Germantown is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 41,333 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Germantown is the 20th 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 91.94% 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 (19.98%), sales jobs (12.07%), and healthcare (11.92%).
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.39% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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.
Germantown is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 66.02% 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 2018 was $61,788, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $247,152 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 European.
The most common language spoken in Germantown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.