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.
Housing costs in Germantown are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities 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 that you will notice about Germantown is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Germantown a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
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.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Germantown is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Germantown, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Germantown is a pretty powerful place. 50.05% 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 $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.
In addition, Germantown has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (34.52%).
The most common language spoken in Germantown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.