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Overview

Introduction to Germantown, Tennessee

Germantown, Tennessee, in Shelby county, is 14 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is considered part of the Memphis metropolitan area.

Germantown History

Germantown is located in the Shelby County, the largest county in terms of population and geographic area in Tennessee. The city was founded in 1825. Germantown derived its name from the heritage of its early settlers, who were of German origin. It was officially incorporated in 1841.

Germantown and nearby Attractions

  • Lichterman Nature Center
  • Albers Art Gallery
  • Pink Palace Museum
  • Dixon Gallery and Gardens
  • Art Museum and Egyptian Institute of the University of Memphis
  • Sharpe Planetarium

Things To Do In Germantown

Lichterman Nature Center, Shelby Farms and Dixon Gallery and Gardens provide amenities for several different types of outdoor recreation. The Opera Memphis, Libertyland Amusement Park and the Putt-Putt Family Fun Park are popular local spots as well. Local festivals such as the Germantown Festival and the Germantown Charity Horse Show attract a large number of tourists every year.

Germantown Transportation

Memphis International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Germantown Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Southwest Tennessee Community College-Macon Campus, the University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union Campus, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Northwest Mississippi Community College.

People

Total Population 39,262
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 18,149
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 66.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 66.1%
Median Earnings25+ $62,753
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,579
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,267

Wealth

Median Family Income $123,577
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,345
Median House Value $288,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.8%
US/American 0%
English 17.1%
Irish 12.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Germantown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee
County Shelby
Metro Area Memphis
Standard Zip Codes 38138, 38139
P.O. Box Zip Codes 38183
Phone Area Codes 901
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.086
Longitude -89.81

Germantown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MEMPHIS WSFO
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches
Station MOSCOW
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
Station HERNANDO 5 S
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 50 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 55 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Mem (38138, 38139)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bartlett 58,107 $89,096
Collierville 47,434 $120,376
Lakeland 12,556 $113,594
Memphis 657,167 $43,023
Piperton 1,709 $99,276
Rossville 662 $90,729

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Germantown Hospitals

BAPTIST REHABILITATION GERMANTOWN
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2100 EXETER ROAD
(901) 757-1350
Emergency Service: No

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Germantown High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

GERMANTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
7653 OLD POPLAR PK
901-756-2350
Serves 2,160 students.

HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL
9755 WOLF RIVER BL
901-756-2370
Serves 1,862 students.

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