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Montgomery County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2017: 1,058,810 (98% urban, 2% rural); it was 873,341 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 195,734
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 45,731
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 223,008
Renter-occupied apartments: 115,621 (it was 101,557 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

32%

Land area: 496 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 2137 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Montgomery County: 186.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (35.0%), Educational, health and social services (15.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Montgomery County, MD (2017)
    • 458,26752.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 207,39223.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 190,93121.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 160,79918.4%Asian alone
    • 32,2023.7%Two or more races
    • 7,3740.8%Some other race alone
    • 1,4670.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 3780.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

39.0 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years
Males: 512,184  (48.4%)
Females: 546,626  (51.6%)
Average household size:
Montgomery County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $103,235 ($71,551 in 1999)
This county:

$103,235
Maryland:

$80,776

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $1,578 (lower quartile is $1,280, upper quartile is $1,930)
This county:

$1578
State:

$1193


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $477,800 (it was $210,600 in 2000)
Montgomery:

$477,800
Maryland:

$312,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $330,800 - $723,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $696,414
Here:

$696,414
State:

$424,848

Townhouses or other attached units: $386,090
Here:

$386,090
State:

$250,809

In 2-unit structures: $224,510
Here:

$224,510
State:

$363,922

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $193,619
Here:

$193,619
State:

$334,616

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $310,854
Here:

$310,854
State:

$242,023

Mobile homes: $56,690
Here:

$56,690
State:

$67,329

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,454
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $808

Institutionalized population: 5,864

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Health of residents in Montgomery County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.8. This is significantly better than average.
82.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
36.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
82.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
81.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 187 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 152 pounds. This is less than average.
11.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2333 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 1998: 3548 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 1999: 3467 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2000: 2931 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2001: 3191 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2002: 2909 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2003: 2339 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2004: 2376 buildings, average cost: $191,200
  • 2005: 1700 buildings, average cost: $297,300
  • 2006: 1237 buildings, average cost: $277,600
  • 2007: 1408 buildings, average cost: $275,300
  • 2008: 997 buildings, average cost: $260,600
  • 2009: 862 buildings, average cost: $283,600
  • 2010: 909 buildings, average cost: $247,600
  • 2011: 1031 buildings, average cost: $229,400
  • 2012: 1174 buildings, average cost: $202,900
  • 2013: 1652 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2014: 1440 buildings, average cost: $206,500
  • 2015: 1367 buildings, average cost: $218,500
  • 2016: 1414 buildings, average cost: $228,100
  • 2017: 1054 buildings, average cost: $228,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Montgomery, MD residents
Average permit cost in Montgomery, MD
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,523 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,415 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Montgomery, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Montgomery, MD in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Montgomery, MD in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.9%
Montgomery County:

6.9%
Maryland:

9.3%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.2% for Black residents, 11.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.1% for American Indian residents, 14.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.6% for other race residents, 9.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.0 years old
(Males: 37.9 years old, Females: 40.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.0 years old, Black residents: 35.6 years old, American Indian residents: 49.2 years old, Asian residents: 40.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.1 years old, Other race residents: 28.6 years old)

Area name: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Montgomery County is $1080 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1225 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1580 a month.

Cities in this county include: Silver Spring, Wheaton-Glenmont, Germantown, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Aspen Hill, Wheaton, Rockville, Potomac, North Bethesda.

Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Montgomery County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Audrain County, Missouri , Mineral County, Nevada , Denver County, Colorado , Clay County, Missouri , Jefferson County, Colorado , Pike County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Maryland:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Montgomery, MD
County total employment by year in Montgomery, MD
County average yearly wages by year in Montgomery, MD

Current college students: 57,291
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 57.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 338,256 (54.0% naturalized citizens)

Montgomery County:

31.9%
Whole state:

15.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 74,1002010 or later
  • 95,9652000 to 2009
  • 77,5601990 to 1999
  • 68,7271980 to 1989
  • 32,8971970 to 1979
  • 27,686Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.7%

Montgomery County marital status for males Montgomery County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 186,465
  • One, attached: 71,445
  • Two: 1,474
  • 3 or 4: 4,822
  • 5 to 9: 21,824
  • 10 to 19: 33,345
  • 20 to 49: 10,762
  • 50 or more: 59,102
  • Mobile homes: 629
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 169

