A small city in Maryland, Germantown has slightly more than 91,000 residents. The city's population, at an average age of just under 35, skews decidedly younger than most cities in Maryland. Renters tend to be in the minority in Germantown, and 65% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,652 a month, exceeding the state average by $305/month, relatively high rent costs may be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.
Averaging about 40 minutes, Germantown's commute time is slower than the Maryland average of about 36 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, chosen by 46% of residents, while public transit is used by just 5% of the population. A small percentage of commuters walk to work.
Compared to the national average (7%), Germantown has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 14% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Further, 17% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Germantown residents work in one of four industries: scientific, retail, healthcare, and public administration. Together, these industries make up 28% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 11% of the city's population works in management, making it the top career path in the city. Germantown workers bring in an average annual income of about $103K, more than the average Maryland resident. Germantown's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).