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Germantown is a city in Shelby County, in the Memphis metro area.

The community was named for the heritage of early settlers.

The latitude of Germantown is 35.086N. The longitude is -89.81W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 377 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 37,520.


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Median household income
Local
$94,609
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Germantown demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 41. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Germantown Festival - Sept. 8-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Germantown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Germantown Symphony Orchestra

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Germantown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shelby County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Memphis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38120 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Germantown residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Germantown ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Germantown was $44,021, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

60% of Germantown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Germantown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $829.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,645.


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Libraries in Germantown include Germantown Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Germantown include Germantown News

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Politics

Shelby County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Germantown political report.

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Germantown restaurants taking online reservations include Yia Yia's Euro Cafe - Memphis ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Germantown workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Germantown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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