Germantown, TN
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Germantown is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 39,240 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Germantown is the 16th largest community in Tennessee.

Germantown home prices are not only among the most expensive in Tennessee, but Germantown real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Germantown is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Germantown is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Germantown who work in management occupations (17.69%), sales jobs (16.09%), and healthcare (11.41%).

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Germantown. 66.08% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Germantown in 2010 was $53,989, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,956 for a family of four.

Germantown is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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