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. Germantown has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Unlike some towns, Germantown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Germantown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Germantown is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Germantown who work in office and administrative support (14.60%), sales jobs (12.64%), and maintenance occupations (8.50%).

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.

Because of many things, Germantown is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Germantown really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Germantown perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 31.55 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 23.95% of adults in Germantown having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Germantown in 2010 was $27,100, 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 $108,400 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Germantown include Irish, Italian, English, and Dutch.

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

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