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Germantown, Wisconsin
Location of Germantown (town), Wisconsin
Location of Germantown (town), Wisconsin
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Washington
Incorporated January 21, 1846; 176 years ago (January 21, 1846)
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
932 ft (284 m)
 • Total 278
 • Density 160.2/sq mi (61.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-28900
GNIS feature ID 1583270

Germantown is a town in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 278 at the 2000 census. It is surrounded by the village of Germantown.


The town of Germantown formerly comprised the area now in the village of Germantown. In 1964, in order to prevent annexation by the city of Milwaukee, the town allowed the village to annex most of its territory. Further annexations in 1965 and 1976 left the town at its current size.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 278 people, 89 households, and 76 families residing in the town. The population density was 160.2 people per square mile (61.7/km2). There were 94 housing units at an average density of 54.2 per square mile (20.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.28% White and 0.72% Black or African American. 0.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 89 households, out of which 47.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.5% were non-families. 11.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 30.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $75,000, and the median income for a family was $75,159. Males had a median income of $53,750 versus $27,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,694. About 2.2% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those 65 or over.


The town is served by the Germantown School District, which has four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Enrollment was 3,939 as of October 20, 2008. Jeff Holmes is the superintendent.

Elementary schools

  • Amy Belle Elementary
  • County Line Elementary
  • MacArthur Elementary
  • Rockfield Elementary
  • Bethlehem Lutheran School

Middle school

  • Kennedy Middle School

High school

  • Germantown High School
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