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Georgetown County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2016: 62,395 (58% urban, 42% rural); it was 55,797 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,214
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,863
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,606
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,447 (it was 4,053 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

31%

Land area: 815 sq. mi.

Water area: 220.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 77 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Georgetown County: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (33.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (24.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Georgetown County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (63.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (31.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
Median resident age:  48.3 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years
Males: 29,635  (47.5%)
Females: 32,760  (52.5%)
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Georgetown County,SC real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Georgetown County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,813 ($35,312 in 1999)

This county:

$47,813
South Carolina:

$49,501

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $653 (lower quartile is $435, upper quartile is $940)
This county:

$653
State:

$653


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $177,264 (it was $83,700 in 2000)
Georgetown:

$177,264
South Carolina:

$153,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,749 - $352,602

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $347,110
Here:

$347,110
State:

$236,970

Townhouses or other attached units: $259,438
Here:

$259,438
State:

$189,206

In 2-unit structures: $556,553
Here:

$556,553
State:

$386,010

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $114,330
Here:

$114,330
State:

$145,218

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $266,836
Here:

$266,836
State:

$218,084

Mobile homes: $60,863
Here:

$60,863
State:

$71,546
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,296
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $394

Institutionalized population: 441

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 24
  • Robberies: 29
  • Assaults: 153
  • Burglaries: 340
  • Thefts: 785
  • Auto thefts: 115

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 25
  • Assaults: 174
  • Burglaries: 322
  • Thefts: 890
  • Auto thefts: 106
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 353 buildings, average cost: $269,800
  • 2008: 239 buildings, average cost: $250,900
  • 2009: 129 buildings, average cost: $238,000
  • 2010: 140 buildings, average cost: $212,100
  • 2011: 149 buildings, average cost: $238,100
  • 2012: 182 buildings, average cost: $230,900
  • 2013: 222 buildings, average cost: $231,900
  • 2014: 296 buildings, average cost: $233,000
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,046 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $768 (0.6%)

Georgetown County household income distribution in 2013 Georgetown County home values distribution in 2013 Georgetown County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.0%
Georgetown County:

17.0%
South Carolina:

15.3%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.1% for Black residents, 24.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.8% for American Indian residents, 28.6% for other race residents, 39.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 48.3 years old
(Males: 45.8 years old, Females: 49.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54.1 years old, Black residents: 39.4 years old, American Indian residents: 35.3 years old, Asian residents: 30.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.3 years old, Other race residents: 28.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Georgetown County is $472 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $569 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $737 a month.

Cities in this county include: Waccamaw, Georgetown, Murrells Inlet, Pleasant Hill-Folly Grove, Sampit-Santee, Plantersville, Pawleys Island.

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

2012 air pollution in Georgetown County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 20.3 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Charleston County , Franklin County, Alabama , Nowata County, Oklahoma , McDuffie County, Georgia , Harrison County, Texas , Schley County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.5%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,500
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,431 (45.6% naturalized citizens)

Georgetown County:

2.3%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Georgetown County population
  • 1512010 or later
  • 4442000 to 2009
  • 2881990 to 1999
  • 1851980 to 1989
  • 801970 to 1979
  • 377Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.9%

Georgetown County marital status for males Georgetown County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 21,036
  • One, attached: 1,539
  • Two: 520
  • 3 or 4: 1,338
  • 5 to 9: 1,993
  • 10 to 19: 580
  • 20 to 49: 967
  • 50 or more: 480
  • Mobile homes: 6,279
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15

Housing units in Georgetown County with a mortgage: 9,329 (160 second mortgage, 1,045 home equity loan, 23 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,805

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Georgetown County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,34077
Mainline Protestant9,78422
Black Protestant8,61438
Catholic3,9903
Other1,0315
None23,399-
Georgetown County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Georgetown County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

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
Georgetown 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.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Georgetown County:

12.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Georgetown County:

30.3%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Georgetown County:

