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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.
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 38138 ZIP code.
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.
60% of Germantown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Germantown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $829. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,645.
Libraries in Germantown include Germantown Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Germantown include Germantown News
Shelby County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Germantown political report.
Germantown restaurants taking online reservations include Yia Yia's Euro Cafe - Memphis ... View restaurants
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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