Hitting the Books

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This week GM is strolling through the recently released Census data finding interesting tidbits about Georgetowners. Today he takes us back to school.

Here’s what grade level Georgetown’s students are at:

  • Nursery/Pre-school – 198
  • Kindergarten – 26
  • Grades 1-4 – 95
  • Grades 5-8 – 191
  • High School – 78
  • College – 1713 (note that GM is not including Census Tract 2.01, which is the GU campus, so these numbers include just off campus students)

The numbers also say that off the K-12 students, only 81% attend private school and 19% public school. GM doesn’t doubt that it’s probably the case that more Georgetown children attend private school than public, but the margin of error is exceptionally high for this category. For instance, it says that zero females on the East side are enrolled in public school (which GM knows for a fact is not true), with a margin of error of +/- 528. So take this information with a grain of salt.

And how much does educational attainment affect median earnings for Georgetowners?

  • High School – $15,721
  • Bachelor’s degree – $68,246
  • Graduate or Professional Degree – $90,975

The gender wage gap is alive and well in Georgetown. Women with a bachelor’s degree have a median income of $58,323 to men’s $86,695, and women with a graduate degree have a median income of $90,975 to men’s $114,377.


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