Housing units in Montgomery County with a mortgage: 179,851 (4,942 second mortgage, 27,567 home equity loan, 1,179 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 63,666

Here:

74.0% with mortgage
State:

72.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Montgomery County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic122,56939
Evangelical Protestant104,377319
Mainline Protestant73,637186
Other70,946153
Orthodox9,88914
Black Protestant3,18922
None587,170-
Montgomery County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 203
Montgomery County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
This county:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 134
Montgomery County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 556
This county:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Montgomery County:

6.7%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

18.8%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.9%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Montgomery County:

Average size of farms: 130 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $72,156
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $820.62
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.95%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $85,520
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 58.82%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $64,128
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.42
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 19.76%
Corn for grain: 11121 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4717 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 13794 harvested acres
Vegetables: 986 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 278 acres

Earthquake activity:

Montgomery County-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 104.5 miles away from Montgomery County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 240.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 105.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 275.4 miles away from Montgomery County center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 104.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Maryland Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4261: March 04, 2016, FEMA Id: 4261, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3349: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3349, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 04, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4091: November 20, 2012, FEMA Id: 4091, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4075: August 02, 2012, FEMA Id: 4075, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Maryland Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3335: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3335, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1910: May 06, 2010, FEMA Id: 1910, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1875: February 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 1875, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 22, 2006 to July 12, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1652: July 02, 2006, FEMA Id: 1652, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Maryland Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3251: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 29, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1492: September 19, 2003, FEMA Id: 1492, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Montgomery

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 373,122 (70.3%)
  • Carpooled: 56,075 (10.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 27,589 (5.2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 17,554 (3.3%)
  • Railroad: 1,908 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 5,166 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 2,760 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 10,362 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 36,175 (6.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • El Salvador (12%)
  • India (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Ethiopia (4%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Vietnam (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Montgomery County


  • American (4%)
  • African (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • Ethiopian (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Montgomery County, Maryland in 2000:

  • 4,357 people in nursing homes
  • 1,669 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 514 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 473 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 394 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 360 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 328 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 265 people in other group homes
  • 226 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 168 people in religious group quarters
  • 166 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 136 people in halfway houses
  • 90 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 88 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 62 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 59 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 57 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 41 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 33 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 13 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 9 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 8 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 5 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in Montgomery County, Maryland in 2010:

  • 4,557 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 903 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 643 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 628 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 617 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 455 people in college/university student housing
  • 269 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 214 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 210 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 148 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 61 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 55 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 51 people in military treatment facilities with assigned patients
  • 40 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 34 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $123,084.

6.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($77,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Maryland average:

6.88%


0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,842 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.11%
Maryland average:

0.09%

2.01% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($17,865 average AGI)
4.12% relocated from other states ($57,577 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

4.12%
Maryland average:

3.22%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Prince George's County, MD  1.04% ($45,199 average AGI)
from District of Columbia, DC  0.73% ($112,324)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.29% ($78,625)
from Frederick County, MD  0.21% ($59,342)
from Howard County, MD  0.19% ($79,049)
from Arlington County, VA  0.15% ($95,556)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.14% ($69,849)


7.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($87,043 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Maryland average:

7.35%


0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,904 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.16%
Maryland average:

0.10%

2.40% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($23,578 average AGI)
4.72% relocated to other states ($61,560 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

4.72%
Maryland average:

3.70%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Prince George's County, MD  1.00% ($45,435 average AGI)
to District of Columbia, DC  0.72% ($92,766)
to Frederick County, MD  0.44% ($72,920)
to Fairfax County, VA  0.36% ($87,308)
to Howard County, MD  0.28% ($162,619)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.19% ($90,999)
to Arlington County, VA  0.16% ($77,678)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.7

Births per 1000 population in Montgomery County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Montgomery County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 5.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Montgomery County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 110,053 (101,757 aged, 8,296 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 20,870 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Montgomery County, Maryland in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (5,195)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (5,000)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (4,365)
  • Unspecified dementia (3,719)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (3,358)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,671)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (2,555)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,328)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2,168)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (1,840)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,279
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 170
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,191

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,464
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 619
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 91
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 95

