Germantown, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Germantown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Germantown had a population of 39,719 as of July 1, 2017. 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 35.082 and longitude -89.7826 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Germantown (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2403693) 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.

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, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 39,719
Daytime Population: Workers 23,855
Daytime Population: Residents 19,549
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 43,404
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 39,677
Population in Familes 35,271
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 1,988
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $115,867
Average Household Income $162,907
Per Capita Income $63,540


Total Housing Units 15,987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,842 (80.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,454 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 691 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $306,322
Average Home Value $368,712


Total Households 15,296
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 11,692
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 0.31% 0.4%
Households 0.35% 0.41%
Families 0.05% 0.33%
Median Household Income   0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.33%

Germantown, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Germantown to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 # 17 96th
Population Density # 8 98th
Diversity Index # 121 72nd
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Per Capita Income # 6 99th

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