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Germantown is a town in Columbia County, in the Hudson metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Germantown. For links to other places called Germantown, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Germantown is 42.134N. The longitude is -73.892W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 249 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,018.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Germantown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Columbia 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 12526 ZIP code.
25% of Germantown residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $22,198, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Germantown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Germantown include Clermont Estates Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Germantown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $441. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,153.
Libraries in Germantown include Germantown Library ... View libraries
Columbia 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 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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