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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population59,436
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens29.1%
Employed Population 16+22,549
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married59.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.4%
Median Earnings25+$40,723
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,068
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,933

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,107
% Above Poverty Level92.9%
% Below Poverty Level7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home7.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,018
Median House Value$222,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.7%
German18.6%
English14.2%
Irish11.2%
French Except Basque3.7%
Scottish3.2%
Italian3.1%
Czech2.3%
Swedish2%
Norwegian1.7%
Polish1.5%
Welsh1.1%
Russian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Arab0.6%
African0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Greek0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Australian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Austrian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Georgetown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Williamson County
Standard Zip Codes78626, 78633, 78628
P.O. Box Zip Codes78627
Phone Area Codes512,737
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.64
Approximate Longitude-97.68

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)

StationGEORGETOWN LAKE
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp35 to 59 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 81 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches
StationTAYLOR
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 59 F
Apr Temp54 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 81 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches
StationKILLEEN 3 S
Distance30.2 miles
Jan Temp34 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cedar Park63,551$101,842
Hutto21,241$73,961
Leander36,204$89,467
Pflugerville55,712$87,181
Round Rock112,767$85,603

Georgetown Public Libraries

Georgetown Public Library
402 W 8TH ST
Georgetown, Texas
(512) 930-3551

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Georgetown Hospitals

St David's Georgetown Hospital
2000 Scenic Dr
(512) 943-3000

Georgetown Public Schools

Annie Purl El
1700 Laurel St
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-5080
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Carver El
1200 W 17th St
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-5070
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Charles A Forbes Middle
1911 Ne Inner Loop
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-5150
Middle
Total Enrollment 735
East View H S
4490 E University Ave
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-1800
High
Total Enrollment 1418
Gateway College Preparatory School
3360 Westinghouse Rd
ZIP: 78626
(512) 868-4947
Other
Total Enrollment 1121
Georgetown Alter Prog
502 Patriot Way
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-5196
Other
Total Enrollment 14
Georgetown H S
2211 N Austin Ave
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-5100
High
Total Enrollment 1822
James E Mitchell El
1601 Rockride Ln
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-1820
Primary
Total Enrollment 739
Lott Detention Center
701 N College St
ZIP: 78626
(512) 948-4005
Other
Total Enrollment 2
Lott Detention Center
200 Wilco Way
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-3232
Lott Juvenile Detention Center
1821 Se Inner Loop
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-3260
Other
Total Enrollment 3
Pat Cooper El
1921 Ne Inner Loop
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-5060
Primary
Total Enrollment 586
Priority Charter Schools-heritage Charter Academy
1601 Fm 971
ZIP: 78626
(254) 778-8682
Other
Total Enrollment 120
Rock Springs
700 Southeast Inner Loop
ZIP: 78626
(512) 819-9400
Williams El
507 E University Ave
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-5160
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Williamson Co Academy
1821 Se Inner Loop
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-3255
Other
Total Enrollment 3
Williamson Co Academy
200 Wilco Way
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-3260
Williamson Co J J A E P
1821 Se Inner Loop
ZIP: 78626
(512) 746-2124
Other
Total Enrollment 2
Williamson Co J J A E P
200 Wilco Way
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-3255
Other
Total Enrollment 8
Williamson Co J J A E P
1821 Se Inner Loop
ZIP: 78626
(512) 859-2613
Williamson Co J J A E P
200 Wilco Way
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-3255
Williamson Co Juvenile Detention Center
200 Wilco Way
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-3232
Other
Total Enrollment 4
Williamson Co Juvenile Detention Center
701 N College St
ZIP: 78626
(254) 793-2850
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Williamson County Academy
1102 S Austin Ave
ZIP: 78626
(512) 948-4005
Middle
Total Enrollment 1
Williamson County Detention Center
1821 Se Inner Loop
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-3232
Other
Total Enrollment 2
Williamson County Jjaep
1821 Se Inner Loop
ZIP: 78626
(254) 793-2850
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center
1821 Se Inner Loop
ZIP: 78626
(512) 943-3260
Other
Total Enrollment 3
Wm S Lott Juvenile Ctr
701 N College St
ZIP: 78626
(512) 930-4449
Other
Total Enrollment 12
Annunciation Maternity Home
3610 Shell Rd
ZIP: 78628
(512) 751-4534
High
Total Enrollment 11
Chip Richarte H S
2201 Old Airport Rd
ZIP: 78628
(512) 943-5120
High
Total Enrollment 83
Dell Pickett El
1100 Thousand Oaks Blvd
ZIP: 78628
(512) 943-5050
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
Douglas Benold Middle
3407 Nw Blvd
ZIP: 78628
(512) 943-5090
Middle
Total Enrollment 825
Frost El
711 Lakeway Dr
ZIP: 78628
(512) 943-5020
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Gateway H S
2951 Williams Dr
ZIP: 78628
(512) 868-4947
High
Total Enrollment 72
James Tippit Middle
1601 Leander Rd
ZIP: 78628
(512) 943-5040
Middle
Total Enrollment 840
Parkside El
301 Garner Park Dr
ZIP: 78628
(512) 570-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 839
Raye Mccoy El
401 Bellaire Dr
ZIP: 78628
(512) 943-5030
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
Jo Ann Ford El
210 Woodlake Dr
ZIP: 78633
(512) 943-5180
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
Village El
400 Village Commons
ZIP: 78633
(512) 943-5140
Primary
Total Enrollment 370

Georgetown Private Schools

Community Montessori School
500 Pleasant Valley Dr
ZIP: 78626
Elementary
Total Enrollment 76
St Helen Catholic School
2700 E University Ave
ZIP: 78626
Elementary
Total Enrollment 173
Grace Academy
225 Grace Blvd
ZIP: 78633
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 169
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