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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population31,708
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens9.3%
Employed Population 16+16,255
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married52.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.2%
Median Earnings25+$36,882
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,934
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,378

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,688
% Above Poverty Level87.8%
% Below Poverty Level12.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone23.2%
Median Gross Rent$786
Median House Value$151,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.4%
German16.1%
Irish14.4%
English10.8%
Italian3%
Scottish2.8%
French Except Basque1.8%
Polish1.3%
Welsh0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Russian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
African0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Czech0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Israeli0.1%
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Georgetown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Scott County
Standard Zip Codes40324
Phone Area Codes502
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude38.2
Approximate Longitude-84.55

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)

StationLEXINGTON BLUE GRASS AP
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationDIX DAM
Distance29.6 miles
Jan Temp26 to 43 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationSHELBYVILLE 1 E
Distance34.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 40 F
Apr Temp38 to 67 F
Jul Temp62 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Midway1,681$69,375
Paris9,836$44,713
Sadieville273$53,125
Stamping Ground825$44,583
Versailles9,091$49,040

Georgetown Public Libraries

Scott County Public Library
104 SOUTH BRADFORD LANE
Georgetown, Kentucky
(502) 863-3566

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Georgetown Hospitals

Georgetown Community Hospital
(Proprietary)
1140 Lexington Road
(502) 868-1100

Georgetown Public Schools

Anne Mason Elementary School
350 Champion Way
ZIP: 40324
(502) 570-3050
Primary
Total Enrollment 716
Cuba Elementary School
501 S Hamilton St
ZIP: 40324
(502) 863-1170
Eastern Elementary School
3407 Newtown Rd
ZIP: 40324
(502) 863-0275
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Elkhorn Crossing School
2001 Frankfort Road
ZIP: 40324
(502) 863-3663
Garth Elementary School
501 S Hamilton St
ZIP: 40324
(502) 863-1170
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Georgetown Middle School
730 S Hamilton St
ZIP: 40324
(502) 863-3805
Middle
Total Enrollment 462
Lemons Mill Elementary School
300 School House Rd
ZIP: 40324
(502) 867-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Northern Elementary School
3600 Cincinnati Rd
ZIP: 40324
(502) 868-5007
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Royal Spring Middle School
332 Champion Way
ZIP: 40324
(502) 570-2390
Middle
Total Enrollment 804
Scott County High School
1080 Cardinal Dr
ZIP: 40324
(502) 863-4131
High
Total Enrollment 1769
Scott County Middle School
1036 Cardinal Drive
ZIP: 40324
(502) 863-7202
Middle
Total Enrollment 770
Scott County Ninth Grade School
1072 Cardinal Dr
ZIP: 40324
(502) 863-4635
Other
Total Enrollment 685
Scott County Preschool
1300 Long Lick Rd
ZIP: 40324
(502) 570-3061
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
Southern Elementary School
1200 Fairfax Way
ZIP: 40324
(502) 863-0772
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Western Elementary School
1901 Frankfort Rd
ZIP: 40324
(502) 863-1393
Primary
Total Enrollment 675

Georgetown Private Schools

Children's Montessori School Of Georgetown
800 Cincinnati Rd Ste 8
ZIP: 40324
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
First United Methodist Church Preschool Ministries
1280 Lexington Rd
ZIP: 40324
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Providence Christian Academy
172 Southgate Dr
ZIP: 40324
Elementary
Total Enrollment 169
St John School
106 Military St
ZIP: 40324
Elementary
Total Enrollment 152
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