The location of Germantown
Welcome to Germantown ...
The city of Germantown is located in Shelby County.
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Germantown has a population of 39,141 people<1> (see below for details).
Germantown is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Germantown lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Germantown lies within the (901) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Germantown had a population of 38,844 people. This makes Germantown the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Germantown represents 0.61% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 38,844 people, the population of Germantown increased 4.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 37,348 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Germantown had an population of 39,141 people. This is an increase of 0.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.8% since the 2000 Census).
Communities near Germantown ...
The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Germantown and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Germantown.
Communities Also Named Germantown ...
While we believe that this Germantown is located in Shelby County, we know of another 2 Tennessee communities named Germantown. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cheatham and Davidson County.
Beyond Tennessee, there are 55 communities that are also named Germantown - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (4), Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (4), Massachusetts (2), Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (3), North Carolina (2), Ohio (6), Ontario, Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina, Texas, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Germantown.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.
- We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Germantown. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
- Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Germantown. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
- We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Germantown.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Germantown:
Websites for Germantown ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Germantown ...
Looking for more information about Germantown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Germantown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Germantown.
|<1>||Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Germantown.|
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|<2>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Germantown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
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|<3>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Germantown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Germantown) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Germantown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Germantown
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Germantown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0829, Longitude: -89.7825 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Germantown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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