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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population39,213
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+18,399
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married66.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.8%
Median Earnings25+$62,188
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,719
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,799

Wealth

Median Family Income$121,390
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone20%
Median Gross Rent$1,398
Median House Value$296,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.6%
English17.4%
German14.3%
Irish12.2%
Italian5.2%
Scottish4.5%
French Except Basque3.4%
Polish1.8%
Arab1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Russian1.2%
Welsh1%
Swedish0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Greek0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Czech0.2%
African0.1%
South African0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Australian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Germantown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Shelby County
Standard Zip Codes38138, 38139
P.O. Box Zip Codes38183
Phone Area Codes901
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.08
Approximate Longitude-89.79

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)

StationMEMPHIS WSFO
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip53.6 inches
StationMOSCOW
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationHERNANDO 5 S
Distance25.3 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp50 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip55 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bartlett58,318$90,067
Collierville48,005$120,796
Lakeland12,541$108,888
Memphis655,857$43,998
Piperton1,703$96,719
Rossville701$92,794

Germantown Public Libraries

Germantown Community Library
1925 EXETER ROAD
Germantown, Tennessee
(901) 757-7323

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Germantown Hospitals

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital
(Non-profit)
7691 Poplar Avenue
(901) 754-6418
Baptist Rehabilitation-germantown
(Non-profit)
2100 Exeter Road
(901) 757-1350

Germantown Public Schools

Germanshire Elementary School
3965 South Germantown Rd
ZIP: 38125
(901) 416-3733
Primary
Total Enrollment 776
Farmington Elementary School
2085 Cordes Rd
ZIP: 38138
(901) 756-2320
Primary
Total Enrollment 819
Germantown Elementary
2730 Cross Country Dr
ZIP: 38138
(901) 756-2330
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Germantown High School
7653 Old Poplar Pk
ZIP: 38138
(901) 756-2350
High
Total Enrollment 2001
Germantown Middle School
7925 Cd Smith Rd
ZIP: 38138
(901) 756-2338
Middle
Total Enrollment 633
Riverdale Elementary School
7391 Neshoba Rd
ZIP: 38138
(901) 756-2300
Primary
Total Enrollment 1272
Dogwood Elementary School
8945 Dogwood Rd
ZIP: 38139
(901) 756-2310
Primary
Total Enrollment 821
Houston High School
9755 Wolf River Bl
ZIP: 38139
(901) 756-2370
High
Total Enrollment 1933
Houston Middle School
9400 Wolf River Bl
ZIP: 38139
(901) 756-2366
Middle
Total Enrollment 899

Germantown Private Schools

Daybreak Specialized School
2262 S Germantown Rd
ZIP: 38138
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
Madonna Learning Center
7007 Poplar Ave
ZIP: 38138
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 43
The Phoenix School For Creative Learning
2404 Arthur Rd
ZIP: 38138
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 24
Farmington Presbyterian Day School
8245 Farmington Blvd
ZIP: 38139
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
The Bodine School
2432 Yester Oaks Dr
ZIP: 38139
Elementary
Total Enrollment 81
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