Located on the northern edge of the metro area, Georgetown offers quick and convenient access to the four major Texas cities. In addition to our proximity to highways and rail carriers, Georgetown boasts a general aviation public airport that can handle most business air traffic includingG-4 and Global Express.
Georgetown has a solid infrastructure for industry and commerce. The city promotes its industrial district, available improved building sites, one-million strong work force within a 30-mile radius, dual-rail service, location on I-35 and State Highways 130 and 29, low cost city-owned utility service, low taxes, and municipal airport. Georgetown businesses and citizens enjoy excellent schools, low crime, Main Street designation, award-winning parks with a trail system along the cool, clear waters of the San Gabriel River, connecting Lake Georgetown to the Historic Downtown Square, high quality of life, and a friendly community dedicated to preserving its heritage while providing an environment where businesses will prosper.
Georgetown is a beautiful city rich with history, attracting both visitors and new residents. Citizens enjoy historic downtown Courthouse Square shopping surrounded by Victorian-era storefronts, an award-winning parks system, a low-crime rate, a wide variety of housing options, and a friendly community squarely rooted in culture, education and a high quality of life.
The community is home to a popular Sun City retirement community and is a vibrant college town as well, thanks to Southwestern University and other area colleges.
|Georgetown||Williamson County||Austin MSA|
|Population growth 2002-2012||57.5%||57.3%||36.1%|
|Land area (sq. mi.) 2010||47.9||1,118.3||4,219.9|
|Median age 2013||43.8||33.8||32.3|
|Homeownership rate 2013||72.4%||67.8%||56.7%|
|Median household income 2013||$66,099||$71,012||$60,085|
|Per capita income 2013||$31,376||$29,583||$29,801|
|High school grads 2013||90.1%||91.5%||87.2%|
|College grads 2013||34.9%||37.0%||39.2%|
|Labor force 2012||22,770||234,473||963,881|
|Unemployment rate 2012||5.9%||5.9%||5.8%|
|Public school enrollment 2012||—||103,676||307,884|
|High school graduates 2011||—||5,944||16,836|
|Retail sales 2012||$1,321,422,996||$7,572,887,197||$27,678,920,051|
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Sources: Texas Comptroller for retail sales; Texas Workforce Commission for labor force, unemployment, businesses, employees, and salaries; Texas Education Agency for public school enrollment and graduates; Applied Geographic Solutions for 2013 demographic estimates; and U.S. Census Bureau for all other data.
City of Georgetown Economic Development Department
618 S Main St.
Georgetown, TX 78626
Georgetown Chamber of Commerce
1 Chamber Way
Georgetown, TX 78626
Over the past 15 years, small businesses have accounted for the majority of private-sector net job creation, says U.S. SBA.