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 87.73% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Germantown is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Germantown who work in management occupations (14.81%), office and administrative support (12.84%), and sales jobs (8.79%).
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 downside of living in Germantown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.44 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Germantown is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Germantown area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Germantown ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Germantown, 48.90% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Germantown in 2010 was $36,755, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,020 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 20.57% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Germantown include Irish, English, African, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Germantown's cultural character, accounting for 36.91% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Germantown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.