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Germantown is in Montgomery County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
The community was named for the German immigrants who settled here.
The latitude of Germantown is 39.173N. The longitude is -77.271W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 443 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 55,419.
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13% of Germantown residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $26,709, compared with $21,587 nationally.
43% of Germantown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Germantown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $843. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,319.
Libraries in Germantown include Germantown Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Germantown include Germantown Gazette
Montgomery County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Germantown political report.
The average commute time for Germantown workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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