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 4,336

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 30.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 14.9
  • Cut/Pierce - 6.6
  • Other - 8.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 59.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 20.4
  • Suffocation - 16.8
  • Poisoning - 10.2
  • Fall - 6.7
  • Other - 5.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,058,810
  • In family households: 909,327 (144,655 male householders, 116,594 female householders)
    199,833 spouses, 325,648 children (312,037 natural, 6,199 adopted, 7,412 stepchildren), 15,730 grandchildren, 20,532 brothers or sisters, 31,150 parents, 26,662 other relatives, 28,523 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 140,128 (47,461 male householders (38,088 living alone)), 64,509 female householders (54,361 living alone)), 28,158 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,355

Size of family households: 100,758 2-persons, 60,387 3-persons, 56,459 4-persons, 26,576 5-persons, 10,569 6-persons, 6,500 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 92,449 1-person, 15,503 2-persons, 2,703 3-persons, 1,033 4-persons, 198 5-persons, 84 6-persons.

171,977 married couples with children.
50,066 single-parent households (10,885 men, 39,181 women).

58.5% of residents of Montgomery speak English at home.
17.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
9.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
9.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
4.4% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $15,294,395,000 ($16,594 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,661,203,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,248,486,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $746,746,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,809,000
Federal grants: $1,236,471,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,510,566,000 ($1,917,702,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,541,317,000 ($467,512,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,953,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $558,562,000
Federal Government insurance: $191,077,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 70,527
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 28,966
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +51,170
Here:

+55 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -38,228
Here -41 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Montgomery County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 380.22 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.7
State:

7.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4

Year house built in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Year house built in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • 11,9382014 or later
  • 9,4812010 to 2013
  • 37,8092000 to 2009
  • 47,9511990 to 1999
  • 75,6631980 to 1989
  • 64,6601970 to 1979
  • 53,5821960 to 1969
  • 47,4501950 to 1959
  • 20,7311940 to 1949
  • 20,7721939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • 8181 room
  • 1,2212 rooms
  • 5,4983 rooms
  • 15,1564 rooms
  • 24,2585 rooms
  • 33,4586 rooms
  • 35,2927 rooms
  • 36,9898 rooms
  • 90,8279+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • 6,6071 room
  • 11,3392 rooms
  • 23,7233 rooms
  • 35,4884 rooms
  • 21,9585 rooms
  • 11,7266 rooms
  • 8,5387 rooms
  • 3,6988 rooms
  • 6,6259+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • 988no bedroom
  • 6,0181 bedroom
  • 28,5402 bedrooms
  • 81,9993 bedrooms
  • 86,3254 bedrooms
  • 39,6475+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • 7,605no bedroom
  • 37,5511 bedroom
  • 47,3982 bedrooms
  • 27,5143 bedrooms
  • 6,6344 bedrooms
  • 3,0005+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Montgomery County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Montgomery County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Montgomery County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 6,685no vehicle
  • 64,9971 vehicle
  • 110,1362 vehicles
  • 42,2153 vehicles
  • 13,6034 vehicles
  • 5,8815+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Montgomery County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Montgomery County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 19,820no vehicle
  • 60,9731 vehicle
  • 38,0492 vehicles
  • 8,1313 vehicles
  • 2,1654 vehicles
  • 5645+ vehicles

85.5% of Montgomery County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 27% lived in Maryland.

Montgomery County:

85.5%
State average:

86.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 267,238
  • Other state: 434,095
  • Northeast: 155,822
  • Midwest: 52,659
  • South: 189,599
  • West: 36,015
Year householders moved into unit in Montgomery County, MD
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Montgomery County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 60.4%Utility gas
  • 32.8%Electricity
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.7%Electricity
  • 42.9%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14,396
Here:

13.1%
Maryland:

12.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8,021
Here:

13.5%
Maryland:

12.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8,761
Here:

16.2%
Maryland:

