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The City of Germantown had a population of 39,314 as of July 1, 2021. Germantown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Germantown is located at latitude 35.0868 and longitude -89.8101 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Germantown encompass a land area of 19.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 384 feet.

The City of Germantown has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Germantown is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.

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Germantown, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 39,314 (100%)
Population in Households 39,273 (99.9%)
Population in Families 34,775 (88.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 41 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 1,967
Diversity Index2 33


Median Household Income $117,295
Average Household Income $172,843
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $68,405
Wealth Index5 270


Total HU (Housing Units) 15,912 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,777 (80.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,607 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 528 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $379,686
Average Home Value $467,003
Housing Affordability Index3 164


Total Households 15,384
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 11,668
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.11% 0.09%
Households 0.28% 0.13%
Families 0.01% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
Owner Occupied HU   0.22%

Germantown, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Germantown to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 21 95th
Population Density # 10 98th
Median Household Income # 7 99th
Housing Affordability Index # 149 35th
Per Capita Income # 6 99th
Diversity Index # 124 71st

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