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Overview

Introduction to Georgetown, Texas

Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson county, is 8 miles N of Round Rock, Texas (center to center) and 25 miles N of Austin, Texas. The people of the city are in the Austin - San Marcos metropolitan area.

Georgetown History

Georgetown was founded in 1848 and named after George Washington Glasscock who donated land for the town. Early settlers were attracted to the area because of the abundance of goods, clear water, and timber; similar to the Tonkawa Indians who had flourished in the area for many years. Georgetown continued to be an agriculture based community for a major part of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century. In 1873, Southwestern University was established and in 1878, the town had a railroad. These led to improved development and importance of the town.

Georgetown and nearby Attractions

  • Williamson County Courthouse
  • Palace Theater
  • Winberg Art Gallery
  • The Williamson Museum
  • San Gabriel Park
  • Founder's Park

Things To Do In Georgetown

Georgetown has one of the most active and well preserved historic downtowns in Texas. A walking tour of the area provides interesting glimpses of local history. The area's parks offer a variety of recreational activities including public pools, sports fields and courts, playground equipments, and picnic pavilions. Sports tournaments and other activities, like adventure programs, are frequently organized.

Georgetown Transportation

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport provides air transportation.

Georgetown Higher Education

Southwestern University is the local higher education institution. Other similar institutions in the neighborhood include Austin Community College and University of Texas.

People

Total Population 56,102
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 29.2%
Employed Population 16+ 21,127
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 60.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44%
Median Earnings25+ $40,076
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,589
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,288

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,145
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.4%
Median Gross Rent $990
Median House Value $210,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.9%
US/American 0%
English 14.5%
Irish 11%

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

Georgetown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of Round Rock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles N of Austin, Texas
County Williamson
Metro Area Austin - San Marcos
Standard Zip Codes 78626, 78628
P.O. Box Zip Codes 78627
Phone Area Codes 512
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.632
Longitude -97.676

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 GEORGETOWN LAKE
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 59 F
Apr Temp 55 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 81 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station TAYLOR
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 81 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches
Station KILLEEN 3 S
Distance 30.2 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Georgetown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Andice (78628)

Jonah (78626)

Sun City (78628)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cedar Park 60,841 $97,522
Hutto 20,052 $73,803

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

Georgetown Public Libraries

Library
Georgetown Public Library
808 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR ST
Georgetown, Texas
(512) 930-3551
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Georgetown Hospitals

ST DAVIDS GEORGETOWN HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
2000 SCENIC DR
(512) 943-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Georgetown High Schools

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GEORGETOWN H S
1701 N AUSTIN AVE
512-943-5100
Serves 1,831 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

CHIP RICHARTE H S
2201 OLD AIRPORT RD
512-943-5120
A Non-traditional School
Serves 61 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.6

WILLIAMSON CO J J A E P
603 LAKEWAY DR
512-948-4005
A Non-traditional School
Serves 23 students.

WILLIAMSON CO J J A E P
603 LAKEWAY DR
512-948-4005
A Non-traditional School
Serves 6 students.

WM S LOTT JUVENILE CTR
701 N COLLEGE ST
512-930-4449
A Non-traditional School
Serves 6 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

WILLIAMSON CO J J A E P
COUNTY COURTHOUSE
512-260-5580
A Non-traditional School
Serves 3 students.

LOTT DETENTION CENTER
701 N COLLEGE
512-898-5193
A Non-traditional School

GEORGETOWN ALTER PROG
507 E UNIVERSITY AVE
512-819-0360
A Non-traditional School

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