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Overview

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.

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,927
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+10,661
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married60.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.6%
Median Earnings25+$47,411
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,188
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,377

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,329
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone21.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,004
Median House Value$235,300

Ancestry

German53.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.4%
Polish12%
Irish10.2%
English6.7%
Norwegian5.9%
French Except Basque4.7%
Italian4.1%
Swedish3.5%
Swiss2.1%
Scottish1.2%
Czech1.2%
Canadian1.1%
Dutch1%
Danishn1%
Greek0.9%
Austrian0.9%
African0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Russian0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Slovene0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Croatian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Liberian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
South African0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Germantown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes53022
Phone Area Codes262
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.23
Approximate Longitude-88.12

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)

StationGERMANTOWN
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationWEST ALLIS
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 27 F
Apr Temp38 to 54 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.8 inches
StationPORT WASHINGTON
Distance16.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 27 F
Apr Temp38 to 50 F
Jul Temp64 to 78 F
Oct Temp44 to 58 F
Annual Precip32 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cedarburg11,516$104,158
Jackson6,839$79,632
Lannon1,053$62,857
Menomonee Falls36,118$92,211
Mequon23,663$126,342
Thiensville3,184$81,750

Germantown Public Libraries

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

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Germantown Public Schools

County Line Elementary
W159n9939 Butternut Rd
ZIP: 53022
(262) 253-3465
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Germantown High
W180n11501 River Ln
ZIP: 53022
(262) 253-3400
High
Total Enrollment 1399
Kennedy Middle
W160n11836 Crusader Ct
ZIP: 53022
(262) 253-3450
Middle
Total Enrollment 902
Macarthur Elementary
W154n11492 Fond Du Lac Ave
ZIP: 53022
(262) 253-3468
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Rockfield Elementary
N132w18473 Rockfield Rd
ZIP: 53022
(262) 253-3472
Primary
Total Enrollment 350

Germantown Private Schools

St Boniface Elementary School
W204n11968 Goldendale Rd
ZIP: 53022
Elementary
Total Enrollment 204
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