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Georgetown is a town in Madison County, in the Syracuse metro area.
One tradition says the town was named for George Ellicott, founder. Another says it was named for George Washington.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Georgetown. For links to other places called Georgetown, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Georgetown is 42.768N. The longitude is -75.736W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,453 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 946.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Georgetown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Syracuse area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13072 ZIP code.
23% of Georgetown residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Georgetown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Georgetown was $11,825, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Georgetown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Georgetown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.
Madison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Georgetown political report.
The average commute time for Georgetown workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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