Georgetown again seventh fastest-growing city in U.S.

Georgetown was the seventh-fastest-growing city in the U.S. this year and last year, according to the census. It ranked first in 2016 and second in 2015. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown was the seventh-fastest-growing city in the U.S. this year and last year, according to the census. It ranked first in 2016 and second in 2015. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Georgetown was the seventh-fastest-growing city in the U.S. this year and last year, according to the census. It ranked first in 2016 and second in 2015. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates May 21 showing Georgetown is ranked seventh on the list of fastest-growing cities in the country with a population of more than 50,000, a news release said.

Georgetown’s growth rate was 7.2% from July 1, 2018, through July 1, 2019, resulting in a population estimate of 79,604, the release said.


“We are a safe community, with unparalleled parks, an award-winning library, a low tax rate, and the 'most beautiful town square in Texas,'" Mayor Dale Ross said in the release. "With dedicated partners like Southwestern University, Georgetown ISD, Williamson County, St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, the Chamber and Sun City working to maintain Georgetown’s charm and character, people will keep moving here and building upon what we have.”

Georgetown was the seventh fastest-growing city in the U.S. on the list released last year by the census. In 2018, Georgetown ranked sixth, fifth in 2017, first in 2016 and the second in 2015.

Georgetown’s population was 47,400 in the 2010 census. According to today’s estimate, Georgetown added 32,204 residents with a growth rate of 67.94% from 2010 to 2019.
By Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019, and in addition, editor of Leander-Cedar Park in August 2020.


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