Georgetown, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 8,860 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.0%
 
Males: 3,755  (42.4%)
Females: 5,105  (57.6%)
Median resident age:

37.0 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29440.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,420 (it was $29,424 in 2000)
Georgetown:

$32,420
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,431 (it was $14,568 in 2000)

Georgetown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $172,035 (it was $78,600 in 2000)
Georgetown:

$172,035
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $287,687; detached houses: $358,431; townhouses or other attached units: $263,846; in 2-unit structures: $540,457; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $165,065; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $284,483; mobile homes: $60,132

Median gross rent in 2017: $694.

March 2019 cost of living index in Georgetown: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 37.1%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.3% for Black residents, 92.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Georgetown, SC (2010)
    • 5,16156.3%Black alone
    • 3,32536.3%White alone
    • 4905.3%Hispanic
    • 961.0%Two or more races
    • 600.7%Asian alone
    • 190.2%American Indian alone
    • 120.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 89 registered sex offenders living in Georgetown, South Carolina as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Georgetown is 105 to 1.


Crime rates in Georgetown by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(33.0)
2
(23.1)
1
(11.8)
1
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.8)
1
(11.0)
3
(33.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.1)
2
(22.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(22.1)
4
(44.1)
5
(57.7)
3
(35.4)
8
(94.7)
4
(47.7)
4
(43.1)
2
(21.7)
6
(66.1)
2
(22.2)
7
(77.4)
10
(111.1)
18
(204.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
18
(199.0)
12
(132.2)
18
(207.7)
22
(259.7)
22
(260.4)
14
(166.8)
18
(194.2)
17
(184.3)
20
(220.5)
23
(254.8)
10
(110.6)
8
(88.9)
10
(113.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
99
(1,094)
128
(1,410)
124
(1,431)
146
(1,724)
75
(887.6)
108
(1,287)
97
(1,046)
88
(953.9)
84
(925.9)
69
(764.3)
64
(707.7)
109
(1,211)
68
(771.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
93
(1,028)
110
(1,211)
78
(899.9)
146
(1,724)
102
(1,207)
107
(1,275)
125
(1,348)
156
(1,691)
101
(1,113)
105
(1,163)
50
(552.9)
65
(722.0)
97
(1,100)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
434
(4,797)
520
(5,727)
562
(6,484)
590
(6,966)
522
(6,178)
541
(6,446)
476
(5,135)
555
(6,016)
395
(4,354)
370
(4,098)
257
(2,842)
435
(4,832)
391
(4,434)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(243.2)
26
(286.3)
29
(334.6)
44
(519.5)
33
(390.5)
20
(238.3)
29
(312.8)
23
(249.3)
18
(198.4)
17
(188.3)
15
(165.9)
24
(266.6)
24
(272.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(22.1)
3
(33.0)
1
(11.5)
2
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(47.7)
3
(32.4)
2
(21.7)
2
(22.0)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(56.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)579.5759.7789.8915.5717.9711.7626.9664.1594.2573.9402.3645.0673.0

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City-data.com crime index in Georgetown, SC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 34 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.40
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (14.5%), Irish (4.6%), English (2.7%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 6.54 square miles.

Population density: 1,354 people per square mile   (low).

Georgetown, South Carolina map

135 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,221 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $866 (0.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 33.37 N, Longitude: 79.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,844 (+52.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,433 (44.7%)

Area code: 843

Distribution of median household income in Georgetown, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Georgetown, SC in 2017
Georgetown satellite photo by USGS

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 Georgetown, SC residents
Average permit cost in Georgetown, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Historical population in Georgetown, SC
Historical housing units in Georgetown, SC
Most common industries in Georgetown, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.8%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.1%)
  • Paper (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (19.2%)
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Georgetown, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.4%)
  • Cashiers (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)

Average climate in Georgetown, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Georgetown, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 36.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

36.9
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.8
U.S.:

19.6
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00307. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00307
U.S.:

0.00984

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 Georgetown 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 the city 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 Georgetown 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 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 Georgetown center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Georgetown County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Georgetown topographic map

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)
  • GEORGETOWN HEALTHCARE AND REHAB, INC (2715 SOUTH ISLAND ROAD)
  • PRINCE GEORGE HEALTHCARE CENTER (901 MAPLE STREET)
  • FMC OF GEORGETOWN INC (712 N FRASER STREET)
  • FMC WINYAH (2623 SOUTH FRASER STREET)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF GEORGETOWN (1105 CHURCH 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)

Private high school in Georgetown:

  • AMIKIDS GEORGETOWN (Students: 32, Location: 1590 E CCC RD, Grades: 7-10, Boys only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Georgetown:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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).

Georgetown 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:

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)
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.

