Georgetown, Chatham County, Georgia

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Georgetown, Georgia
Location in Chatham County and the state of Georgia
Location in Chatham County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
Counties Chatham
 • Total 11.9 sq mi (30.9 km2)
 • Land 11.5 sq mi (29.7 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,823
 • Density 890.7/sq mi (343/km2)

Georgetown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chatham County, Georgia, United States. The population was 11,823 at the 2010 census. Georgetown lies across the Forest River (and city limit) from Savannah, Georgia, and is a suburban "bedroom community" of Savannah, where most of its adult residents work. It is also part of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Georgetown was constructed mostly in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but new subdivisions have been built recently. Shopping facilities are now more plentiful and continue to be added. Two schools in Georgetown are units of the Savannah-Chatham public school system: Georgetown Elementary and Southwest Chatham Middle School. Georgetown's public high school students attend Windsor Forest High School in Savannah.


Georgetown is located at 31°58′47″N 81°13′56″W / 31.979612°N 81.232118°W / 31.979612; -81.232118Coordinates: 31°58′47″N 81°13′56″W / 31.979612°N 81.232118°W / 31.979612; -81.232118.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.9 square miles (31 km2), of which, 11.5 square miles (30 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (3.77%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,599 people, 4,123 households, and 2,820 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 923.3 people per square mile (356.5/km²). There were 4,341 housing units at an average density of 378.2/sq mi (146.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.78% White, 19.89% African American, 0.39% Native American, 3.09% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.72% from other races, and 2.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.62% of the population.

There were 4,123 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 40.0% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $48,393, and the median income for a family was $54,951. Males had a median income of $40,359 versus $27,160 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,051. About 2.5% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.