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Welcome to Georgetown ...

Georgetown is located in Essex County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Georgetown has a population of 8,772 people<2> (see below for details).

Georgetown was settled in 1639 and was incorporated in 1838.

Georgetown is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Georgetown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Georgetown: (978) & (351)<4>

The ZIP code for Georgetown: 01833<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Georgetown had an population of 8,772 people. This is an increase of 7.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Georgetown had a population of 8,183 people. This makes Georgetown the county's 21st most populous community.

The population of Georgetown represents 0.12% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 198th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,183 people, the population of Georgetown increased 10.93% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,377 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Georgetown.

Communities Also Named Georgetown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 109 communities that are also named Georgetown - they are located in Alabama (5), Alaska, Alberta, Arkansas (3), California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (7), Idaho, Illinois (3), Indiana (6), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine (2), Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska (2), New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador (3), North Carolina (6), Ohio (9), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (8), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (7), Texas (2), Utah (2), Virginia (4), Washington, West Virginia (4) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Georgetown.

Communities near Georgetown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Georgetown.

  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Georgetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
  • Lynn [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Georgetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
  • Lawrence [Essex County]
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    • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Georgetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
  • Peabody [Essex County]
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    • Peabody [Essex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Georgetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,063 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Methuen [Essex County]
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      • Methuen [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Georgetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Methuen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methuen
    • Salem [Essex County]
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      • Salem [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Georgetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Billerica [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billerica
      • Billerica [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Georgetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,021 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billerica
    • Beverly [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Essex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Georgetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,242 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
    • Woburn [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woburn
      • Woburn [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Georgetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woburn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woburn
    • Andover [Essex County]
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      • Andover [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Georgetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,554 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Georgetown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Georgetown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Georgetown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Georgetown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Georgetown. See our Newspapers Page for Georgetown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Georgetown ...

Looking for more information about Georgetown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Georgetown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Georgetown.

Adding Georgetown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Georgetown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Georgetown was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Georgetown on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Georgetown on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Massachusetts

About Essex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Georgetown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Essex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Georgetown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Georgetown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Georgetown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Georgetown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Georgetown) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Georgetown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GeorgetownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Georgetown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7246, Longitude: -70.9917    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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