Average size of farms: 242 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $105,939
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2526.45
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.95%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.25%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $98,967
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.90%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $57,955
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.94%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.51
Corn for grain: 1885 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 293 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 644 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2876 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 44 acres

Earthquake activity:

Georgetown County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% 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 60.3 miles away from Georgetown County 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 53.2 miles away from the county 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 79.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 185.4 miles away from the county 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 54.7 miles away from Georgetown County 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 105.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4286: October 11, 2016, FEMA Id: 4286, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4166: March 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 4166, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 06, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1566: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Charley, Incident Period: August 14, 2004 to August 15, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1543: September 01, 2004, FEMA Id: 1543, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (32%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (12%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Guyana (6%)
  • Brazil (4%)
  • England (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Georgetown County


  • American (17%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Georgetown County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 21,047 (84.4%)
  • Carpooled: 2,189 (8.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 36 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 238 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 93 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 192 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 1,177 (4.7%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Georgetown County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 211 people in nursing homes
  • 178 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 136 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 52 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in military barracks, etc.

People in group quarters in Georgetown County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 217 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 173 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 95 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 34 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in college/university student housing
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,330.

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%

2.99% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($17,222 average AGI)
2.91% relocated from other states ($52,133 average AGI)
Georgetown County:

2.91%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

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)
from Williamsburg County, SC  0.20% ($27,091)
from Florence County, SC  0.13% ($52,500)
from Lexington County, SC  0.09% ($58,476)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.09% ($1,566,800)


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.
3.24% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($17,974 average AGI)
2.56% relocated to other states ($14,922 average AGI)
Georgetown County:

2.56%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

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)
to Richland County, SC  0.16% ($33,417)
to Florence County, SC  0.15% ($39,176)
to Lexington County, SC  0.10% ($22,435)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.09% ($26,762)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Georgetown County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Georgetown County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Georgetown County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Georgetown County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Georgetown County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Georgetown County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Georgetown County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Georgetown County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Georgetown County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,833 (10,327 aged, 2,506 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,813 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Georgetown County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (747)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (739)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (560)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (416)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (403)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (317)
  • Unspecified dementia (303)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (165)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (161)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (147)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.35
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,871
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 365
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 71,412

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,220
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,081
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 89

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 51.6. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 68.8. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 62,395
  • In family households: 52,931 (8,593 male householders, 8,533 female householders)
    12,376 spouses, 16,366 children (14,968 natural, 400 adopted, 1,012 stepchildren), 2,677 grandchildren, 915 brothers or sisters, 840 parents, 1,227 other relatives, 1,360 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,856 (3,062 male householders (2,682 living alone)), 4,652 female householders (4,147 living alone)), 1,149 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 591

Size of family households: 9,298 2-persons, 4,170 3-persons, 1,912 4-persons, 1,264 5-persons, 242 6-persons, 306 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,829 1-person, 826 2-persons, 65 3-persons, 9 4-persons.

5,224 married couples with children.
4,394 single-parent households (868 men, 3,526 women).

96.9% of residents of Georgetown speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 1% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 37% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $403,754,000 ($6,753 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $20,657,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $233,392,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $87,335,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,302,000
Federal grants: $68,058,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,373,000 ($2,981,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,294,000 ($638,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,816,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,279,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,356,462,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,052
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,905
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +305
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,854
Here:

+63 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Georgetown County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.43 millions of gallons per day (41% from ground, 59% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.6

