Germantown is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 39,225 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 91.34% 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 (17.67%), sales jobs (12.67%), and healthcare (12.44%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Germantown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.54% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Germantown is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Germantown really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Germantown perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Germantown. 65.86% 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 $60,956, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,824 for a family of four.
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.