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 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 city’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 is lower than average for the country.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Germantown, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Germantown is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.08% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 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.