Georgetown, Texas

Georgetown: The most populous city in Williamson County, Texas. It is located in the Austin metropolitan area. Georgetown is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Georgetown Square and the Georgetown Art Center.

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Georgetown is a city located in the county of Williamson in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 47,400 and a population density of 337 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 85,538 inhabitants.

The city was created 176 years ago in 1847.

Georgetown is a city in central Texas, United States. It is the county seat of Williamson County, and it is located just north of Austin. The city has a population of 75,470 (2020), and it is the sixth-largest city in the state. 

Georgetown was founded in 1847 by settlers from Kentucky and Tennessee. The city was named for George Washington's Georgetown estate. It was incorporated as a town on March 4, 1851, and as a city on February 7, 1873.

The city has several historic homes, including the Victorian-era Old Williamson County Jail and the 1911 Courthouse. The Williamson Museum explores local history and culture at its location in the former Masonic Lodge Hall at 105 E. 6th Street. East, Southwestern University is known for its Fountainwood Observatory; it also has an observatory at Fort Hood near Killeen in Bell County. Blue Hole Park features a lagoon along the San Gabriel River; it is located at 2300 W Blue Hole Rd., Georgetown TX 78628 (512) 930-8279). To the south, Inner Space Cavern is a vast cave with hundreds of stalactites; it can be found at 1202 S FM 2821 Rd., Round Rock TX 786

Georgetown is also home to East, Southwestern University, which is known for its Fountainwood Observatory. Blue Hole Park features a lagoon along the San Gabriel River. Inner Space Cavern is a vast cave with hundreds of stalactites.

The Williamson Museum explores local history at its Downtown Historic District, which includes the Victorian-era Old Williamson County Jail and the 1911 Courthouse. East of Georgetown, Southwestern University is known for its Fountainwood Observatory. To the south, Inner Space Cavern is a vast cave with hundreds of stalactites. 

The city has an elevation of 230 meters above sea level and covers 154 square kilometers. The population is 75,470 people (as of 2020).

Georgetown locator map
Location of Georgetown on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Georgetown

Population : 85,538 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Williamson County
Twitter username : georgetowntx
Postal code : 78626–78628
Area : 140.73 km2
Named for : George Washington Glasscock
Altitude : 755 feet / 230 meters
Capital city : Georgetown is capital of Williamson County
Establishment : January 01, 1848 (176 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 21:15:49 (24th May 2024)
Density : 608 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 44.59% (2010-2020)
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Georgetown Downtown 4
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Geography

Georgetown is located at 30°37'58"N 97°40'38"W (30.6326900, -97.6772300).

Georgetown map

Demographics

The population of Georgetown increased by 44.59% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1870 479 -
2010 47,400 98.99% census
2011 50,310 5.78% estimation process
2012 52,483 4.14% estimation process
2013 54,831 4.28% estimation process
2014 58,974 7.03% estimation process
2015 63,533 7.18% estimation process
2016 67,028 5.21% estimation process
2017 70,640 5.11% estimation process
2018 74,275 4.89% estimation process
2019 79,604 6.69% estimation process
2020 85,538 6.94% estimation process

Georgetown zip code is 78626. County name: Williamson, County fips: 48491

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People born in Georgetown (9)

People born in Georgetown, including athletics competitor Foy Draper, Major League Baseball pitcher Dixie Leverett, United States Army Medal of Honor recipient Eli L. Whiteley, .

List

  • Euel Box (American composer) he was born in 31/12/1928
  • Gabe Jones (soccer player) he was born in 21/01/1973
  • Matt Dominguez (American football player) he was born in 27/06/1978
  • Andrew McKirahan (American baseball player) he was born in 08/02/1990
  • Meredith McClain she was born in 01/01/1941
  • Spoony Palm (American baseball player) he was born in 27/10/1907

Schools in Georgetown

College & universities near Georgetown, TX

Code Name City ZIP
491996 The Salon Professional Academy-Georgetown Georgetown (TX) 78626-5470
228343 Southwestern University Georgetown (TX) 78626
482325 National American University-Georgetown Georgetown (TX) 78628-5355
246460 Central Texas Beauty College-Round Rock Round Rock (TX) 78664-4604
451820 The Art Institute of Austin Austin (TX) 78728

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Georgetown, TX

Code Name Address Type
TAY Taylor 118 East First St. RAIL
AUS Austin 250 North Lamar Blvd. RAIL
KIL Killeen, Texas 200 East Avenue C BUS
FHD Fort Hood, Texas Hood Road & Old Ironsides Ave. BUS
TPL Temple 315 West Ave B RAIL

Post offices near Georgetown

Post Office Name City ZIP
Georgetown Post Office Georgetown (TX) 78626
Weir Post Office Weir (TX) 78674
Round Rock W Post Office Round Rock (TX) 78681
Walburg Post Office Walburg (TX) 78673
Hu Post Office Hutto (TX) 78634

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Other cities in Williamson County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Williamson County , TX. (more)

City Name Population Title
Round Rock 137,575 The fourth most populous city in Williamson County, Texas.
Cedar Park 81,040 The second most populous city in Williamson County, Texas.
Leander 70,519 The fifth most populous city in Williamson County, Texas.
Hutto 29,987 City in Williamson County, Texas, United States
Brushy Creek 21,764 Census designated place
Taylor 17,921 City in Texas, United States
Jollyville 16,151 Census designated place
Anderson Mill 8,744 Census designated place
Jarrell 2,077 City in Williamson County, Texas, United States
Bartlett 1,766 City in Texas
Serenada 1,641 Census designated place
Granger 1,514 City in Williamson County, Texas, United States
Liberty Hill 1,389 City in Williamson County, Texas, United States
Florence 1,304 City in Texas, United States
Thrall 1,014 City in Texas
Coupland 318 Location in Texas, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Georgetown distances to largest Texas cities