Census: Georgetown is fastest-growing city in U.S.

May 26, 2022

Georgetown is the fastest-growing city in the U.S. for cities with a population above 50,000, according to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Georgetown’s growth rate was 10.5 percent from July 1, 2020, through July 1, 2021, resulting in a population estimate of 75,420.

“Georgetown continues to attract new residents for the same reasons many of us moved here — good jobs, safe neighborhoods, and unbeatable parks and events,” Mayor Josh Schroeder said. “But all those things may not be as important as the sense of community you feel when families gather on a Saturday afternoon on our Courthouse lawn or dance in the street at our annual Red Poppy Festival. People don’t just move here: They fall in love with this town.”

This is the second time in the past seven years that Georgetown has been ranked the fastest-growing city in the U.S. Georgetown was the seventh fastest-growing city in the U.S. on the list released in 2020 and in 2019 by the Census. In 2018, Georgetown was the sixth fastest-growing city in the U.S., fifth in 2017, the fastest in 2016, and the second-fastest in 2015.

Georgetown’s population was 67,176 in the 2020 census. According to today’s estimate, Georgetown added 8,244 residents since 2020.

The news release from the Census about the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. is at census.gov.

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