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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
Nearest Large City23 miles NW of Washington, District of Columbia
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes20876, 20874
P.O. Box Zip Codes20875
Phone Area Codes240
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude39.173
Longitude-77.271

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
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Germantown Public Schools

William B. Gibbs, Jr.
12615 Royal Crown Dr
Primary
Total Enrollment 740
Cedar Grove Elementary
24001 Ridge Rd
(301) 253-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Germantown Elementary
19110 Liberty Mill Rd
(301) 353-8050
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
Great Seneca Creek Elementary
13010 Dairymaid Dr
(301) 353-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 764
Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary
21301 Seneca Crossing Dr
(301) 353-0994
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
S. Christa Mcauliffe Elementary
12500 Wisteria Dr
(301) 353-0910
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Neelsville Middle
11700 Neelsville Church Rd
(301) 353-8064
Middle
Total Enrollment 853
Seneca Valley High
19401 Crystal Rock Dr
(301) 353-8000
High
Total Enrollment 1326
Northwest High
13501 Richter Farm Rd
(301) 601-4660
High
Total Enrollment 2068
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle
13737 Wisteria Dr
(301) 353-8080
Middle
Total Enrollment 611
Lake Seneca Elementary
13600 Wanegarden Dr
(301) 353-0929
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Clopper Mill Elementary
18501 Cinnamon Dr
(301) 353-8065
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Waters Landing Elementary
13100 Waters Landing Dr
(301) 353-0915
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
Fox Chapel Elementary
19315 Archdale Rd
(301) 353-8055
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Kingsview Middle
18909 Kingsview Rd
(301) 601-4611
Middle
Total Enrollment 924
Captain James E. Daly Elementary
20301 Brandermill Dr
(301) 353-0939
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
Ronald A. Mcnair Elementary
13881 Hopkins Rd
(301) 353-0854
Primary
Total Enrollment 734
Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School
13902 Bromfield Rd
(301) 601-4350
Primary
Total Enrollment 1036
Roberto W. Clemente Middle
18808 Waring Station Rd
(301) 601-0344
Middle
Total Enrollment 1159
Longview School
13900 Bromfield Rd
(301) 601-4830
Other
Total Enrollment 44

Germantown Private Schools

Covenant Christian School
18901 Waring Station Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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