Germantown, New York

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Germantown, New York

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High Points

Germantown strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Germantown Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Germantown Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Germantown College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Germantown, New York

Comparing Germantown to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 6
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Age of the Population 7 7
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 4
Senior Citizens 4 5
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 5
Median Family Income 9 5
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
People Above Poverty 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Working at Home 6 5
Short Commute Times 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
People Living Alone 5 5
Affordability of Rents 3 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 6
Housing Recently Built 1 3

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Germantown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles S of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles N of New York, New York
County Columbia
Standard Zip Codes 12526
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.134
Longitude -73.892

Germantown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station CAIRO 4 NW
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Station COPAKE
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 59 F
Jul Temp 57 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
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Germantown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 862 100%
Male 407 47.2%
Female 455 52.8%
Under 18 203 23.5%
18+ 659 76.5%
65+ 120 13.9%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 2.93
White 831 96.4%
African-American 8 0.9%
Asian 5 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 5 0.6%
Mixed Race 11 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.7%

Germantown Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 33.6%
Irish 15.9%
English 9.6%
Italian 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
Polish 4.8%
US/American 4.7%
Dutch 4%
Scottish 2.8%
Swedish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Czech 1.3%
Ukrainian 1%
British 1%
Portuguese 0.7%
Arab/Arabic 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Swiss 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Jordanian 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Germantown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cheviot (12526)
Clermont (12526)
Linlithgo (12526)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Germantown 862 $51,875
Catskill 4,392 $34,635
Glasco 1,692 $45,909
Malden 413 $41,250
Palenville 1,120 $51,250
Saugerties 4,955 $49,063
Tivoli 1,163 $53,393
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Germantown High Schools (2004)

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Serves 713 students.

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