Germantown, Kentucky

Germantown, Kentucky

Location of Germantown, Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°39′17″N 83°57′48″W / 38.65472°N 83.96333°W / 38.65472; -83.96333Coordinates: 38°39′17″N 83°57′48″W / 38.65472°N 83.96333°W / 38.65472; -83.96333
Country United States
State Kentucky
Counties Bracken, Mason
Named for German immigrants
  Total 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
  Land 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 154
  Density 1,258/sq mi (485.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 41044
Area code(s) 606
FIPS code 21-30718
GNIS feature ID 0492795

Germantown is a home rule city in Bracken and Mason counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The population was 154 at the 2010 census.[1]

The Bracken County portion of Germantown is part of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metropolitan area, while the Mason County portion is part of the Maysville micropolitan area.


Germantown was platted in 1794.[2] The city was incorporated by the Virginia state legislature in 1795.[3][4] A post office called Germantown has been in operation since 1817.[5]


Germantown is located at 38°39′17″N 83°57′48″W / 38.65472°N 83.96333°W / 38.65472; -83.96333 (38.654693, -83.963397).[6] It is primarily in eastern Bracken County and extends into western Mason County. Kentucky Route 10 passes through the center of town, leading east (via Kentucky Route 9) 13 miles (21 km) to Maysville on the Ohio River, and west 6 miles (10 km) to Brooksville, the Bracken County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Germantown has a total area of 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), all land.[1]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2015150[7]−2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 190 people, 81 households, and 55 families residing in the city. The population density was 703.5 people per square mile (271.7/km²). There were 85 housing units at an average density of 314.7 per square mile (121.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.42% White and 1.58% African American.

There were 81 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $20,833 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,973. About 9.7% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.4% of those sixty five or over.


The government of Germantown is composed of a mayor and four city council members. Council members are elected every two years on even numbered years and the mayor is elected every four years, also on even years. The council member receiving the most votes in the council elections is designated as the vice-mayor.

Current officials include:

The city also contains the Germantown Volunteer Fire Department, Established in 1927 that operates in Bracken and Mason counties as a Fire, Rescue, and EMS First Responder Service.

Notable people


  1. 1 2 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Germantown city, Kentucky". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  2. Toncray, Marla (March 9, 2012). "History, origins and towns of Bracken County". The Ledger Independent. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  3. Rennick, Robert. Kentucky Place Names, p. 115. "Germantown". University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1987. Accessed 26 Jul 2013.
  4. Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 547.
  5. "Bracken County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  6. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  8. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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