Germantown, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Germantown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Germantown Census Designated Place had a population of 89,788 as of July 1, 2016. Germantown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Germantown is located at latitude 39.1742 and longitude -77.2638 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Germantown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 440 feet.

The Germantown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389836) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Germantown Census Designated Place is located within District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Germantown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Germantown, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 89,788
Population in Households 89,749
Population in Familes 75,295
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 5,273
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 31,115
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 22,062
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 32,641 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,786 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,330 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,526 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $328,009
Average Home Value $371,565


Median Household Income $90,562
Average Household Income $104,655
Per Capita Income $36,326
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.89%
Households 0.3% 0.72%
Families 0.21% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Germantown, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Germantown to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 100th
Population Density1 # 48 91st
Diversity Index2 # 26 95th
Median Household Income # 147 72nd
Per Capita Income # 190 64th

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