Introduction to Germantown, Wisconsin

Germantown, Wisconsin, in Washington county, is located 14 miles N of West Allis, Wisconsin (center to center) and is 16 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The village has a population of 18,260.

Germantown History

The village of Germantown was originally a part of the Town of Germantown. The village annexed most of the town’s territory in 1964. The village is so named as it has a distinct German heritage. The village was named as the 30th most appealing place in the United States to live in July 2007.

Germantown and nearby Attractions

  • Sila Lydia Bast Bell Museum
  • Germantown Historical Museum
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Pabst House
  • Harrington Beach State Park
  • Pike Lake State Park

Things To Do In Germantown

Germantown offers easy access to various museums such as the Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Clark House Museum, Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum, and Discovery World Museum of Science, Economics & Technology. The Harrington Beach State Park, Pike Lake State Park, and Kettle Moraine State Forest offer a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The local parks include Haupt Strasse Park, Weidenbach Park, Firemens Park, and Spassland Park. The Lake Park Golf Course and Riversbend Golf Club are well facilitated golf courses.

Germantown Transportation

One can avail of flights from General Mitchell International Airport.

Germantown Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued through Concordia University - Wisconsin, Cardinal Stritch University, and Waukesha County Technical College.


Total Population 19,830
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 10,654
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 60.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.4%
Median Earnings25+ $47,032
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,235
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,073


Median Family Income $95,305
% Above Poverty Level 95.2%
% Below Poverty Level 4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 20.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,010
Median House Value $236,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
US/American 0.4%
English 7%
Irish 11%

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

Germantown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles N of West Allis, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 53022
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.228
Longitude -88.11

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 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 54 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 50 F
Jul Temp 64 to 78 F
Oct Temp 44 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Rockfield (53022)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cedarburg 11,508 $93,163
Jackson 6,808 $75,694
Lannon 1,108 $63,214
Menomonee Falls 35,884 $90,389
Mequon 23,494 $122,364

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

Germantown Public Libraries

Germantown Community Library
N112W16957 MEQUON RD.
Germantown, Wisconsin
(262) 253-7760

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Germantown High Schools

W180N11501 RIVER LN
Serves 1,295 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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