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

For population 15 years and over in Georgetown:

Marital status in Georgetown, SC
  • Never married: 40.7%
  • Now married: 37.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

For population 25 years and over in Georgetown:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
South Carolina average:

11.6

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,34077
Mainline Protestant9,78422
Black Protestant8,61438
Catholic3,9903
Other1,0315
None23,399-
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: 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.
South Carolina:

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

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

13.41 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Georgetown County:

30.3%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.6%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.8%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Georgetown:

29.5
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Georgetown:

19.2%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Georgetown:

12.7%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Georgetown:

35.8%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

54.4%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Georgetown:

80.5%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Georgetown, SC 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 31$116,742$45,1900$0
Firefighters 29$96,534$39,9450$0
Sewerage 18$58,236$38,8240$0
Streets and Highways 14$43,577$37,3520$0
Electric Power 13$49,394$45,5940$0
Financial Administration 12$45,340$45,3400$0
Water Supply 10$41,172$49,4060$0
Solid Waste Management 7$19,286$33,0620$0
Judicial and Legal 7$14,116$24,1990$0
Other Government Administration 5$28,168$67,6037$3,654
Police - Other 5$17,761$42,6260$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$18,410$44,1840$0
Other and Unallocable 3$11,025$44,1000$0
Fire - Other 1$2,901$34,8120$0
Totals for Government 160$562,662$42,2007$3,654

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $131,000 ($14.79)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($3.50)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($3.05)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $11,039,000 ($1245.94)
    Police Protection: $2,947,000 ($332.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,363,000 ($266.70)
    Water Utilities: $1,541,000 ($173.93)
    Sewerage: $1,324,000 ($149.44)
    Regular Highways: $1,082,000 ($122.12)
    General - Other: $544,000 ($61.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $512,000 ($57.79)
    Central Staff Services: $489,000 ($55.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $433,000 ($48.87)
    Financial Administration: $303,000 ($34.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $206,000 ($23.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $179,000 ($20.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($1.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $2,476,000 ($279.46)
    Electric Utilities: $914,000 ($103.16)
    Water Utilities: $665,000 ($75.06)
    Police Protection: $347,000 ($39.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $321,000 ($36.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $216,000 ($24.38)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($3.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($3.84)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($1.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,023,000 ($792.66)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($1.81)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,584,000 ($404.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $903,000 ($101.92)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $127,000 ($14.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $38,000 ($4.29)
    General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($0.79)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $69,000 ($7.79)
    Highways: $8,000 ($0.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $215,000 ($24.27)
    General Revenue - Other: $140,000 ($15.80)
    Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($4.63)
    Donations From Private Sources: $35,000 ($3.95)
    Rents: $26,000 ($2.93)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $11,830,000 ($1335.21)
    Water Utilities: $1,853,000 ($209.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $286,000 ($32.28)
    General Local Government Support: $203,000 ($22.91)
    Highways: $42,000 ($4.74)
  • Tax - Property: $3,337,000 ($376.64)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,770,000 ($312.64)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,005,000 ($113.43)
    Public Utility License: $125,000 ($14.11)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $17,000 ($1.92)
    Motor Vehicle License: $9,000 ($1.02)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,980,000 ($1465.01)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,617,000 ($1311.17)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,759,000 ($988.60)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,396,000 ($834.76)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,968,000 ($786.46)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,242,000 ($704.51)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $726,000 ($81.94)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,909,000 ($2247.07)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,980,000 ($1465.01)

7.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($75,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Horry County, SC  1.78% ($41,624 average AGI)
from Williamsburg County, SC  0.43% ($28,000)
from Charleston County, SC  0.24% ($51,678)


6.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,555 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Horry County, SC  2.39% ($44,444 average AGI)
to Williamsburg County, SC  0.49% ($32,466)
to Charleston County, SC  0.30% ($39,903)
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

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.)
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
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 1,119ft / 341mTotal length
  • $6,000,000Total costs
  • 142,528Total average daily traffic
  • 9,657Total average daily truck traffic
  • 227,618Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Georgetown, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Georgetown, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Georgetown)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 219 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Georgetown, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 31 (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: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Georgetown)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 36 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Georgetown)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 114. The highest number of fires - 240 took place in 2010, and the least - 2 in 2009. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Georgetown, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (45.0%), and Structure Fires (32.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Georgetown, SC
    • 87445.0%Outside Fires
    • 63632.7%Structure Fires
    • 35818.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 763.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Georgetown, SC

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

  • Clarion Carriage House Inn, 706 Church St, Georgetown, South Carolina 29440 , Phone: (843) 546-5191, Fax: (843) 546-1514
  • Quality Inn & Suites Georgetown, 210 Church St, Georgetown, South Carolina 29440 , Phone: (843) 546-5656, Fax: (843) 546-6116
  • Hampton Inn Georgetown Marina, 420 Marina Dr, Georgetown, South Carolina 29440 , Phone: (843) 545-5000, Fax: (843) 545-5099
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 120 Church St, Georgetown, South Carolina 29440 , Phone: (843) 546-6090, Fax: (843) 546-7175
  • Harbor Inn, 600 Church St, Georgetown, South Carolina 29440 , Phone: (843) 546-5111, Fax: (843) 527-6400
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Georgetown, South Carolina
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Georgetown, SC
  • 54.5%Electricity
  • 40.3%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Georgetown, SC
  • 90.9%Electricity
  • 6.5%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Solar energy
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Georgetown compared to South Carolina state average:

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

Georgetown on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
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