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The 2000 Census showed that Georgetown County had a population of 55,797 people. This represented 1.39% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 22nd most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Georgetown had a population of 60,703 people. This is an increase of 8.79% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201060,158+7.82%-0.9% since 2009
200960,703+8.79% 
200860,753+8.88%+0.66% since 2007
200760,354+8.17%+0.86% since 2006
200659,841+7.25%+0.53% since 2005
200559,525+6.68%+0.59% since 2004
200459,176+6.06%+1.37% since 2003
200358,378+4.63%+1.2% since 2002
200257,686+3.39%+1.58% since 2001
200156,788+1.78%+1.78% since 2000
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200055,797The Last Census

Georgetown County had 28,282 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Georgetown County has a total area<3> of 1,034 square miles [2,680 km²]. Of this total, 814 square miles [2,110 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (21.27%) being water (220.2 square miles [570 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Georgetown County had a population density of 68.5 people per square mile [26.44 people/km²], making it the state's 26th most densely populated county (out of 46 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Georgetown County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Georgetown and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Georgetown County QuickFact (QF-45043).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Georgetown County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
GeorgetownQF-45288708,4418,950-5.69%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Georgetown County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BerkeleyQF-45015   SW173,498142,65121.62%
HorryQF-45051   NE263,868196,62934.2%
MarionQF-45067   N33,46835,466-5.63%
WilliamsburgQF-45089   NW34,44537,217-7.45%

The Atlantic Ocean lies to the east.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Georgetown. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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