18.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Montgomery County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $250,894,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $356,963,000
    Other: $237,155,000
    Housing and Community Development: $117,159,000
    Solid Waste Management: $102,498,000
    Higher Education - Other: $64,310,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,095,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $27,420,000
    Parking Facilities: $26,570,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $16,120,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $11,649,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $7,699,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $3,877,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $284,092,000
    Water Utilities: $239,043,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $207,605,000
    Parks and Recreation: $67,476,000
    Other Higher Education: $33,726,000
    General - Other: $13,048,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,225,529,000
    General - Other: $723,969,000
    Parks and Recreation: $405,065,000
    Police Protection: $321,476,000
    Other Higher Education: $301,721,000
    Liquor Stores: $264,764,000
    Local Fire Protection: $256,929,000
    Housing and Community Development: $245,907,000
    Regular Highways: $220,483,000
    Transit Utilities: $188,962,000
    Sewerage: $187,685,000
    Water Utilities: $158,541,000
    Health - Other: $140,536,000
    Solid Waste Management: $99,197,000
    General Public Buildings: $96,293,000
    Correctional Institutions: $71,681,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,453,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $45,046,000
    Libraries: $39,607,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $38,252,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,694,000
    Central Staff Services: $34,559,000
    Financial Administration: $22,588,000
    Parking Facilities: $20,793,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $15,373,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $14,819,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $12,699,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $1,810,211,000
    Total Other Securities: $984,736,000
    Corporate Bonds: $825,972,000
    Total Federal Securities: $397,998,000
    Benefit Payments: $286,728,000
    Other Investments - Other: $196,612,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $102,124,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $66,449,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $30,986,000
    Withdrawals: $6,527,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $125,409,000
    Other: $51,859,000
    Education: $21,232,000
    Health and Hospitals: $16,772,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,200,000
    Highways: $1,618,000
    Sewerage: $282,000
    Water Utilities: $262,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $298,743,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $53,206,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $42,443,000
    Other - General - Other: $19,919,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Water Utilities: $4,642,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $129,843,000
    Other: $40,854,000
    Sewerage: $5,312,000
    Water Utilities: $110,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,200,209,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,412,533,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,902,137,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,274,816,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,238,328,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,114,460,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $79,763,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $43,275,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $188,563,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $33,855,000
    Special Assessments: $21,304,000
    Interest Earnings: $10,129,000
    Rents: $3,731,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,373,000
    Sale of Property: $293,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $19,281,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,617,000
    Water Utilities: $947,000
    Sewerage: $10,000
    Higher Education - Auxiliary Enterprises: $5,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,708,117,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $300,953,000
    Liquor Stores: $294,594,000
    Transit Utilities: $26,620,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $730,625,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $646,400,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,301,700,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $840,325,000
    Other: $142,608,000
    Transit Utilities: $44,007,000
    Highways: $8,983,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,538,000
    Housing and Community Development: $162,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,917,727,000
    Individual Income: $1,422,428,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $241,236,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $161,708,000
    Other Selective Sales: $93,234,000
    Other License: $12,265,000
    Amusements Sales: $3,112,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,202,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,524,082,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $28,606,000

Montgomery County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $250,894,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $356,963,000
    Other: $237,155,000
    Housing and Community Development: $117,159,000
    Solid Waste Management: $102,498,000
    Higher Education - Other: $64,310,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,095,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $27,420,000
    Parking Facilities: $26,570,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $16,120,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $11,649,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $7,699,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $3,877,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $284,092,000
    Water Utilities: $239,043,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $207,605,000
    Parks and Recreation: $67,476,000
    Other Higher Education: $33,726,000
    General - Other: $13,048,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,225,529,000
    General - Other: $723,969,000
    Parks and Recreation: $405,065,000
    Police Protection: $321,476,000
    Other Higher Education: $301,721,000
    Liquor Stores: $264,764,000
    Local Fire Protection: $256,929,000
    Housing and Community Development: $245,907,000
    Regular Highways: $220,483,000
    Transit Utilities: $188,962,000
    Sewerage: $187,685,000
    Water Utilities: $158,541,000
    Health - Other: $140,536,000
    Solid Waste Management: $99,197,000
    General Public Buildings: $96,293,000
    Correctional Institutions: $71,681,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,453,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $45,046,000
    Libraries: $39,607,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $38,252,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,694,000
    Central Staff Services: $34,559,000
    Financial Administration: $22,588,000
    Parking Facilities: $20,793,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $15,373,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $14,819,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $12,699,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $1,810,211,000
    Total Other Securities: $984,736,000
    Corporate Bonds: $825,972,000
    Total Federal Securities: $397,998,000
    Benefit Payments: $286,728,000
    Other Investments - Other: $196,612,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $102,124,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $66,449,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $30,986,000
    Withdrawals: $6,527,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $125,409,000
    Other: $51,859,000
    Education: $21,232,000
    Health and Hospitals: $16,772,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,200,000
    Highways: $1,618,000
    Sewerage: $282,000
    Water Utilities: $262,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $298,743,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $53,206,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $42,443,000
    Other - General - Other: $19,919,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Water Utilities: $4,642,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $129,843,000
    Other: $40,854,000
    Sewerage: $5,312,000
    Water Utilities: $110,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,200,209,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,412,533,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,902,137,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,274,816,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,238,328,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,114,460,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $79,763,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $43,275,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $188,563,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $33,855,000
    Special Assessments: $21,304,000
    Interest Earnings: $10,129,000
    Rents: $3,731,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,373,000
    Sale of Property: $293,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $19,281,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,617,000
    Water Utilities: $947,000
    Sewerage: $10,000
    Higher Education - Auxiliary Enterprises: $5,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,708,117,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $300,953,000
    Liquor Stores: $294,594,000
    Transit Utilities: $26,620,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $730,625,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $646,400,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,301,700,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $840,325,000
    Other: $142,608,000
    Transit Utilities: $44,007,000
    Highways: $8,983,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,538,000
    Housing and Community Development: $162,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,917,727,000
    Individual Income: $1,422,428,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $241,236,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $161,708,000
    Other Selective Sales: $93,234,000
    Other License: $12,265,000
    Amusements Sales: $3,112,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,202,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,524,082,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $28,606,000

