There aren't 392 "for sale" signs or 392 vacant lots, but the 2010 Census numbers show that 392 people left a Georgetown neighborhood in the past 10 years.
The neighborhood, or census tract, goes from Front Street north through the historic district, up North Fraser Street and stops at about Wedgefield Road.
The numbers show an almost 12 percent drop in population for that area and have some Georgetown residents scratching their heads.
"That just seems pretty strange," said David Thomas, who has lived a few doors down from the Georgetown County courthouse for less than a year. "I mean, that averages to about 40 people a year leaving. That's a lot, really."
Thomas said he moved to Georgetown from Charlotte because he liked the slow, relaxed pace, but said that might not be what some people want.
"Georgetown seems like it's mostly older people," he said. "There are very few children around here."
Georgetown Mayor Jack Scoville said though he is proud that the city as a whole grew by about 200 people, he is puzzled by the almost 12 percent drop in what he called the "bedroom community" of the area.
"We do have a lot of high-income housing and low-income housing. We don't have a lot of middle-income housing," he said, indicating that could be the reason for fewer families in the area.
"When my kids were children and lived at home, there were 12 children on our block and 12 or 15 in the block over," Scoville said. "They're pretty much all gone and a lot of older people have moved to the historic district."
The census numbers show there are fewer children in the tract, but nowhere close to 400 fewer.
In 2000, 746 people in the area were younger than 18. In 2010, there were 602, a difference of 144.
But in some areas in the tract, there are also many more houses for sale or standing vacant.
Kim Dickerson, who has lived in the neighborhood behind Kensington Elementary School for more than 20 years, said she has seen evidence that a lot of people have left the neighborhood.
"When I walk I do notice there are a lot of houses for sale," she said. "More than before."
In 2000, the area had 1,393 occupied housing units and 168 vacant units. Now there are 1,257 occupied units and 276 vacant units - that means there are 136 fewer occupied homes and 108 more vacant ones.
Georgetown resident Roger Banks said some of his family members moved out of the area because they couldn't find work.
"People went to go where the jobs were," Banks said, "There's not a lot of it going on right now around here."
But Celia Wester, who has lived in the historic district for about 10 years, said she thinks the decline in the area is making room for a resurgence.
"It's coming back. You're starting to see more Yuppies," she said. "It's a cycle thing."