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Overview

Introduction to Georgetown, Massachusetts

Georgetown, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 5 miles SE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center) and 25 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Georgetown History

Georgetown, originally a part of Rowley, was settled around 1638, and incorporated in 1838. Before the white settlers arrived, the area served as the camping ground of the Native Americans. John Spofford, the first permanent settler, built a log hut in 1669, and the Boston and Maine Railroad entered the area in 1860. Georgetown is located in Essex County, which was formed on May 10, 1643.

Georgetown and Nearby Attractions

  • Georgetown Historical Society Museum
  • Brocklebank Museum
  • Georgetown Rowley State Forest
  • Stage Fort Park and Beach
  • Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bradford Ski Area

Things To Do In Georgetown

Georgetown offers numerous attractions which include the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, the Georgetown Rowley State Forest, the Stage Fort Park and Beach, and the Harold Parker State Forest. The Georgetown Historical Society Museum, Georgetown Peabody Library, and Brocklebank Museum are cultural attractions in area. The town also has several churches including the First Congregational Church, the Byfield Parish Church, and Saint Marys Church.

Georgetown Transportation

General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Georgetown Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Northern Essex Community College, North Shore Community College, and Merrimack College.

People

Total Population 8,441
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 4,561
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 64.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48.2%
Median Earnings25+ $60,504
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $47,656
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,500

Wealth

Median Family Income $123,199
% Above Poverty Level 97.3%
% Below Poverty Level 2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,290
Median House Value $407,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.5%
US/American 0.2%
English 18%
Irish 28.7%

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

Georgetown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01833
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.725
Longitude -70.991

Georgetown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station HAVERHILL
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station MIDDLETON
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station READING
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boxford 2,366 $117,583
Groveland 6,646 $102,333
Haverhill 62,079 $73,343
Rowley 1,511 $85,756
Topsfield 3,029 $160,347
West Newbury 4,427 $139,321

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

Georgetown Public Libraries

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Peabody Library
LINCOLN PARK
Georgetown, Massachusetts
(978) 352-5728

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Georgetown High Schools

GEORGETOWN MIDDLE/HIGH
11 WINTER STREET
978-352-5790
Serves 729 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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