Georgetown, Louisiana

According to growtheology, Georgetown is a small town located in Grant Parish, Louisiana. It is situated on the banks of the Red River and is known for its rich history and culture.

The town was established in 1835 by George Washington and his son, Thomas. The original settlers were largely farmers and ranchers who used the land to produce cotton, corn, and other crops. Over the years, Georgetown has grown into a vibrant community with a population of over 1,000 people.

According to, Georgetown is home to many historic sites such as the Old Georgetown Cemetery, which dates back to 1845; the old Georgetown Courthouse; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; and the Grant Parish Museum of History & Culture. The town also boasts several restaurants, bars, shops, and other businesses that make it a popular destination for visitors from all over the state.

Each year Georgetown celebrates its heritage with events such as its annual Heritage Festival held in May that features live music, food vendors, arts & crafts booths, parades, and more. The festival celebrates not only Georgetown’s history but also its culture which includes Cajun food dishes like gumbo and jambalaya as well as traditional folk music played on fiddles and washboards by local musicians.

Residents of Georgetown take pride in their community’s rich history and culture that have been passed down from generation to generation since its founding over 180 years ago. From its picturesque location along the banks of the Red River to its vibrant downtown area filled with restaurants and shops to explore – Georgetown offers something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure or just want to experience small-town charm at its best – Georgetown has it all.

Population: 301. Estimated population in July 2020: 313 (+4.0% change)
Males: 140 (46.5%), Females: 161 (53.5%)

Zip code: 71432

Median resident age: 34.4 years
Median household income: $23,750
Median house value: $42,300

Races in Georgetown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (99.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)

Ancestries: United States (41.2%), German (10.6%), Irish (10.3%), English (4.3%), French (2.3%), Polish (2.0%).

Land area: 1.3 square miles

Georgetown, Louisiana



For population 25 years and over in Georgetown

  • High school or higher: 67.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 35.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Georgetown village

  • Never married: 13.7%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +28 (+10.3%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Georgetown:

  • HARDTNER MEDICAL CENTER (about 15 miles; OLLA, LA)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Georgetown:

  • ALEXANDRIA INTL (about 33 miles; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Abbreviation: AEX)
  • MONROE REGIONAL (about 57 miles; MONROE, LA; Abbreviation: MLU)
  • POLK AAF (about 75 miles; FORT POLK, LA; Abbreviation: POE)

Other public-use airports nearest to Georgetown:

  • OLLA (about 15 miles; OLLA, LA; Abbreviation: L47)
  • JENA (about 18 miles; JENA, LA; Abbreviation: 1R1)
  • WINN PARISH MEDICAL CENTER (about 21 miles; WINNFIELD, LA; Abbreviation: 0L6)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Georgetown:

  • NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 49 miles; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Full-time enrollment: 7,710)
  • LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; RUSTON, LA; Full-time enrollment: 9,013)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE (about 57 miles; MONROE, LA; Full-time enrollment: 8,116)
  • GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; GRAMBLING, LA; Full-time enrollment: 4,299)
  • ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 91 miles; ALCORN STATE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,594)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-SHREVEPORT (about 96 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,059)
  • BOSSIER PARISH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 107 miles; BOSSIER CITY, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,743)

Public primary/middle school in Georgetown:

  • GEORGETOWN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 281; Location: 4528 HIGHWAY 500; Grades: PK – 12)