Introduction to Georgetown, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott county, is 15 miles N of Lexington, Kentucky. The people of the city are in the Lexington metropolitan area. Georgetown has a population of 18,080.

Georgetown History

The city of Georgetown is the county seat of Scott County and is located in the Lexington - Fayette metro area. The community was named after the first President of the United States of America, George Washington. It was in late 1785, Georgetown was established by Rev. Elijah Craig and the Virginia Baptists. The city was incorporated in the year 1790. Some of the first mills of the city were established by Elijah Craig. He also founded a classical school in Georgetown, which later became Georgetown College.

Georgetown and nearby Attractions

  • International Museum of the Horse
  • Equus Run Vineyards
  • Living Arts and Science Center
  • Kentucky State Capitol
  • Waveland State Historic Site
  • Old Fort Harrod State Park

Things To Do In Georgetown

Tourists can visit the Waveland State Historic Site, which tells the history of the city. One can also visit the Equus Run Vineyards. The Living Arts and Science Centre is a store house of various arts and scientific discoveries. Tourists can also be a part of the city’s festivity by participating in the Festival of Horse, which is organized in the city every year in October.

Georgetown Transportation

Air transport is available from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Georgetown Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are available from Kentucky State University, Lexington Community College, Transylvania University, Georgetown College, and Eastern Kentucky University.


Total Population 30,968
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 9%
Employed Population 16+ 15,416
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 51.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.1%
Median Earnings25+ $36,088
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,917
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,630


Median Family Income $67,122
% Above Poverty Level 87.5%
% Below Poverty Level 12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 24.2%
Median Gross Rent $760
Median House Value $150,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.2%
US/American 0%
English 10.9%
Irish 15.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Georgetown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles N of Lexington, Kentucky
County Scott
Metro Area Lexington
Standard Zip Codes 40324
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.209
Longitude -84.558

Georgetown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station DIX DAM
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 34.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Midway 1,733 $68,542
Paris 9,831 $50,156
Sadieville 294 $46,875
Stamping Ground 822 $51,406
Versailles 8,985 $55,539

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Georgetown Public Libraries

Scott County Public Library
Georgetown, Kentucky
(502) 863-3566
Library Web Site

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Georgetown Hospitals

(502) 868-1100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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