Germantown is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 39,225 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 91.85% 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 (17.85%), healthcare (13.04%), and sales jobs (12.66%).
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.
In addition, Germantown is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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.
If knowledge is power, Germantown is a pretty powerful place. 65.85% of the adults in Germantown have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Germantown in 2018 was $60,855, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,420 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 English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Germantown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.