Montgomery County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $250,894,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $356,963,000
    Other: $237,155,000
    Housing and Community Development: $117,159,000
    Solid Waste Management: $102,498,000
    Higher Education - Other: $64,310,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,095,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $27,420,000
    Parking Facilities: $26,570,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $16,120,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $11,649,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $7,699,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $3,877,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $284,092,000
    Water Utilities: $239,043,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $207,605,000
    Parks and Recreation: $67,476,000
    Other Higher Education: $33,726,000
    General - Other: $13,048,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,225,529,000
    General - Other: $723,969,000
    Parks and Recreation: $405,065,000
    Police Protection: $321,476,000
    Other Higher Education: $301,721,000
    Liquor Stores: $264,764,000
    Local Fire Protection: $256,929,000
    Housing and Community Development: $245,907,000
    Regular Highways: $220,483,000
    Transit Utilities: $188,962,000
    Sewerage: $187,685,000
    Water Utilities: $158,541,000
    Health - Other: $140,536,000
    Solid Waste Management: $99,197,000
    General Public Buildings: $96,293,000
    Correctional Institutions: $71,681,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,453,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $45,046,000
    Libraries: $39,607,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $38,252,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,694,000
    Central Staff Services: $34,559,000
    Financial Administration: $22,588,000
    Parking Facilities: $20,793,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $15,373,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $14,819,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $12,699,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $1,810,211,000
    Total Other Securities: $984,736,000
    Corporate Bonds: $825,972,000
    Total Federal Securities: $397,998,000
    Benefit Payments: $286,728,000
    Other Investments - Other: $196,612,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $102,124,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $66,449,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $30,986,000
    Withdrawals: $6,527,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $125,409,000
    Other: $51,859,000
    Education: $21,232,000
    Health and Hospitals: $16,772,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,200,000
    Highways: $1,618,000
    Sewerage: $282,000
    Water Utilities: $262,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $298,743,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $53,206,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $42,443,000
    Other - General - Other: $19,919,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Water Utilities: $4,642,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $129,843,000
    Other: $40,854,000
    Sewerage: $5,312,000
    Water Utilities: $110,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,200,209,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,412,533,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,902,137,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,274,816,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,238,328,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,114,460,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $79,763,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $43,275,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $188,563,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $33,855,000
    Special Assessments: $21,304,000
    Interest Earnings: $10,129,000
    Rents: $3,731,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,373,000
    Sale of Property: $293,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $19,281,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,617,000
    Water Utilities: $947,000
    Sewerage: $10,000
    Higher Education - Auxiliary Enterprises: $5,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,708,117,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $300,953,000
    Liquor Stores: $294,594,000
    Transit Utilities: $26,620,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $730,625,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $646,400,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,301,700,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $840,325,000
    Other: $142,608,000
    Transit Utilities: $44,007,000
    Highways: $8,983,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,538,000
    Housing and Community Development: $162,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,917,727,000
    Individual Income: $1,422,428,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $241,236,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $161,708,000
    Other Selective Sales: $93,234,000
    Other License: $12,265,000
    Amusements Sales: $3,112,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,202,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,524,082,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $28,606,000

