Livability Awards

A+ Germantown Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Germantown Cost of Living Cost of living is 21% higher than Tennessee
1077% more expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Germantown cost of living
A+ Germantown Crime Total crime is 53% lower than Tennessee
Total crime
1,62137% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6237% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
16%Year over year crime is up
Germantown crime
A Germantown Employment Household income is 131% higher than Tennessee
Median household income
$107,37694% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$53,91981% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%50% lower than the US average
Germantown employment
C+ Germantown Housing Home value is 103% higher than Tennessee
Median home value
$296,30060% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,39847% higher than the US average
Home ownership
84%32% higher than the US average
Germantown real estate or Germantown rentals
A+ Germantown Schools HS graduation rate is 20% higher than Tennessee
High school grad. rates
96%16% higher than the US average
School test scores
72%46% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
0:1100% lower than the US average
Germantown K-12 schools

Living in Germantown, TN

Located in the state of Tennessee, Germantown is a medium-sized city with a population of 39,213 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Germantown is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 89% of the population considered married and 62% with kids under the age of 18, Germantown could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Living in Germantown can be a great experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Tennessee, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Germantown and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, weather, housing and other important metrics.

Germantown has a livability score of 87 out of 100 and is ranked #3 in Tennessee and #174 in the USA. Compared to the United States average, Germantown ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Germantown is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. If we examine each of the categories on their own, we see that Germantown ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), weather (B-), education (A+) and employment (A). There are some categories that Germantown does not rank well for, including: cost of living (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Germantown, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Germantown has a violent crime rate of 79 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Germantown have a test score average of 72%, which is well above the US average.

Assuming that Germantown meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Germantown. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Germantown are simply unattainable. The median home price for Germantown homes is $296,300, which is 102.9% higher than the Tennessee average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Germantown, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 9.7% lower than the Tennessee average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Germantown area were 6.1% and 5 year appreciation rates were 5.3%.

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      Very Nice Place

      There is one review on this page that says murders, etc. are a problem in Germantown. Completely and wildly incorrect. Germantown does indeed suffer from some crime issues coming from the adjacent dysfunctional City of Memphis, mostly a few shoplifting and property crimes. Police are focused and plentiful and fire services are excellent; response times for any issue are very quick. There are a lot of green spaces and parks and a slowly growing set of dining options. Schools are very good as well, which results in strong property values. High quality of life is Germantown's best asset, and that is guarded vigorously. The only negative seems to be a somewhat arrogant mayor who has tried to push multifamily and other projects many residents don't want.
      • 3 -3
      just outside the #2 DEADLIEST CITY IN AMERICA!

      memphis brings the crime to germantown, no place safe in shelby co! germantown is not immune from crime, plenty of robberies, carjackings and murders happen all the time. criminals prey on the wealthy! remember just going to work or a b-ball game can turn deadly! there is no place safe in shelby co. what's your life or kids life worth! you've been warned, 2019 has started off with a lot of murderers, this could be the year "#1 DEADLIEST CITY IN AMERICA." don't think it can't happen to you!
      • 2 -4
      The New Germantown of Tennessee

      I have lived in Germantown, Tennessee for many years now. It is a constant evolving and developing community with wonderful schools and job opportunities very close by. With few shopping centers and entertainment places around, there are plenty other local history attractions and famous parks open to the community. It holds precious history about the land and there are also famous local museums in the area as well!

      Lots of new housing developments are continuing to take place in Germantown, which helps the city look more improved and nicer for the residents. It also makes up for a lot of the construction and road work here. This also raises the price for rent and the development for newer homes.

      Although the crime is fairly low in this area and the weather can be pretty beautiful in the summer, Germantown is really close to lots of businesses and can be really bad during traffic hours. Overall, it is still changing for the better and more and more people continue to move here!
      • 2 -5
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      Source: The Germantown, TN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).