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German is a township in Saint Joseph County, in the South Bend-Mishawaka metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named German. For links to other places called German, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of German is 41.730N. The longitude is -86.316W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 797 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,518.
Sections below provide additional information and links about German demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Joseph County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46628 ZIP code.
23% of German residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the German ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in German was $23,839, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of German residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in German, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $551. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $963.
Saint Joseph County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our German political report.
The average commute time for German workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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