Montgomery County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $250,894,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $356,963,000
    Other: $237,155,000
    Housing and Community Development: $117,159,000
    Solid Waste Management: $102,498,000
    Higher Education - Other: $64,310,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,095,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $27,420,000
    Parking Facilities: $26,570,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $16,120,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $11,649,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $7,699,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $3,877,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $284,092,000
    Water Utilities: $239,043,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $207,605,000
    Parks and Recreation: $67,476,000
    Other Higher Education: $33,726,000
    General - Other: $13,048,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,225,529,000
    General - Other: $723,969,000
    Parks and Recreation: $405,065,000
    Police Protection: $321,476,000
    Other Higher Education: $301,721,000
    Liquor Stores: $264,764,000
    Local Fire Protection: $256,929,000
    Housing and Community Development: $245,907,000
    Regular Highways: $220,483,000
    Transit Utilities: $188,962,000
    Sewerage: $187,685,000
    Water Utilities: $158,541,000
    Health - Other: $140,536,000
    Solid Waste Management: $99,197,000
    General Public Buildings: $96,293,000
    Correctional Institutions: $71,681,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,453,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $45,046,000
    Libraries: $39,607,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $38,252,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,694,000
    Central Staff Services: $34,559,000
    Financial Administration: $22,588,000
    Parking Facilities: $20,793,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $15,373,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $14,819,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $12,699,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $1,810,211,000
    Total Other Securities: $984,736,000
    Corporate Bonds: $825,972,000
    Total Federal Securities: $397,998,000
    Benefit Payments: $286,728,000
    Other Investments - Other: $196,612,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $102,124,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $66,449,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $30,986,000
    Withdrawals: $6,527,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $125,409,000
    Other: $51,859,000
    Education: $21,232,000
    Health and Hospitals: $16,772,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,200,000
    Highways: $1,618,000
    Sewerage: $282,000
    Water Utilities: $262,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $298,743,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $53,206,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $42,443,000
    Other - General - Other: $19,919,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Water Utilities: $4,642,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $129,843,000
    Other: $40,854,000
    Sewerage: $5,312,000
    Water Utilities: $110,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,200,209,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,412,533,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,902,137,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,274,816,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,238,328,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,114,460,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $79,763,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $43,275,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $188,563,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $33,855,000
    Special Assessments: $21,304,000
    Interest Earnings: $10,129,000
    Rents: $3,731,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,373,000
    Sale of Property: $293,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $19,281,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,617,000
    Water Utilities: $947,000
    Sewerage: $10,000
    Higher Education - Auxiliary Enterprises: $5,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,708,117,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $300,953,000
    Liquor Stores: $294,594,000
    Transit Utilities: $26,620,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $730,625,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $646,400,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,301,700,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $840,325,000
    Other: $142,608,000
    Transit Utilities: $44,007,000
    Highways: $8,983,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,538,000
    Housing and Community Development: $162,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,917,727,000
    Individual Income: $1,422,428,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $241,236,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $161,708,000
    Other Selective Sales: $93,234,000
