Facts & Figures


Georgetown is located on the coast of South Carolina, north of Charleston. Georgetown and the surrounding areas, situated on the Atlantic Coast, are commonly referred to as the Lowcountry.

The City is bisected by Highway 17, providing easy access between Charleston and Wilmington, and connects to Interstate 95 by Highway 521.

Our waterfront ties the City to the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and the Atlantic Ocean through Winyah Bay.

The Georgetown Airport (KGGE)  is just 5 miles south of the downtown.  It has 2 asphalt-surfaced active runways (6,001′ x 100′) and (4,700′ x 150′), which allow it to handle most private aircraft.

For commercial flights, Georgetown is suitably served by Charleston International Airport (CHS) and Myrtle Beach International (MYR).

  • Founded in 1729
  • Named for George Prince of Wales (who became King George II of England)
  • Third oldest city in South Carolina.
  • Established official port of entry in 1732
  • County seat for Georgetown County


Census Data

Population: 9,163

Media Age: 36.7 years

Land Area: 6.91 square miles


Quality of Life

Average high temperature: 76.2 F

Average low temperature: 53.8 F

Average annual temperature: 65 F
Average monthly rainfall: 4.7 inches

Closest Beach: DeBordieu (8.4 miles)

Closest Public Beach: Pawleys Island (10.7 miles)
Largest Employer:  Tidelands Health (Georgetown Hospital System)


The Georgetown Memorial Hospital is a 131-bed, acute-care facility offering state-of-the-art equipment and providing a full range of inpatient and outpatient services.

The City is part of the Georgetown County School District, which includes 10 elementary, 1 intermediate,  4 middle,  & 4 high schools.

Coastal Carolina University (CCU) maintains a satellite location on Front Street in Downtown Georgetown for marine science studies, which includes the home port for their research vessels. CCU also provides Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) programs for the community at their Georgetown Education Center.

Georgetown has a campus of Horry-Georgetown Technical College.

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