Germantown, MD
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Living in Germantown


Germantown is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 91,167 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Germantown is the third largest community in Maryland.

Housing costs in Germantown are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.

Germantown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Germantown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Germantown who work in office and administrative support (11.68%), management occupations (10.96%), and sales jobs (9.59%).

Also of interest is that Germantown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing noticeable about Germantown, although not a huge town, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Germantown is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Germantown a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One downside of living in Germantown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.27 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Germantown is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Germantown, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Germantown, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Germantown is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.05% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Germantown in 2018 was $41,151, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $164,604 for a family of four. However, Germantown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Germantown is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Germantown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Germantown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Germantown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.35% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Germantown include German, Irish, English, Italian, and African.

Germantown also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.52%.

The most common language spoken in Germantown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.