    Other License: $12,265,000
    Amusements Sales: $3,112,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,202,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,524,082,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $28,606,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 11,696
  • Number of aged recipients: 5,354
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 6,342
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,025
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 4,235
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 6,436
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,815
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 5,262
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 177 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4,202$310,4446,139$378,09030,059$342,507920$203,83524$17,340,0421,214$247,2698$234,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED237$290,932414$382,4522,295$336,645158$132,3730$0153$232,6931$540,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED514$285,813647$373,0347,449$358,454436$139,7343$85,667543$250,1923$256,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN579$298,472940$381,4985,888$349,764205$220,9903$4,226,667350$259,1060$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS93$283,849188$324,1491,791$320,98274$179,3380$0133$264,1500$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 165 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED660$334,368320$358,3886$198,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED210$344,600178$370,0064$246,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED85$355,212103$347,1170$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN55$351,74547$334,1911$187,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS25$303,9609$393,8890$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Montgomery, MD
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Montgomery, MD - Value
Most common first names in Montgomery County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3,32081.3 years
John2,91875.2 years
William2,60775.9 years
Robert1,97773.2 years
James1,96272.9 years
Helen1,71382.0 years
Margaret1,64881.3 years
Charles1,51475.7 years
Joseph1,48477.1 years
George1,42977.2 years
Most common last names in Montgomery County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith95877.2 years
Johnson63676.6 years
Brown59477.5 years
Miller57678.7 years
Williams48975.3 years
Jones46777.1 years
Davis42276.9 years
Lee33976.6 years
Thompson33977.0 years
Taylor31276.1 years
Businesses in Montgomery County, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven59J. Jill1
ALDI1J.Crew1
ALDO2JCPenney2
AMF Bowling1JoS. A. Bank5
AT&T16Jones New York15
Abercrombie & Fitch1Journeys3
Abercrombie Kids1Just Tires1
Ace Hardware4Justice2
Advance Auto Parts12KFC10
Aeropostale3Kmart2
American Eagle Outfitters3Kohl's2
Ann Taylor5Kroger1
Apple Store2LA Fitness6
Applebee's2La-Z-Boy1
Arby's3Lane Bryant3
Audi1Lane Furniture6
AutoZone2LensCrafters5
Avenue1Little Caesars Pizza3
BMW1Lowe's2
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill6Macy's4
Bakers2Marriott13
Bally Total Fitness3Marshalls4
Banana Republic3MasterBrand Cabinets64
Barnes & Noble3Mazda2
Baskin-Robbins12McDonald's42
Bath & Body Works6Men's Wearhouse6
Bebe1Motel 61
Bed Bath & Beyond3Motherhood Maternity4
Ben & Jerry's2New Balance14
Bentleymotors.Com1New York & Co3
Best Western1Nike66
Blockbuster5Nissan3
Brooks Brothers1Nordstrom2
Brookstone2Office Depot4
Budget Car Rental5Old Country Buffet2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy3
Burger King9Olive Garden1
Buybuy BABY1Outback3
CVS39Outback Steakhouse3
Cache2Pac Sun2
CarMax1Panda Express3
Caribou Coffee4Panera Bread8
Casual Male XL1Papa John's Pizza6
Catherines1Payless11
Charlotte Russe2Penske6
Chevrolet3PetSmart5
Chick-Fil-A5Pier 1 Imports2
Chico's6Pizza Hut16
Chipotle14Popeyes8
Chuck E. Cheese's3Pottery Barn1
Cinnabon 1Pottery Barn Kids1
Circle K2Qdoba Mexican Grill3
Clarks1Quality2
Cold Stone Creamery5Quiznos14
Coldwater Creek1RadioShack21
Comfort Inn2Red Lobster3
Comfort Suites1Red Robin2
Costco1Red Roof Inn1
Crate & Barrel1Rite Aid9
Cricket Wireless21Ruby Tuesday4
Curves8SAS Shoes3
DHL21Safeway19
Dairy Queen4Saks Fifth Avenue1
Days Inn1Sam's Club1
Deb1Sears9
Decora Cabinetry24Sephora2
Dennys2Sheraton1
Domino's Pizza6Sleep Inn1
DressBarn6Soma Intimates2
Dressbarn6Spencer Gifts1
Dunkin Donuts18Sprint Nextel12
Econo Lodge1Staples8
Ethan Allen1Starbucks54
Express3Subaru2
Extended Stay America2Subway44
Extended Stay Deluxe1T-Mobile18
Famous Footwear2T.G.I. Driday's2
Fashion Bug1T.J.Maxx3
FedEx171Taco Bell10
Finish Line3Talbots3
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Target4
Foot Locker4The Cheesecake Factory1
Ford3The Limited2
Forever 213The Room Place2
GNC16Torrid1
GameStop13Toyota2
Gap3Toys"R"Us4
Giant26Trader Joe's4
Goodwill2Travelodge1
Gymboree4True Value7
H&M2U-Haul11
H&R Block22UPS163
Haagen-Dazs2Vans6
Havertys Furniture1Verizon Wireless11
Hilton6Victoria's Secret4
Holiday Inn4Volkswagen2
Hollister Co.3Vons18
Home Depot4Walgreens2
Homestead Studio Suites2Walmart1
Honda4Wendy's11
Hot Topic3Wet Seal1
Hyatt2Whole Foods Market5
Hyundai2YMCA3
IHOP6

Montgomery County on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"