Germantown, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Germantown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Germantown Census Designated Place had a population of 90,765 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.1732 and longitude -77.2717 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.

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Germantown, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 90,765
Population in Households 90,725
Population in Familes 76,508
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 5,330
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $95,113
Average Household Income $110,783
Per Capita Income $38,669


Total Housing Units 32,928 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,272 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,359 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,298 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $342,534
Average Home Value $385,920


Total Households 31,630
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 22,418
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.6% 0.59%
Households 0.43% 0.48%
Families 0.35% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 2018 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 # 49 91st
Diversity Index # 27 95th
Median Household Income # 150 71st
Per Capita Income # 194 63rd

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