|— City —|
|Shelby County and the state of Tennessee|
|• Mayor||Sharon Goldsworthy|
|• Total||17.6 sq mi (45.6 km2)|
|• Land||17.6 sq mi (45.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||377 ft (115 m)|
|• Density||2,200/sq mi ( 850/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP codes||38138, 38139, 38183|
|GNIS feature ID||1285318|
Germantown is a suburb of Memphis, bordering it to the east. 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 known for having some of the most restrictive sign ordinances in the country as well as excellent fire and police services. In addition, Germantown is one of only 29 cities in the nation that maintains a triple-A Bond rating from both Moody's and Standard & Poors. On November 27, 1994, an F3 tornado tore through eastern portions of Germantown, resulting in three fatalities in one home where several families had gathered for a reunion.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.6 square miles (46 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.17%, is water.
Public schools 
Germantown's public schools are operated by Shelby County Schools.
High schools include:
K-8 schools include:
Middle schools include:
Elementary schools include:
Germanshire Elementary School in unincorporated Shelby County is not located in the city limits of Memphis, and it is a part of Memphis City Schools; therefore Germanshire does not serve the city of Germantown.
As of August 2011, Germantown is exploring the option of establishing its own municipal school district in response to a pending merger of Memphis City and Shelby County Schools.
Private schools 
- Daybreak Specialized School
- Evangelical Christian School
- Farmington Presbyterian Kindergarten
- Madonna Learning Center
- Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic School (preschool - 8th grade)
- St. Georges Day School
- The Bodine School
- The Phoenix School for Creative Learning
- Union University - Germantown
As of the census of 2000, there were 37,348 people, 13,220 households, and 11,065 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,124.1 people per square mile (820.3/km²). There were 13,676 housing units at an average density of 777.8 per square mile (300.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.94% White, 2.33% Black, 0.16% Native American, 3.50% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.
There were 13,220 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.7% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.3% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 33.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.
According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $113,733, and the median income for a family was $125,964. Males had a median income of $77,857 versus $38,311 for females. The per capita income for the city was $44,021. About 1.6% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those age 65 or over.
- Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Germantown
- Faith Presbyterian Church (EPC)
- Forest Hill Baptist Church
- Forest Hill Church of Christ
- Germantown Baptist Church
- Germantown Church of Christ
- Germantown Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
- Germantown United Methodist Church
- Grace Evangelical Church
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help
- Riveroaks Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCA)
- St. George's Episcopal Church
Notable residents 
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Notable celebrities who currently reside or have previously resided in Germantown include:
- Matt Cain, pitcher for the San Francisco Giants
- John Daly, professional golfer
- Kallen Esperian, soprano, Metropolitan Opera
- Marc Gasol, NBA player with the local Memphis Grizzlies, moved to Germantown as a teenager with his parents after older brother Pau was drafted by the Grizzlies. Their parents still live in Germantown.
- David Gossett, professional golfer
- Hamed Haddadi, NBA player
- Olivia Holt, actress
- Tim Howard, US National Soccer Team goalkeeper
- Paul Maholm, Atlanta Braves pitcher
- Bob Melvin, manager of the Oakland Athletics
- Cindy Parlow, US Women's National Soccer Team member and two-time Olympic gold medal winner (1996 and 2004)
- Chris Parnell, former member of the cast of Saturday Night Live
- Elliot Perry, professional basketball player
- Loren Roberts, professional golfer
- Steven Seagal, actor
- Melanie Smith, U.S. Equestrian Team member, gold medal winner, 1984 Olympics
- Ben Spies, former World Super Bike champion and Moto GP racer
- Michael Stern, conductor
- Sammy Swindell, Hall of Fame sprint car driver
- Kevin Swindell, NASCAR driver
- Joe Theismann, former NFL quarterback
City partnerships 
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Germantown, Tennessee|
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Germantown city, Tennessee". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- City of Germantown official website
- Germantown News, weekly local newspaper
- Germantown Appeal page at commercialappeal.com