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.
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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