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Georgetown is a city in Scott County, in the Lexington-Fayette metro area.

Georgetown is in the Bluegrass region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after George Washington

The latitude of Georgetown is 38.209N. The longitude is -84.558W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 846 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,438.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$42,186
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Georgetown demographic reports
Georgetown is on Elkhorn Creek.
Former and merged names include:
· George Town
· Lebanon
Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan and his men visited the city twice during the Civil War. In 1862, they camped on the courthouse lawn. Two years later, they looted Georgetown after raiding nearby Lexington
Local festivals include:
  • Scott County Fair - June 19-23, 2007
  • Kite & Culture Festival - April 21-22, 2007
  • Festival of the Horse - Oct. 5-7, 2007
  • Old Fashioned Bluegrass Day - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Whispering Woods Wild West Weekend - May 26-28, 2007
  • Arts in the Park - July 1-Aug. 26, 2007
  • Harvest Celebration - Oct. 6-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Georgetown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Georgetown & Scott County Museum, Ward Hall
Colleges and universities: Georgetown College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above 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 Scott County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lexington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 40324 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Georgetown residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $18,859, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% 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 Main Street Commercial District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Georgetown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $445.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $851.


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Libraries

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

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Georgetown include Georgetown News-Graphic

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Politics

Scott 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 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Georgetown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Georgetown include Best Western Georgetown Corporate Center, Comfort Suites Georgetown, Country Inn & Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge of Georgetown, Georgetown Days Inn North of Lexington, Hampton Inn, Hotel Ivy Greater Lexington, Microtel Inn, Motel 6 Georgetown.

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