Germantown is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 91,167 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Germantown is the third largest community in Maryland.
Germantown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Germantown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Germantown who work in office and administrative support (11.68%), management occupations (10.96%), and sales jobs (9.59%).
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.
One thing noticeable about Germantown, although not a huge town, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Germantown is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Germantown a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
In Germantown, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.27 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Germantown is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Germantown area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Germantown. 50.05% 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 2018 was $41,151, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $164,604 for a family of four. However, Germantown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Germantown is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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. Germantown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.35% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Germantown include German, Irish, English, Italian, and African.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Germantown's cultural character, accounting for 34.52% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Germantown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.