Facts about Georgetown, Texas
Georgetown is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Texas, United States, with a population of 47,400 at the 2010 census and a population of 63,716 at the 2016 Census estimate. It is 30 miles (48 km) from Austin. Southwestern University, the oldest university in Texas, founded in 1840, is located in Georgetown about one-half mile from the historic square. Sun City Texas is a large retirement-oriented and age-restricted development that constitutes more than one-third of Georgetown's population. Georgetown has a notable range of Victorian commercial and residential architecture. In 1976, a local historic ordinance was passed to recognize and protect the significance of the historic central business district, and in 1977, the Williamson County Courthouse Historical District, containing some 46 contributing structures, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Georgetown is also known as the "Red Poppy" Capital of Texas for the red poppy (Papaver rhoeas) wildflowers planted throughout the city. Georgetown's Red Poppy Festival, which attracts up to 30,000 visitors annually, is held in April each year on the historic square.
Georgetown is located at 30°39′04″N 97°40′53″W (30.651187, −97.681333), 26 miles (42 km) north of Austin's Central Business District. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.9 square miles (64.6 km²), of which 22.8 square miles (59.1 km²) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) (8.42%) is covered by water. Prior to the 2010 census, the city annexed part of the Serenada CDP, increasing its total area to 54.3 square miles (141 km²), of which, 52.1 square miles (135 km²) of it is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²) is water-covered.
As of the 2010 census, the population density was 990.4 people per square mile (382.4/km²). As of the census of 2000, 28,339 people, 10,393 households, and 7,711 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,241.3 people per square mile (479.3/km²). The 10,902 housing units averaged 477.5 per square mile (184.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.39% White, 3.39% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 8.31% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 18.07% of the population.
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