Georgetown is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,768 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Georgetown is the 197th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Georgetown are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Georgetown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Georgetown is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Georgetown who work in management occupations (13.49%), office and administrative support (11.49%), and business and financial occupations (10.21%).
Also of interest is that Georgetown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Georgetown is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Georgetown really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Georgetown perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Georgetown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Georgetown, the average commute to work is 34.85 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Georgetown, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Georgetown is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.42% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Georgetown in 2018 was $53,243, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $212,972 for a family of four.
The people who call Georgetown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Georgetown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Georgetown include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Georgetown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.