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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Germantown is a suburb of Memphis with a population of 39,164. Germantown is in Shelby County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Germantown offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Germantown there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Germantown and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Germantown are above average.
About Germantown...
Population
39,164

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$321,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,388
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Germantown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    56.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    148
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,309.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    86.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Germantown

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$116,585
National
$55,322
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I enjoy living in a clean and safe environment near two majorly high rated schools(Houston middle and high school) I love the community service opportunities that come from joining the Germantown Kiwanis club as well. The food and hospitality of locals are superb and heartening and I thoroughly enjoy community events such as Memphis in May. There is always something to do or participate in whether it be watching a performance at the GPAC or running in a local weekly 5K. This city truly has so much to offer! If you haven’t already stop by for the delicious southern BBQ at the very least!
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Germantown is known to be a safe and respectful city. It takes great care of the residents, for example, in my apartment complex on every holiday the staff provide meals, treats, activities, and so on. The city also provides big time events for not only children but adults too. Germantown can be a little pricey but please believe when I say its worth it. We have some of the best known schools for academics as well as sports. Outdoor shopping mall and stores, variety of fast foods and restaurants to choose from, and great gyms to work out some sweat.
Germantown is a fast growing suburb of Memphis. The community is constantly evolving. The population is growing yearly, and new businesses are constantly coming into the area!