GM was looking for something to write about last night, and he realized that when he was going through the most recent American Community Survey results from the Census last January, he forgot to focus on Georgetown household stats. So let’s remedy that!
There are 4,827 households in Georgetown (this excludes GU). Of those, 4,147 are occupied and 680 are vacant. They contain 10,315 people, so the average household holds 2.49 residents.
Over 65% of the housing structures were built before 1939. Unfortunately that’s the earliest category for this data, so it doesn’t say how many homes are 18th or 19th century structures. The next largest percentage of housing age is for the 1980s, when 11% of Georgetown housing structures were built.
The ratio of owner-occupied to renter-occupied units if 55% to 45%. Surprisingly, west Georgetown has a much lower renter rate than east Georgetown, with 39% to 50%.
Twenty-three percent of households have no car. And 50% have just one car. Twenty-one percent have two cars and 5% have three or more.
Finally, Georgetowners pay a wide range in rent. Apparently 1% pays between $500 and $750 and another 1% pays between $750 and $1,000. Twenty-three percent pay between $1,000 and $1,500. And 75% pays over $1,500 (a good deal of them probably pay a lot more than that, but that’s the top category for this).