Germantown is a tiny town located in the state of New York. With a population of 824 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Germantown is the 758th largest community in New York. Germantown has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Germantown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Germantown is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Germantown who work in office and administrative support (22.25%), sales jobs (9.84%), and teaching (7.73%).
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.48% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Germantown is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Germantown a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Germantown has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Germantown’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Germantown has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Germantown has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Germantown than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Germantown may be for you.
Even though Germantown is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The population of Germantown is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.25% of adults in Germantown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Germantown in 2018 was $40,494, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $161,976 for a family of four. However, Germantown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Germantown include German, Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Germantown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.