Germantown, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Germantown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Germantown Census Designated Place had a population of 91,821 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Germantown, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 91,821
Daytime Population: Workers 23,771
Daytime Population: Residents 40,744
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 64,515
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 91,781
Population in Familes 76,890
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 5,392
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $91,297
Average Household Income $107,213
Per Capita Income $37,425


Total Housing Units 33,117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,410 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,591 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,116 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $339,005
Average Home Value $377,121


Total Households 32,001
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 22,646
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.84% 0.8%
Households 0.65% 0.68%
Families 0.54% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

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, 2017 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 Density # 48 91st
Diversity Index # 27 95th
Median Household Income # 152 71st
Per Capita Income # 196 62nd

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