Year house built in Georgetown County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Georgetown County population
  • 5272014 or later
  • 7882010 to 2013
  • 7,2012000 to 2009
  • 9,2421990 to 1999
  • 5,3281980 to 1989
  • 5,3021970 to 1979
  • 2,4021960 to 1969
  • 1,7341950 to 1959
  • 7731940 to 1949
  • 1,1401939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Georgetown County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Georgetown County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Georgetown County population
  • 361 room
  • 302 rooms
  • 1703 rooms
  • 1,4714 rooms
  • 4,0455 rooms
  • 4,3016 rooms
  • 3,4247 rooms
  • 2,4898 rooms
  • 3,0729+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Georgetown County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Georgetown County population
  • 1461 room
  • 1632 rooms
  • 3703 rooms
  • 1,6404 rooms
  • 1,6655 rooms
  • 1,0856 rooms
  • 3067 rooms
  • 2268 rooms
  • 2599+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Georgetown County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Georgetown County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Georgetown County population
  • 54no bedroom
  • 661 bedroom
  • 2,4472 bedrooms
  • 11,4503 bedrooms
  • 3,9984 bedrooms
  • 1,0175+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Georgetown County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Georgetown County population
  • 160no bedroom
  • 5681 bedroom
  • 1,9762 bedrooms
  • 2,5643 bedrooms
  • 4474 bedrooms
  • 1385+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Georgetown County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Georgetown County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Georgetown County population
  • 709no vehicle
  • 5,3581 vehicle
  • 8,4172 vehicles
  • 3,1223 vehicles
  • 1,0184 vehicles
  • 3675+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Georgetown County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Georgetown County population
  • 1,000no vehicle
  • 2,8241 vehicle
  • 1,2712 vehicles
  • 6323 vehicles
  • 1264 vehicles
  • 225+ vehicles

88.1% of Georgetown County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in South Carolina.

Georgetown County:

88.1%
State average:

85.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 37,118
  • Other state: 23,335
  • Northeast: 8,458
  • Midwest: 3,556
  • South: 10,399
  • West: 959
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Georgetown County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 90.2%Electricity
  • 6.6%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 89.9%Electricity
  • 5.5%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Solar energy
  • 0.7%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 261
Here:

4.6%
South Carolina:

9.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 141
Here:

4.3%
South Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 387
Here:

17.6%
South Carolina:

19.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Georgetown County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,473,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,903,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,735,000
    General - Other: $4,145,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,860,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,852,000
    Health - Other: $2,760,000
    Financial Administration: $2,520,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,454,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,048,000
    Regular Highways: $1,942,000
    Libraries: $1,097,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,089,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,074,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $174,000
    Water Utilities: $174,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $159,000
    Air Transportation: $124,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $33,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,441,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,756,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,137,000
    Central Staff Services: $781,000
    Local Fire Protection: $642,000
    Parks and Recreation: $202,000
    Water Utilities: $172,000
    Police Protection: $138,000
    General - Other: $53,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $26,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,051,000

Georgetown County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $6,681,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,914,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,768,000
    Regular Highways: $1,592,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $179,000
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,020,000
    Rents: $957,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $614,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $436,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $212,000
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $20,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,224,000
    All Other: $1,117,000
    Highways: $567,000
  • Tax - Property: $23,531,000
    Other Selective Sales: $3,968,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,556,000
    Other License: $1,141,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $921,000

Georgetown County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $89,167,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $80,517,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,869,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,743,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,650,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,126,000

Georgetown County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,319,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,961,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $96,213,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,552
  • Number of aged recipients: 168
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,384
  • Number of recipients under 18: 272
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 905
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 375
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 633
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 588
Georgetown County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
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Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Georgetown County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
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Most common first names in Georgetown County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James36071.0 years
John33572.6 years
William32873.5 years
Mary31077.5 years
Robert21969.9 years
Charles14473.4 years
Joseph13172.8 years
Thomas12772.1 years
George11672.6 years
Annie10879.2 years
Most common last names in Georgetown County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17972.6 years
Johnson15171.3 years
Williams12573.1 years
Brown12071.3 years
Green10968.5 years
Washington9569.1 years
Lambert8567.0 years
Wilson8072.4 years
Davis7673.4 years
Holmes7370.9 years
Businesses in Georgetown County, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets1
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

Georgetown County on our top lists:

  • #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"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"