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Germantown, MD

Germantown, MD

Germantown is an urbanized census-designated place in Montgomery County, Maryland. With a population of 86,395 as of the 2010 United States Census, Germantown is the third most populous place in Maryland, after the city of Baltimore, and the census-designated place of Columbia, Maryland. Were Germantown to incorporate as a city, it would become the second largest incorporated city in Maryland. Germantown is located approximately 25 miles (40 km) outside of the United States capital of Washington, D.C., and is an important part of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

Germantown, MD Germantown is divided into six town sectors, referred to as villages. They are, Churchill Village, Gunners Lake Village, Clopper's Mill Village, Kingsview Village, Middlebrook Village, and Neelsville Village. The Churchill Town Sector at the corner of Maryland Route 118 and Middlebrook Road most closely resembles the center of Germantown, because of the location of the Up County Government Center, the library, the Black Rock Arts Center, the multiplex cinema, and the pedestrian shopping that features an array of restaurants. Three exits to I-270 are less than one mile away, the Maryland Area Regional Commuter train is within walking distance, and the Germantown Transit Center that provides Ride On shuttle service to the Shady Grove red line.

Germantown has the assigned ZIP codes of 20874 and 20876 for delivery and 20875 for post office boxes. It is the most populous Germantown in Maryland and is the only "Germantown, Maryland" recognized by the United States Postal Service, even though there is one in Anne Arundel County, one in Baltimore County, and one in Worcester County.
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As of the census of 2010, there were 86,395 people, and 30,531 households residing in the area. The population density was 7,999.5 people per square mile (3,096.6/km²). There were 31,807 housing units at an average density of 2,001.9 per square mile (773.2/km²). The racial makeup of the area was 62.20% White, 19.13% African American, 0.34% Native American, 9.84% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 4.22% from other races, and 4.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.21% of the population.

There were 20,893 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the area, the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 43.0% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 3.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the area was $71,226, and the median income for a family was $81,461 as of a 2007 estimate.[13] Males had a median income of $46,039 versus $37,237 for females. The per capita income for the area was $26,709. 4.6% of the population and 3.5% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.9% are under the age of 18 and 9.9% are 65 or older. The largest families range from 8 to 12 people.
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Total Population 60,684
Population Density 5,633 Persons/Sq. Mile
Female Population 31,102
Male Population 29,581
Population Change since 1990 ↑ 49% Increase
Population Change since 2000 ↑ 9% Increase
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Nearest 2-Year Public College Montgomery College
Distance 8 miles
Nearest 4-Year Public College Yeshiva College Nations Capit
Distance 16 miles
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Households & Income

Total Number of Households 22,885
Family Households 15,418
Average Family Size 3.30
Average Household Income $89,154
Median Household Income $79,912
Income Change since 1990 ↑ 73% Increase
Income Change since 2000 ↑ 26% Increase
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Crime Rates Compared to National Average

The National Average is designated 1.0 - A value of 2.0 represents twice as much risk while a value of 0.5 represents half as much risk.

Total Crime Risk 0.63
Crime Risk (County) 0.58
Personal Crime Risk (County) 0.54
Murder Crime Risk (County) 0.45
Rape Crime Risk (County) 0.47
Robbery Crime Risk (County) 0.60
Assault Crime Risk (County) 0.44
Property Crime Risk (County) 0.74
Burglary Crime Risk (County) 0.55
Larceny Crime Risk (County) 0.90
Motor Vehicle Theft Risk (County) 0.88
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Average July High Temperature 85.7 °F
Average January Low Temperature 24.4 °F
Annual Precipitation 42.0 inches
Air Pollution Index 83% of National Average
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Sales Tax Rate 6.00%
Nearest Airport Washington Dulles International
Distance 19 miles
Nearest Major Sports Team Frederick Keys (a)
Distance 18 miles


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The Outdoors

The BlackRock Center for the Arts is located in the Germantown Town Center. BlackRock also sponsors Montgomery County's largest non-profit event, the Germantown Oktoberfest. The festival includes various genres of music, including traditional German folk, rock and pop.

The community of Germantown dates back to the 1800s, when it served as a business center for German immigrants. With the completion of I-270 in the 1960s, however, Germantown real estate experienced significant growth; it now boasts a population of close to 80,000. Many Germantown real estate owners are divided among the community's established neighborhoods. But there are still plenty that are attracted to the residential units that make up the mixed-use space of the Germantown Town Center, situated along Century Boulevard.

Germantown, MD South Germantown Recreational Park is a 736-acre park with a wide range of facilities--from hiking trails to an indoor soccer complex. The Germantown park is the newest to be added in Montgomery County, Maryland. Facilities at South Germantown Recreational Park include hiking trails, picnic facilities, an indoor sports complex, 22 soccer fields with a lighted stadium, baseball and softball fields, a playground, archery range, golf driving range, two miniature golf courses, a splash playground, model boating lake, a tot lot, and an indoor aquatic center.

Getting to – and around – Germantown is easy. The community is served by Metro's red line, Montgomery County's Ride On bus service, and the Germantown Transit Center bus service. But even though this accessibility is a major draw, it is really the county's schools that account for the widespread appeal of Germantown real estate. The community is not only home to a broad selection of schools, including four middle schools and two high schools; it is also the location of the Germantown campus of Montgomery College.