Georgetown sees 34% increase in population in 5 years

"Traditions to the Future" by Mila Sketch is a mural located at 215 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community impact Newspaper)
"Traditions to the Future" by Mila Sketch is a mural located at 215 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community impact Newspaper)

"Traditions to the Future" by Mila Sketch is a mural located at 215 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community impact Newspaper)

Georgetown's population has grown 34% over the past five years, compared to Williamson County's 19.8% and the state's 8.3% increases, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Dec. 10. Specific numbers include:

  • Georgetown 2014 population: 53,007

  • Georgetown 2019 population: 71,004

  • Williamson County 2014 population: 457,218

  • Williamson County 2019 population: 547,604


The median household income has also risen since 2014, going from $62,219 to $73,822, data shows. Williamson County had a median household income of $72,118 in 2014 and has not changed as drastically as Georgetown's, sitting at $73,822 in 2019.

Georgetown's median age remains higher at 46.3 compared to neighboring Leander and Cedar Park, both at a median age of 34.4, for example. Both the state's and Williamson County's median age is 34.6. Specific Georgetown ages include:

  • 0-19: 21.7%

  • 20-39: 21.6%

  • 40-59: 21.7%

  • 60-79: 27.4%

  • 80+: 7.8%


Williamson County ages:


  • 0-19: 28.8%

  • 20-39: 28.7%

  • 40-59: 25%

  • 60-79: 14.7%

  • 80+: 2.7%


2019 local demographics


Georgetown:

  • Hispanic: 18%

  • White: 60.7%

  • Black or African American: 12.3%

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.7%

  • Asian: 5.5%

  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.2%

  • Some other race: 0.2%

  • Two or more races: 2.4%


Williamson County:


  • Hispanic: 24.4%

  • White: 59.4%

  • Black or African American: 6.1%

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.2%

  • Asian: 6.8%

  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.1%

  • Some other race: 0.2%

  • Two or more races: 2.8%


Education level

A total of 88% of Georgetown residents have received a high school diploma or higher; Williamson County's total is 94.7%. Data shows 32.1% of Georgetown residents have received a bachelor's degree or higher, while the number is 39.1% for Williamson County.