Germantown, WI
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Germantown is a medium-sized village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 19,993 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Germantown is the 38th largest community in Wisconsin.

Germantown real estate is some of the most expensive in Wisconsin, although Germantown house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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 village of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Germantown who work in office and administrative support (16.16%), management occupations (13.19%), and sales jobs (11.89%).

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 village’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.

The population of Germantown is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.41% of adults in Germantown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Germantown in 2010 was $36,668, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,672 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 Polish, Irish, English, and Norwegian.

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