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home | Locations | FACTS & FIGURES FOR GEORGETOWN, TEXA . . .

Ivan Gillis
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Georgetown, Texas


Georgetown is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States.  It is the county seat of Williamson County.   Southwestern University is located in Georgetown. Inner Space Cavern is a cave that is located there.


Georgetown, the county seat of Williamson County, was founded in 1848 at the fork of the San Gabriel River. The town was named for George Washington Glasscock who donated the land for the new town. Early pioneers were attracted to the area's abundance of timber and good, clear water, just as the Tonkawa Indians, who thrived in the area for many years. In addition, the land was inexpensive and extremely fertile.


Georgetown remained an agrarian community for most of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The establishment of Southwestern University in 1873 and construction of a railroad in 1878 contributed to the town's growth and importance. A stable economy was based largely on agriculture, mainly cotton. The Chisholm Trail, a cattle trail that led from Texas to the railcenters in Kansas and Missouri crossed through the heart of Georgetown.


Population growth and industrial expansion continued modestly in the twentieth century until about 1960, when residential, commercial, and industrial development greatly accelerated. Since then adaptive restoration has been widely practiced, with special emphasis on a Main Street program and private restoration of older homes. Today, Georgetown is home to one of the best preserved Victorian and Pre-WW1 downtown historic districts, with The Beaux-Arts Williamson County Courthouse (1911) as its centerpiece. Due to its successful preservation efforts, Georgetown was named a national Main Street City in 1997, the first Texas city so designated. In 1998, the city celebrated its 150th birthday with numerous community activities and parties. By 2000, Georgetown and Williamson County experienced tremendous growth, doubling the population.


The early Georgetown was a population of immigrants with Swedish, German, Austrian, Swiss, Moravian and Czech settlers joining transplanted Americans from Tennessee, South Carolina and other Southern states.




Population (year 2000): 28,339. Estimated population in July 2006: 42,467 (+49.9% change)


Males: 13,807 


Females: 14,532 



Median Age--36.9

Ancestries: German (18.6%), English (15.5%), Irish (11.1%), United States (6.8%), French (3.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%).

Races in Georgetown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.8%)
  • Hispanic (18.1%)
  • Other race (8.3%)
  • Black (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)


Income & Housing Costs Numbers:


Estimated median household income in 2005: $55,700 (it was $54,098 in 2000)






Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $175,800 (it was $140,600 in 2000)







Land area: 22.8 square miles.

Population density--1722 per square mile--low.

Georgetown-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1997, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Georgetown city center killed 27 people and injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 5/27/1997, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused $15 million in damages.

In-Depth Facts and Figures as listed below, plus other information:

·        Climate Charts

1.      Average Temperature

2.      Precipitation (Rain)

3.      Humidity

4.      Wind Speed (MPH)

5.      Snowfall

6.      Sunshine

7.      Cloudy Days

·        Tornado Activity History

·        Hospitals & Medical

·        Airports

·        Colleges/Universities

·        High Schools

·        Locations of Interest

·        Shopping Centers

·        Churches

·        Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Creeks/Parks

·        Tourist Attractions

·        Banks

·        Housing Costs Information

·        Crime Statistics

·        Radio Stations AM/FM

·        TV Broadcast Stations

·        Discussion Forums


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Total Tax Burden--Data for Calculation


See article on Fredericksburg, Texas

Cost of Living Calculators Links:

Wikipedia Information Link:,_Texas






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