Information About Germantown

Germantown is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee. The population was 38,844 at the 2010 census. Germantown is an affluent suburb of Memphis, bordering it to the east-southeast. Germantown's economy is dominated by the retail and commercial service sectors; there is no heavy industry in Germantown. In the city center is the "Old Germantown" neighborhood, anchored by a railroad depot (a 1948 reproduction of the 1868 original) and railroad tracks that recall the community's earliest days of development as an outpost along the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.

The city hosts many horse shows and competitions annually, most notably the Germantown Charity Horse Show in June. Other major annual events include the Germantown Festival, an arts and crafts fair, in early September.

Germantown is one of a few cities in the nation possessing a triple-A bond rating from both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.[citation needed] It has the lowest crime rate for any city its size in the State of Tennessee and the police and fire departments have average emergency response time of five minutes.[citation needed] The parks and recreation department is nationally accredited. The Arbor Day Foundation has designated Germantown a “Tree City USA” for 23 consecutive years.

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Schools in Germantown

Public schools Germantown is served by two school districts, Shelby County Schools and Germantown Municipal School District.

Elementary Schools:

  • Farmington Elementary School and Dogwood Elementary School (GMSD)
  • Germantown Elementary School (SCS)

Middle School:

  • Houston Middle School (GMSD)
  • Germantown Middle School (SCS)

High School:

  • Houston High School (GMSD)


As of the 2010 census, there were 38,844 people, 14,910 households, and 11,750 families residing in the city, with 15,536 housing units In the city, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 20, 3.5% from 20 to 24, 19.2% from 25 to 44, 35.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.7 years. There were 18,800 males, of whom 14,023 were over the age of 18. There were 20,044 females, of whom 15,447 were over the age of 18.

The median income for a household in the city according to the 2010 census was $112,979, and the median income for a family was $127,216. Males had a median income of $93,401 versus $54,592 for females. The per capita income for the city was $54,157. About 1.9% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.


A total of 27 parks allow for a park within walking distance of every residence. The community has more than 700 acres of parkland. More than 11.4 miles of greenway links parkland and neighborhoods. The Community Library was constructed in 1996, the Regional History and Genealogy Center opened in FY07. The Germantown Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) is an acoustically-perfect 800-seat theater featuring top artists from around the world. The Germantown Athletic Club is an 118,000 square foot indoor athletic complex that opened in 1989 and expanded in 2003 to include two outdoor pools.The Great Hall & Conference Center is an 8,000 square feet rental facility space that is ideal to accommodate meetings, weddings and receptions.

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