Georgetown, Delaware

According to biotionary, Georgetown, Delaware is a charming small town located in the heart of Sussex County. It is the county seat, and home to approximately 7,000 people. Georgetown has been around since 1791 and was originally named “The Town of Georgetown” by an act of the Delaware General Assembly.

Georgetown is known for its historic downtown district which features Victorian-style buildings and cobblestone streets. The area is also home to many antique stores and specialty shops. The town also houses a few restaurants, cafes, and bars that offer a variety of different cuisines for visitors to enjoy.

The downtown area is also home to many festivals throughout the year such as the Annual Apple Scrapple Festival which celebrates the region’s agricultural heritage with music, food, crafts, and more. Other popular festivals include the Seaford Summerfest which takes place each summer along High Street in Seaford and features live music, crafts vendors, food trucks, rides and more.

According to bittranslators, Georgetown is home to several parks that provide outdoor recreation opportunities including Woodland Park which offers playgrounds, picnic areas, walking trails and more; Georgetown Circle Park which features an outdoor amphitheater; Circle Park Nature Preserve which offers fishing opportunities; Killens Pond State Park where visitors can enjoy boating or swimming in the pond; Trap Pond State Park for camping or hiking; Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge for bird watching; and many more parks throughout Georgetown that cater to all sorts of activities.

The area is also home to several educational institutions such as Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Campus which provides a variety of degree programs ranging from nursing to computer science; University of Delaware’s Sussex County Campus offering four-year degrees in various fields including business administration; Wesley College with its variety of undergraduate degrees in disciplines such as education or criminal justice; Wilmington University’s Dover Campus offering certificate programs as well as bachelor’s degrees in fields like accounting or health sciences; Delaware State University providing five-year baccalaureate degrees in fields like engineering or social work; and many other schools throughout Georgetown.

Overall Georgetown has something for everyone from its historic downtown district filled with quaint shops and eateries to its numerous parks offering outdoor recreation activities year round. With so much history combined with modern amenities this small town continues to attract new residents every year making it one of the best places to live in Sussex County.

Population: 4,643. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,911 (+5.8% change)
Males: 2,407 (51.8%), Females: 2,236 (48.2%)

Sussex County

Zip code: 19947

Median resident age: 30.1 years
Median household income: $31,875
Median house value: $85,600

Races in Georgetown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (45.4%)
  • Hispanic (31.7%)
  • Black (20.9%)
  • Other race (18.0%)
  • American Indian (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (7.8%), United States (6.6%), German (6.1%), Irish (4.4%), West Indian (4.1%), Italian (1.7%).

Elevation: 52 feet

Land area: 4.1 square miles

Georgetown, Delaware


For population 25 years and over in Georgetown

  • High school or higher: 55.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Georgetown town

  • Never married: 37.5%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

32.0% Foreign born (30.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +660 (+16.6%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Georgetown:

  • BEEBE MEDICAL CENTER (about 16 miles; LEWES, DE)
  • DEER’S HEAD CENTER (about 27 miles; SALISBURY, MD)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Georgetown:

  • DOVER AFB (about 30 miles; DOVER, DE; Abbreviation: DOV)
  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 69 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; Abbreviation: ILG)

Other public-use airports nearest to Georgetown:

  • SUSSEX COUNTY (about 3 miles; GEORGETOWN, DE; Abbreviation: GED)
  • LAUREL (about 18 miles; LAUREL, DE; Abbreviation: N06)
  • CHORMAN (about 18 miles; FARMINGTON, DE; Abbreviation: D74)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Georgetown:

  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-OWENS (Full-time enrollment: 2,053; Location: BOX 610; Public)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Georgetown:

  • SALISBURY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; SALISBURY, MD; Full-time enrollment: 5,645)
  • DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,641)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE (about 40 miles; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,940)
  • UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE (about 62 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 17,786)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMM COLL-STANTON-WILMINGTON (about 69 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,817)
  • WILMINGTON COLLEGE (about 69 miles; NEW CASTLE, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,087)
  • ATLANTIC CAPE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; MAYS LANDING, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 3,086)


Public high schools in Georgetown:

  • SUSSEX TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,211; Location: 17099 COUNTY SEAT HIWAY; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • SUSSEX CENTRAL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,108; Location: 301 WEST MARKET STREET; Grades: 08 – 12)

Private high school in Georgetown:

  • JESUS IS LORD CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 70; Location: P.O. BOX 269; Grades: PK – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Georgetown:

  • GEORGETOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 565; Location: 301-A WEST MARKET STREET; Grades: PK – 02)
  • NORTH GEORGETOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 552; Location: 664 NORTH BEDFORD; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • SUSSEX ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES (Students: 307; Location: 21777 SUSSEX PINES ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HOWARD T. ENNIS SCHOOL (Students: 153; Location: RD 2 BOX 252; Grades: PK – 12)
  • RICHARD ALLEN SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 316 SOUTH RAILROAD AVENUE; Grades: PK – 12)

Private primary/middle school in Georgetown:

  • THE JEFFERSON SCHOOL (Students: 71; Location: P O BOX 180 7 S. KING ST; Grades: PK – 8)


Libraries in Georgetown:

  • SUSSEX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARIES (Operating income: $461,755; Location: 9 S. DUPONT HIGHWAY; 4,530 books; 33 audio materials; 74 video materials; 50 serial subscriptions)
  • GEORGETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $142,508; Location: 10 WEST PINE STREET; 24,556 books; 317 audio materials; 487 video materials; 80 serial subscriptions)
  • SUSSEX COUNTY BOOKMOBILE (Operating income: $99,154; Location: P.O. BOX 589; 13,542 books; 119 audio materials; 580 video materials; 91 serial subscriptions)