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Germantown, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°13′23″N 88°7′13″W / 43.22306°N 88.12028°W / 43.22306; -88.12028Coordinates: 43°13′23″N 88°7′13″W / 43.22306°N 88.12028°W / 43.22306; -88.12028
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Washington County

Germantown is a village in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 18,260 at the 2000 census. The village surrounds the Town of Germantown. In July 2007 Germantown was ranked the 30th most appealing place to live in the United States by Money Magazine.[1]

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Geography

Germantown is located at 43°13′23″N 88°7′13″W / 43.22306°N 88.12028°W / 43.22306; -88.12028 (43.223206, -88.120433)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 34.5 square miles (89.3 km²), of which, 34.4 square miles (89.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.12%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 18,260 people, 6,904 households, and 5,129 families residing in the village. The population density was 530.5 people per square mile (204.8/km²). There were 7,075 housing units at an average density of 205.5/sq mi (79.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.83% White, 1.35% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.60% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 1.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,904 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $60,742, and the median income for a family was $68,975. Males had a median income of $47,123 versus $31,400 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,358. About 1.9% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Water tower

Germantown schools are operated by the Germantown School District, whose superintendent is Kenneth Rogers. The district comprises four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, and has about 3,939 students as of October 20, 2008.

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High school

Middle school

  • Kennedy Middle School

Elementary schools

  • Amy Belle Elementary
  • County Line Elementary
  • MacArthur Elementary
  • Rockfield Elementary

Elementary school referendum

Because of the overcrowding in the elementary schools, a referendum for a new elementary school was voted down on the April 1, 2008.[4] The option was again given to citizens on November 4, but was voted down, with 58% of voters saying no because of tax hike fears.[5]

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