (AUG-20-1997), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-10-1997), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-24-1998), St Compliance achieved (MAR-29-2002), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-1997 and JUN-1997, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-14-1997), St Show-cause Hearing (JUN-10-1997), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-1997), St BCA signed (AUG-15-1997), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-24-1998), St Compliance achieved (MAR-29-2002)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-1997 and MAR-1997, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-18-1997), St Public Notif received (MAR-07-1997), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-14-1997), St Show-cause Hearing (JUN-10-1997), St BCA signed (AUG-15-1997), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-24-1998), St Compliance achieved (MAR-29-2002)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-1996), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-1996), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-14-1997), St Show-cause Hearing (JUN-10-1997), St BCA signed (AUG-15-1997), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-24-1998), St Compliance achieved (MAR-29-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - In JUL-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2005)
BROWNS FERRY WATER CO (Population served: 2718, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
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)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and MAY-15-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2006)
  • 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)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-20-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-13-2004), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-20-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation

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

  • GEORGETOWN RURAL COMM WA (Population served: 5462, 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Georgetown, SC

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 compared to South Carolina state average:

Georgetown, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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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 (58%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.31%
Here44.3%
USA50.2%

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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13$44,123$40,7290$0
Other Government Administration 13$62,966$58,1220$0
Judicial and Legal 5$10,501$25,2020$0
Police Protection - Officers 33$100,839$36,6690$0
Police - Other 9$17,548$23,3972$2,165
Firefighters 30$80,672$32,2690$0
Fire - Other 1$1,915$22,9800$0
Streets and Highways 7$16,211$27,7900$0
Solid Waste Management 17$42,693$30,1360$0
Sewerage 14$39,859$34,1650$0
Parks and Recreation 3$10,563$42,2525$4,561
Water Supply 8$24,598$36,8970$0
Electric Power 21$65,457$37,4040$0
Other and Unallocable 8$17,922$26,8830$0
Totals for Government 182$535,867$35,3327$6,726

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 ($1497.25)
    Police Protection: $2,889,000 ($317.75)
    Sewerage: $2,867,000 ($315.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,005,000 ($220.52)
    Water Utilities: $1,888,000 ($207.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,503,000 ($165.31)
    General - Other: $923,000 ($101.52)
    Regular Highways: $704,000 ($77.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $287,000 ($31.57)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $259,000 ($28.49)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $252,000 ($27.72)
    Financial Administration: $183,000 ($20.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($3.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $894,000 ($98.33)
    Electric Utilities: $396,000 ($43.55)
    Water Utilities: $205,000 ($22.55)
    General - Other: $199,000 ($21.89)
    Police Protection: $195,000 ($21.45)
    Sewerage: $121,000 ($13.31)
    Regular Highways: $88,000 ($9.68)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($1.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,261,000 ($1018.59)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,581,000 ($283.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,183,000 ($130.11)
    All Other: $36,000 ($3.96)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $93,000 ($10.23)
    Highways: $14,000 ($1.54)
    All Other: $14,000 ($1.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $101,000 ($11.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $31,000 ($3.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $921,000 ($101.30)
    Interest Earnings: $646,000 ($71.05)
    Donations From Private Sources: $585,000 ($64.34)
    Fines and Forfeits: $365,000 ($40.15)
    Rents: $31,000 ($3.41)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($0.44)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $12,528,000 ($1377.91)
    Water Utilities: $2,190,000 ($240.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $25,000 ($2.75)
    All Other: $15,000 ($1.65)
  • Tax - Property: $2,654,000 ($291.90)
    Public Utility License: $2,255,000 ($248.02)
    Other Selective Sales: $789,000 ($86.78)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $115,000 ($12.65)
    Other License: $72,000 ($7.92)
    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 ($1033.77)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,871,000 ($975.69)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $528,000 ($58.07)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,168,000 ($2438.19)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,871,000 ($975.69)

8.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,998 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.25%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Georgetown County:

0.12%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Horry County, SC  1.65% ($39,877 average AGI)
from Charleston County, SC  0.31% ($38,838)
from Williamsburg County, SC  0.30% ($28,000)


7.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,031 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($255 average AGI)
Georgetown County:

0.06%
South Carolina average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Horry County, SC  1.98% ($36,553 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.35% ($53,427)
to Richland County, SC  0.28% ($30,322)

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: 58
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 38
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 94
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 137
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 229
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

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&T1Nike2
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
Jones New York2UPS2
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Walmart1
McDonald's1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Georgetown, SC


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 2008-2014.

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