Germantown (town), New York
|Germantown, New York|
|— Town —|
|• Type||Town Council|
|• Town SupervisorRoy Brown||Roy Brown (R)|
|• Town Council|
|• Total||13.9 sq mi (36.0 km2)|
|• Land||12.1 sq mi (31.5 km2)|
|• Water||1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)|
|Elevation||249 ft (76 m)|
|• Density||140/sq mi ( 54/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0978998|
|Website||Town of Germantown|
The Town of Germantown is located in the southwest part of the county.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 13.9 square miles (36.0 km²), of which, 12.1 square miles (31.5 km²) of it is land and 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²) of it (12.65%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,018 people, 831 households, and 546 families residing in the town. The population density was 166.0 people per square mile (64.1/km²). There were 984 housing units at an average density of 81.0 per square mile (31.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.93% White, 1.14% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.
There were 831 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $42,195, and the median income for a family was $50,885. Males had a median income of $36,806 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,198. About 5.0% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
Famous residents 
Communities and locations in Germantown 
- Cheviot – A hamlet near the Hudson River, south of Germantown village.
- Germantown – The hamlet of Germantown is located near the Hudson River on Route 9G.
- North Germantown – A hamlet north of Germantown village on Route 9G.
- Palatine Park – A park northeast of Germantown village.
- Viewmont – A hamlet on the south town line.