Georgetown, SC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
63,594
0.956% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
51
1.19% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16%
2.72% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,782
7.29% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$234,600
17.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Georgetown, SC had a population of 63.6k people with a median age of 51 and a median household income of $59,782. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Georgetown, SC grew from 62,992 to 63,594, a 0.956% increase and its median household income grew from $55,719 to $59,782, a 7.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Georgetown, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.4%), Other (Hispanic) (1.79%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.27%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.841%).

None of the households in Georgetown, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Georgetown, SC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Georgetown, SC was $234,600, and the homeownership rate was 81.8%.

Most people in Georgetown, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Georgetown, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Georgetown, SC is home to a population of 63.6k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.07% of Georgetown, SC residents were born outside of the country (1.95k people).

In 2022, there were 2.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.7k people) in Georgetown, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.14k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Georgetown, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Georgetown, SC was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Georgetown, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    41.7k ± 56
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    18.7k ± 258
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.14k ± 222
3.24%
Hispanic Population
2.06k people

In 2022, there were 2.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.7k people) in Georgetown, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.14k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.24% of the people in Georgetown, SC are hispanic (2.06k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Georgetown, SC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.07%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.95k people
3.51%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.21k people

As of 2022, 3.07% of Georgetown, SC residents (1.95k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Georgetown, SC was 3.51%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,432 ± 321
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    801 ± 220
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    632 ± 228

Georgetown, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Georgetown, SC employs 26.1k people. The largest industries in Georgetown, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,397 people), Retail Trade (3,188 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,832 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,750), Utilities ($79,688), and Wholesale Trade ($68,603).

Occupations

26.1k
2022 Value
± 1,384
0.699%
1 Year growth
± 7.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Georgetown, SC grew at a rate of 0.699%, from 25.9k employees to 26.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Georgetown, SC, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,720 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,547 people), and Management Occupations (2,267 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Georgetown, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in South Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

26.1k
2022 Value
± 1,384
0.699%
1 Year growth
± 7.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Georgetown, SC grew at a rate of 0.699%, from 25.9k employees to 26.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Georgetown, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,397 people), Retail Trade (3,188 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,832 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Georgetown, SC, though some of these residents may live in Georgetown, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,501
Median earning men ± $4,584
$27,798
Median earning women ± $2,625

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($118,093), Information ($61,622), and Wholesale Trade ($61,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($83,199), Public Administration ($65,333), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,349).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 925
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 429
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 397
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 55.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 2, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in South Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (892k), and Bachelors Degree (705k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Georgetown, SC was $234,600 in 2022, which is 0.832 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $199,500 to $234,600, a 17.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Georgetown, SC is 81.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Georgetown, SC have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Georgetown, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Georgetown, SC is $59,782. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Georgetown, SC was Beaufort County, SC with a value of $81,260, followed by York County, SC and Charleston County, SC, with respective values of $80,158 and $78,795.

Property

$234,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,586
$21,281
Median Property Taxes
±$1,099

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Georgetown, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Georgetown, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

81.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.8% of the housing units in Georgetown, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.3%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Georgetown, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Georgetown, SC was Beaufort County, SC with a value of $81,260, followed by York County, SC and Charleston County, SC, with respective values of $80,158 and $78,795.

The following map shows all of the counties in Georgetown, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,782
Median Household Income
± $4,565
26k
Number of Households
± 1,327

In 2022, the median household income of the 26k households in Georgetown, SC grew to $59,782 from the previous year's value of $55,719.

The following chart displays the households in Georgetown, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Georgetown, SC is from South Carolina.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.07%)

In 2022, 76.4% of workers in Georgetown, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (9.07%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Georgetown, SC have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.17% of the workforce in Georgetown, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Georgetown, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Georgetown, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Georgetown, SC (10.1k out of 63k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Georgetown, SC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90% of the population of Georgetown, SC has health coverage, with 32.4% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 21.9% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see 1485 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1768 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 524 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,485 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Carolina

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,485 patients per year. This represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1,494 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.6% under 18 years, 15.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 29% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.99%
Uninsured
32.4%
Employer Coverage
17.6%
Medicaid
21.9%
Medicare
16.9%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Georgetown, SC declined by 7.39% from 10.8% to 9.99%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Georgetown, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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