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Georgetown, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Georgetown had a population of 7,323 as of July 1, 2018. 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 38.6901 and longitude -75.3855 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Georgetown 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Georgetown: George Town.

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Georgetown, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,323
Population in Households 6,659
Population in Familes 5,003
Population in Group Qrtrs 664
Population Density2 1,425
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $43,567
Average Household Income $58,007
Per Capita Income $16,176


Total Housing Units 2,292 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,147 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 940 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 205 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $206,061
Average Home Value $226,156


Total Households 2,087
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 1,399
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.6% 1.0%
Households 1.49% 1.04%
Families 1.64% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

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, 2018 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 # 37 53rd
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 72 8th
Per Capita Income # 77 1st

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