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Germantown, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Germantown had a population of 20,054 as of July 1, 2016. Germantown ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Germantown is located at latitude 43.2345 and longitude -88.125 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Germantown (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 866 feet.

The Village of Germantown (GNIS ID: 1583269) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2016.

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Germantown, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,054
Population in Households 19,939
Population in Familes 16,863
Population in Group Qrtrs 115
Population Density1 583
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 7,958
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 5,587
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,327 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,119 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,839 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 369 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $251,490
Average Home Value $260,083


Median Household Income $77,663
Average Household Income $96,817
Per Capita Income $38,497
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.3%
Households 0.39% 0.39%
Families 0.25% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Germantown, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Germantown to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 39 95th
Population Density1 # 419 46th
Diversity Index2 # 187 76th
Median Household Income # 48 94th
Per Capita Income # 42 95th

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