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Georgetown, Arkansas
Location of Georgetown in White County, Arkansas.
Location of Georgetown in White County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County White
Founded 1789
Incorporated 1986
Area
 • Total 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Land 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
203 ft (62 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 81
 • Density 280.28/sq mi (108.31/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72143
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-26440
GNIS feature ID 0057810

Georgetown is a town in southeastern White County, Arkansas, United States, overlooking the White River. First settled in 1789 before the Louisiana Purchase, the community is the oldest continuously settled area in Arkansas.

Geography

Georgetown is located at 35°7′40″N 91°27′12″W / 35.12778°N 91.45333°W / 35.12778; -91.45333 (35.127827, -91.453459).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 92
1990 126
2000 126 0.0%
2010 124 −1.6%
2020 81 −34.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate

As of the census of 2000, there were 126 people, 55 households, and 33 families residing in the town. The population density was 180.2/km2 (460.7/mi2). There were 71 housing units at an average density of 101.5/km2 (259.6/mi2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.83% White and 3.17% Black or African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 55 households, out of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.6% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $12,500, and the median income for a family was $25,357. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,283. There were 25.0% of families and 38.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 50.0% of under eighteens and 37.1% of those over 64.

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