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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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Median household income
Local
$62,431
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Germantown demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Cloppers
· Clopper
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
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National index: 100
Local index: 110

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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43% of Germantown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Germantown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $843.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,319.


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Libraries in Germantown include Germantown Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Germantown include Germantown Gazette

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

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The average commute time for Germantown workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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