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Population and Demographics

Current and Past Population Estimates

Between official U.S. Census population counts, the Planning Department estimates the population within the city limits using a formula based on new residential building permits and household size. It is simply an estimate and there are many variables involved in achieving an accurate estimation of people living in a given area at a given time. While Georgetown as a geographic area is growing considerably, not all of that growth is inside of the city limits.

In the official Census population count as of April 1, 2010, Georgetown had 47,400 residents. This represents a 67% increase in population since the 2000 Census, when the official population count was 28,339.

The table below includes recent new single- and two-family building permits and the estimated population in the Georgetown city limits.  In this table, the number of permits corresponds with the month in which they were issued. The population figure is the estimated population on the first day of the month. The current estimate is in Bold.

 

2017
   Month Permits Population
January 26 59,541
February 68 59,646
March 57 59,770
April 60 59,910
May 102 59,971
June 92 60,130
July 56 60,263
August  56 60,404
September  76 60,857
October 85 60,857
November 78 60,988
December 85 61,119
2018
   Month Permits Population
January 57 61,296
February 132 61,495
March 132  61,677
April 137  61,876
May 120 62,009
June 110 62,318
July 119 62,626
August 64 62,946
September 75 63,227
October 118 63,484
November 81 63,762
December  

Future Population Projections

The numbers listed below are staff projections used by the Planning Department, representing April of the listed year. They are subject to change based on trends and information received from other sources.

Year City Limits

ETJ

(incl. City)

2000 28,339 36,231
2010 47,400 68,821
2015 54,689 81,376
2016 58,085 82,673
2017 60,282 84,902
2018 62,573 88,861
2019 64,950 91,264
2020 67,418 98,689
2025 81,239 112,270
2030 96,567 128,465

Other Demographics and Statistics

The City’s Future Land Use Plan, a component of the 2030 Plan, contains basic demographics, such as age distribution, median household income and distribution of existing land uses are used to plan for future land use needs.  Click here for the section of the Land Use Element that contains the demographics.

The 2030 Plan’s Housing Element contains many statistics related to population and household demographics in Georgetown including household income, distribution of existing housing stock, and household size trends.  Click here to be directed to the Housing page.

To explore other demographics and statistics relevant to Georgetown, click here.

U.S. Census

The United Census Bureau is another source for great statistics about Georgetown. The key element of the Census count is determine how many people are living in a given location every ten years.  To learn more about the 2010 Census, visit census.gov/2010census.

There are many places to find good data about the Census release and the corresponding effects of the changes. The Census.gov website and Texas State Data Center website are the best places to find broad information. American Fact Finder is the search engine for communities across the state of Texas and other states where data has been released.The American Community Survey (ACS) has a multitude of demographic and social statistics that you may find interesting. Learn more about the ACS on this site by clicking here.

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year about the social and economic needs of American communities. The ACS shows how people live–our education, housing, jobs and more. The ACS provides communities with information they need to plan investments and services such as new schools, hospitals, and emergency services. Below you will find ACS information regarding population, housing, economics and other valuable demographic information about Georgetown.  Figures found in the tables below do not reflect the official data as the ACS is intended to provide estimates based on random sampling and responses.

2008-2010 ACS Population and Housing Narrative

2008-2010 ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates

2008-2010 ACS Economic Characteristics

2008-2010 ACS Housing Characteristics

2008-2010 ACS Social Characteristics

1990-2010 Decennial Census Stats for Georgetown

New York Times Interactive Census Map

American Factfinder page for Georgetown