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Georgetown, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Georgetown had a population of 7,127 as of July 1, 2017. Georgetown ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Georgetown is located at latitude 38.69 and longitude -75.3873 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Georgetown (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 52 feet.

The Town of Georgetown (GNIS ID: 2390203) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Georgetown is located within Georgetown Division of Sussex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Georgetown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Georgetown: George Town.

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Georgetown, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,127
Daytime Population: Workers 6,755
Daytime Population: Residents 4,050
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,805
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 6,479
Population in Familes 4,828
Population in Group Qrtrs 648
Population Density2 1,387
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $43,792
Average Household Income $57,720
Per Capita Income $16,254


Total Housing Units 2,214 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,113 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 926 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $200,833
Average Home Value $225,247


Total Households 2,039
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 1,371
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.45% 0.68%
Households 1.37% 0.72%
Families 1.59% 0.69%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Georgetown, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Georgetown to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 79th
Population Density # 39 51st
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 73 6th
Per Capita Income # 77 1st

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