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Profile for Georgetown, South Carolina, SC

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Georgetown is a city in Georgetown County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the prince of Wales, later King George II.

The latitude of Georgetown is 33.376N. The longitude is -79.294W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,951.


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Median household income
Local
$29,424
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Georgetown demographic reports
Georgetown is on Winyah Bay.
Important port during the Revolution, receiving supplies from Philadelphia; British troops destroyed much of the city in 1781
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 180. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 19.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2000 movie, "The Patriot"
Local festivals include:
  • Harborwalk Festival - June 30, 2007
  • Winyah Bay Heritage Festival - Jan. 11-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Georgetown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Kaminski House, Rice Museum, Hobcaw Barony Visitor Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Georgetown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Georgetown County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29440 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Georgetown residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Georgetown ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Georgetown was $14,568, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Georgetown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Georgetown festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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History

Historic districts in Georgetown include Georgetown Historic District, Pee Dee River Rice Planters Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Georgetown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $315.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $825.


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Libraries

Libraries in Georgetown include Georgetown County Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Georgetown include Georgetown Times

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Politics

Georgetown County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Georgetown political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Georgetown workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Georgetown include Americas Best Value Inn Georgetown, Days Inn, Jameson Inn Georgetown.

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