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Overview

Introduction to Germantown, Maryland

Germantown is an unincorporated municipality in Montgomery County, Maryland. Serviced principally by Interstate I-270 and Maryland State Highway 27, Germantown is situated 20 miles southeast of Frederick, 53 miles west of Baltimore, and 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. Although the majority of early residents in the area were of Scottish and English descent, many of the shops in the area's first commercial center were owned by a group of German immigrants, a fact which most likely explains the community's name. Although small throughout much of its history, Germantown has exploded in population since the 1970s and is today a large and urbanized municipality.

Germantown Area Attractions

Performing arts in Germantown can be found at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, which brings quality performing, visual, and arts education programs to the community. Another Germantown attraction is the Seneca Schoolhouse. Established in 1865, the one-room schoolhouse is a reminder of the early days of public education and now serves as a museum and teaching facility with a scenic picnic area.

Only a half-hour away, the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is home to several attractions of all types including the following:

  • National Gallery of Art
  • Capital Children's Museum
  • The Octagon Museum
  • International Spy Museum
  • Woodrow Wilson House Museum
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • National Postal Museum
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • The National Zoo
  • Shakespeare Theatre
  • The Washington Opera
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • The Washington Ballet

Professional sports can be found in nearby Frederick, home of Minor League Baseball's Frederick Keys, a Class Single-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. A little further away in the city of Washington, the following pro teams call the city their home:

  • Hockey: Washington Capitals (NHL)
  • Baseball: Washington Nationals (MLB)
  • Soccer: DC United (MLS)
  • Men's basketball: Washington Wizards (NBA)
  • Women's basketball: Washington Mystics (WNBA)

Demographics

People

Total Population90,494
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens6.6%
Employed Population 16+49,045
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married52%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.2%
Median Earnings25+$52,605
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,826
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,247

Wealth

Median Family Income$94,642
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation9.8%

Housing

People Living Alone22.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,626
Median House Value$319,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)53.4%
African8.4%
Irish5.3%
English4.6%
Italian3%
Polish2.2%
West Indian2%
French Except Basque1.5%
Russian1.4%
Jamaican1.1%
Scottish1%
Nigerian0.9%
Arab0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Greek0.7%
Iranian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Ghanaian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Liberian0.6%
Trinidad Tobago0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Ugandan0.4%
Ethiopian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Sierra Leone0.2%
Iraqi0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Slovak0.1%
German0.1%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Somali0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Germantown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes20876, 20874
P.O. Box Zip Codes20875
Phone Area Codes240
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.17
Approximate Longitude-77.26

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)

StationBOYDS 2 NW
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 67 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches
StationROCKVILLE 1 NE
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip43 inches
StationSTERLING RCS
Distance17.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 42 F
Apr Temp37 to 66 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp39 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barnesville152$128,125
Gaithersburg66,104$93,939
Garrett Park1,058$210,156
Laytonsville348$137,500
Poolesville5,108$153,052
Washington Grove593$125,357

Germantown Hospitals

Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
19801 Observation Drive
(301) 555-1212

Germantown Public Schools

Clopper Mill Elementary
18501 Cinnamon Dr
ZIP: 20874
(301) 353-8065
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Germantown Elementary
19110 Liberty Mill Rd
ZIP: 20874
(301) 353-8050
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
Great Seneca Creek Elementary
13010 Dairymaid Dr
ZIP: 20874
(301) 353-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 742
Kingsview Middle
18909 Kingsview Rd
ZIP: 20874
(301) 601-4611
Middle
Total Enrollment 1002
Lake Seneca Elementary
13600 Wanegarden Dr
ZIP: 20874
(301) 353-0929
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Longview School
13900 Bromfield Rd
ZIP: 20874
(301) 601-4830
Other
Total Enrollment 48
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle
13737 Wisteria Dr
ZIP: 20874
(301) 353-8080
Middle
Total Enrollment 612
Northwest High
13501 Richter Farm Rd
ZIP: 20874
(301) 601-4660
High
Total Enrollment 2110
Pep - Itinerant
12900 Middlebrook Rd Rm 3305
ZIP: 20874
(301) 279-2026
Primary
Total Enrollment 62
Roberto W. Clemente Middle
18808 Waring Station Rd
ZIP: 20874
(301) 601-0344
Middle
Total Enrollment 1207
Ronald A. Mcnair Elementary
13881 Hopkins Rd
ZIP: 20874
(301) 353-0854
Primary
Total Enrollment 852
S. Christa Mcauliffe Elementary
12500 Wisteria Dr
ZIP: 20874
(301) 353-0910
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Seneca Valley High
19401 Crystal Rock Dr
ZIP: 20874
(301) 353-8000
High
Total Enrollment 1279
Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School
13902 Bromfield Rd
ZIP: 20874
(301) 601-4350
Primary
Total Enrollment 925
Waters Landing Elementary
13100 Waters Landing Dr
ZIP: 20874
(301) 353-0915
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Captain James E. Daly Elementary
20301 Brandermill Dr
ZIP: 20876
(301) 353-0939
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Cedar Grove Elementary
24001 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 20876
(301) 253-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 646
Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary
21301 Seneca Crossing Dr
ZIP: 20876
(301) 353-0994
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Fox Chapel Elementary
19315 Archdale Rd
ZIP: 20876
(301) 353-8055
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
Neelsville Middle
11700 Neelsville Church Rd
ZIP: 20876
(301) 353-8064
Middle
Total Enrollment 915
William B. Gibbs, Jr.
12615 Royal Crown Drive
ZIP: 20876
(301) 353-0800
Primary
Total Enrollment 781

Germantown Private Schools

Covenant Christian School
18901 Waring Station Rd
ZIP: 20874
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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