Georgetown Fastest Growing City

Local KVUE reported that new census data released Thursday shows Georgetown is the fastest growing city in the nation for cities of more than 50,000. The population grew by almost 8 percent between July 2014 and July 2015. New Braunfels was number two on the list and Pflugerville came in at number 11. Lon Russell, director of sales at the Stacy Group, has been selling real estate in the Sun City neighborhood of Georgetown for years. He said they’re open 7 days a week because of the high volume of people looking for their new home. Georgetown has approximately 14 people moving into the city everyday.

More local information:

  • Williamson County employment grew 4.3 percent in 2014, creating almost 6,000 new jobs, according to the Department of Labor Bureau statistics. It grew even faster than Travis County (Austin).
  • Georgetown was listed as one of the safest cities in Texas based on FBI Crime Report Statistics. (#27 out of 50 safest cities)
  • Average household size: 2.46
  • Average household income: $91,781.00
  • Georgetown was listed as the 4th Most Caring Small City in America by Movoto in 2014
  • In 2013 Georgetown was ranked No. 3 on the top ten list of America’s Best Suburbs
  • Total assessed value of property in the city has grown by more than 25% to exceed $5.2 billion in 2015. City sales tax revenue has increased by more than 55 percent since 2010. The city’s property tax rate at
  • 43.4 cents per $100 valuation remains one of the lowest in the region
  • The Georgetown Main Street Program was recently recognized with national accreditation by the National Main Street Center

Historical:

  • Georgetown Honored as “Texas Treasure” by Texas Historical Commission Best Place to buy an Old House: Editors’ by Texas Historical Commission National Main Street Community
  • Best Places to Buy an Old House: Editors’ Top 12 Picks by This Old House TDA President’s Award for Best Promotional Event – Red Poppy Festival

Business:

  • Texas Ranked #1 for business by CNBC
  • 2007 Texas Ranked #2 for Business by CNBC

Parks & Recreation:

  • Texas Trails Network Partnership Award for San Gabriel River Trails National Recreation Trail Award

Economic Development:

  • TEDC Community Economic Development Award – Community of the Year

Retirement:

  • Named in 10 Great Retirement Spots for Golf Nuts by U.S. News & World Report
  • Georgetown Ranked #1 Place to Retire in America by Retirement Places Rated

Living Here:

  • America’s Best Small Towns according to CNNMoney.com – Ranked #45
  • America’s Recession-Proof Cities according to Forbes.com – Austin/ Round Rock/ Georgetown area ranked #3

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