Germantown, NY
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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. Much of the housing stock in Germantown was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Germantown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Germantown is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Germantown who work in office and administrative support (15.49%), sales jobs (12.98%), and teaching (6.15%).

Of important note, Germantown is also a town of artists. Germantown has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Germantown’s character.

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.

Germantown is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

One downside of living in Germantown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Germantown, the average commute to work is 31.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Germantown are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.80% of adults in Germantown having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Germantown in 2010 was $31,076, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,304 for a family of four. However, Germantown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Germantown is a somewhat 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 12.44% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Germantown include Irish, Italian, Dutch, and English.

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

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